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Would-be rapper arrested in stolen school bus

This combination of booking photos provided by the Washtenaw Country Sherff's Department via Detroit News shows Josiah Daniel Curtis. Sheriff's deputies arrested Curtis, an aspiring Grand Rapids area rapper, at about 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving after receiving a call reporting that someone was driving a school bus erratically on eastbound 94 near Ann Arbor. Curtis allegedly stole the bus to drive to Detroit to record music. (Photo By The Associated Press)
This combination of booking photos provided by the Washtenaw Country Sherff's Department via Detroit News shows Josiah Daniel Curtis. Sheriff's deputies arrested Curtis, an aspiring Grand Rapids area rapper, at about 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving after receiving a call reporting that someone was driving a school bus erratically on eastbound 94 near Ann Arbor. Curtis allegedly stole the bus to drive to Detroit to record music. (Photo By The Associated Press)
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 08:18 am
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Music apparently moved an aspiring Grand Rapids area rapper to steal a school bus and rumble toward Motown to do some recording.Josiah Curtis got as far as Washtenaw County where his erratic driving on Interstate 94 drew the attention of other motorists who contacted authorities.

The Detroit News says Curtis was stopped about 10 a.m. on Thanksgiving on eastbound I-94 near Ann Arbor.

Sheriff's Sgt. Geoffrey Fox says the 25-year-old Curtis told deputies "he was headed to Detroit to work on some music."

MLive.com reports the bus was taken from a lot in Wyoming, southwest of Grand Rapids. It says several other buses were damaged.

Curtis is being held on a receiving and concealing stolen property. He's due back in court Tuesday.

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