Leduff, last seen poking around a dead body encased in ice in an abandoned Detroit warehouse, has now profiled a Detroit retiree, Glemie Dean "Coon Man" Beasley, who hunts raccoons and eats them or sells them. This just barely meets Charlie Leduff's minimum standards of manly quirk.
Beasley peers out his living room window. A sushi cooking show plays on the television. The neighborhood outside is a wreck of ruined houses and weedy lots.
"Today people got no skill and things is getting worse," he laments. "What people gonna do? They gonna eat each other up is what they gonna do."
Leduff then killed, cooked, and ate Beasley for his upcoming book, Going 'Against the Grain': Charlie Leduff Goes Totally Carnivorous as He Cannibalizes Various Quirky Men in America's Backwaters.
[Detroit News. Jossip points out that Leduff already wrote this coon-eating story once before, for the NYT. BONUS: Read through and find the sentence where Leduff explains what raccoon tastes like "to the uneducated pallet."]