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Arrest follows peeved Kid Rock's web post on break-in try


By Melissa Gray

(CNN) -- A man who tried to break into musician Kid Rock's Michigan home was in custody Saturday after tips led to his arrest, authorities said

The 43-year-old suspect, whose name was not released, used his Ford van to force open the property gate July 31, the Oakland County Sheriff's Office said. Security cameras caught him ramming the van through the gate and attempting to break into a building on the property.

Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, posted images from the security camera footage on his website, showing the van and the man -- who was on crutches -- on his Independence Township property.

"Thank God I was not on the property at the time of this attempted break in," he wrote in a post on his site. "I am an avid hunter and marksman and I will not hesitate to shoot anyone who has myself or family in fear for our lives. I take the invasion of my personal space very seriously regardless of who you are."

Ritchie asked anyone with information to contact the sheriff's office and offered a $5,000 reward for tips leading to the man's arrest.

Two tips to the sheriff's office led to the arrest of the man, who lives in Independence Township, the sheriff's office said. The man is in the Oakland County Jail and the van has been impounded.

CNN's John Branch contributed to this report.

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