Wanted car thief Henry Ford arrested in Inkster

A man aptly named Henry Ford who was wanted for stealing cars across Metro Detroit is in custody. 

US Marshal Aaron Garcia says Ford was arrested in Inkster, but didn't give any other details about his arrest. 

The 49-year-old was once in prison for stealing GPS units out of cars. He was eventually paroled but cut off his tether - and mailed it back to the Michigan Department of Corrections.

While the name and his actions may have seemed entertaining, authorities warned he's considered dangerous and has been convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, felonious assault, and larceny from several vehicles.

"Basically this guy's whole life - he's a thief. He steals from vehicles, he steals vehicles, he steals tires off vehicles, anything to do with vehicles - go figure -- Henry Ford is then robbing them," Garcia told us

Now he's accused of even more thefts in Livonia - but he did so after he sent his tether back to the DOC.

"So last summer he just decides 'I should be off parole, here you go, I'm done.' (He) mails his tether in, calls it a day," Garcia said.

Charges are pending.