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‘RoboCop Day’ to be celebrated in Detroit Tuesday

‘RoboCop Day’ to be celebrated in Detroit Tuesday

'ROBOCOP' DAY:This photo released by Orion Pictures Corp. shows film director Irvin Kershner, right, and actor Peter Weller, portraying Robocop, during the making of "Robocop II." Photo: Associated Press/Orion Pictures Corp., Deana Newcomb

DETROIT (AP) — Everybody’s favorite fictional crime-fighting cyborg is returning home to Detroit next week.

And an announcement will be made about him moving here permanently.

Tuesday is being called “RoboCop Day.”

Detroit police and others will have the chance to take part in a meet-and-greet with RoboCop, who also will throw out the first pitch at the Tigers game that night. The 1980s science fiction movie was set in a futuristic and crime-ridden Detroit.

It’s all part of a daylong celebration in honor of the DVD release of this year’s “RoboCop” remake.

Plus, organizers say an announcement will be made about the statue expected to be installed in Detroit later this year.

The movement for a RoboCop statue started in 2011 after a social networking campaign exploded in support of the project.

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