Local authorities investigate viral videos

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s office and other local law enforcement agencies are looking into recent viral videos depicting the confrontation of alleged sexual predators. The  videos appear to be recorded Monday at three locations within the City of Port Huron and Fort Gratiot Township. In each of the videos an anonymous man claims to pose as a 15 year old who arranged rendezvous with older men online. St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon tells WPHM he does not condone the actions of the vigilante in the videos.  Donnellon further states that the actions depicted in the video could have endangered the lives of those involved or innocent bystanders. He says both the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and Port Huron Police Department are actively investigating the claims made in the videos. Donnellon adds that there is a system in place to to catch sexual offenders and such actions should be left to law enforcement professionals.