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Posted on Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 12:42 p.m.

2 Ann Arbor men hospitalized after fistfight about alcohol consumption

By John Counts

Two men got into a fistfight in Ann Arbor early Monday morning because one told the other to leave a residence because he drank too much, police said.

Officers were called to both University of Michigan and St. Joseph's hospitals at 1:21 a.m. for the two assault victims, a 34-year-old man and a 31-year-old man, both of Ann Arbor, according to Lt. Renee Bush. Investigators discovered the two men had been in a fistfight outside a residence in the 2300 block of Jonathan Court.

The argument began over one individual telling the other to leave because he had drank too much," Bush stated in a release. "The argument escalated to a fistfight in the parking lot."

The men were treated at the hospitals. Police did not provide information detailing which man was at which hospital, the extent of the injuries or if either men were charged.

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Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 1:08 p.m.

Sounds to me like perhaps they both had to much to drink.


Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 4:58 a.m.

"Never over estimate the American public." – P.T. Barnum. I guess there'll be a number of thumbs-down responses to this quote, but stories like this one - frequent as they are - are all the proof that's needed, unfortunately.


Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 4:33 a.m.

This Might be on-point. Just have the news on the radio @ 11:30PM Monday night, there was an Earthquake in North Korea, centering on their Nuclear Research site. Did a couple of "Kim" brothers get into an in-house dispute?


Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 12:32 a.m.

Dumb and Dumber

Michigan Man

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 11:52 p.m.

I have a dream of getting drunk and taking on Obama in the Octogon!

John of Saline

Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 4:20 p.m.

I don't think the Secret Service cares about dreams. Yet.

Homeland Conspiracy

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 11:51 p.m.

This is one of the reason hospital employees hate drunks


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 9:07 p.m.

Ol' demon alkehol.....


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 8:12 p.m.

31 and 34 is too old to be fighting.


Tue, Feb 12, 2013 : 3:01 a.m.

So who won the fight?

John of Saline

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 8:01 p.m.

I'm guessing the genius would deny he has an alcohol problem.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 6:18 p.m.

When something like this happens, it's clear at least one of them has had too much to drink.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 9:59 p.m.

I'm thinking that they might have pulled a BAC on both of them in the hospital. So maybe we can find out who drank too much?

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 6:17 p.m.

@smokeblwr: You left because you were told you drank too much? I suppose leaving would be preferable to getting in a fight that requires time in the hospital.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 5:59 p.m.

This is why I left SE Ann Arbor.


Thu, Feb 14, 2013 : 3:36 p.m.

I hope you left Ann Arbor altogether if that's the case because drunken incidents surely don't occur down town or West side Ann Arbor....


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 8:11 p.m.

It's why everybody leaves SE Ann Arbor.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 6:30 p.m.

@ Jack Your comment made me laff out loud but when I went to vote you up I hit the down button by accident. Sigh. Your comment is still funny.


Mon, Feb 11, 2013 : 6:17 p.m.

Must have moved pretty quickly considering the fight occurred early this morning.