Repo men hauling away Detroit

Just days after Detroit declared bankruptcy, workers from repossession agencies have been showing up with orders to take back the city’s major skyscrapers and monuments.

“Wait, wait,” said Mayor Dave Bing. “Hey don’t take that. We need that for work. What are we supposed to do now?”

As several husky men carried away the 47-story Penobscot Building, the mayor could be heard shouting, “you jerks.”

When several other men arrived with a large flatbed truck and began loading The Spirit of Detroit, the mayor demanded to see “a court order or something,” which the repo men then provided.

As the mayor sat on the steps of his vanishing city, several witnesses said he sighed loudly. “How the hell are we supposed to earn a living now?” he said.

The Spirit of Detroit, commissioned in 1955, was the city’s symbol. The missing gilded bronze ornaments were pawned in 2012 to help pay off debts.

The Spirit of Detroit, commissioned in 1955, was the city’s symbol. The missing gilded bronze ornaments were pawned in 2012 to help pay off city debts.

Detroit skyline, 14 June 2013

Detroit skyline, 14 June 2013

Detroit skyline, 22 July 2013

Detroit skyline, 22 July 2013