Break In at Mae’s

Break In at Mae’s

(C. Proxmire, The Ferndale 115 News, June 20, 2012)

Just before 2:30 am on Sunday someone kicked in the front door to Mae’s at 24060 Woodward Pleasant Ridge, just north of Ferndale. The thief took the cash register, which was later found, emptied,  in a nearby back yard on Amherst.


Owner Sean McCarthy said they got a late start this morning, but they are open for business.  They have been loaned a cash register to use and will need to replace the front door, but all in all there was no other damage and no one was physically hurt.


The suspect is still on the loose, and police are working with the security company to obtain video footage of the break in.  Anyone with information, even seeing anyone in the area at 2:30 Saturday, should contact the Pleasant Ridge police at 248-541-2900.


To find out more about this quaint Pleasant Ridge diner with specialty items you might not expect, check out their webpage at


UPDATE:  The register has been returned.  According to Jessica it was the original register from the previous restaurant’s owers.  “Thanks everybody! We appreciate your kind words! We are happy to have our register back now…it’s the original from Anna’s Coffee Shoppe from 1959,” she said.

Photo:  Jessica McCarthy,  Note: Article was updated from its original post to include the day.


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