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Posted on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 10 a.m.

2 men accused of assaulting man and woman at Ann Arbor bar

By Kyle Feldscher

This story has been updated with the name of the bar where the assaults happened. The incidents took place outside Rush Street.

Two Ypsilanti men were arrested after they were accused of beating two people, including a 43-year-old woman, at an Ann Arbor bar early Saturday morning, police said.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said police responded at 1:56 a.m. Saturday to the 300 block of South Main Street after receiving reports that two men were punching a woman. A witness told police the 21-year-old and 22-year-old Ypsilanti men were calling the woman names and hitting her in the face and upper body, Bush said.

After assaulting the woman, the two men left the area. They later returned to the area, attempted to get back into the bar and reportedly jumped a 37-year-old man and punched him multiple times in the face, Bush said.

The incidents took place outside of Rush Street, Bush said.

The two men were arrested, and the detective bureau is investigating the incident, Bush said. It’s unknown whether the man and woman suffered any injuries during the assaults.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 SPEAK UP (773-2587).

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Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 2:12 p.m.

Was the woman from Ypsi also? Could this have been a planned event?


Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 2:39 a.m.

Where is the city attorneySteve Postema hiding? Maybe in a cloet waiting for his damaged leg to cure.There have been so many reports of "problems at RICKS,NECTOS,AND NOW RUSH ST",,but the use of his much touted "public nuisance" charges which he has advocated for use by other cities seems to have disappeared.Or is it because the owners of these establishment are seen more favorably because of their ethnicity......Seems to me that this us a straight case of racism on the part of the city attorney... and this cannot be denied.

Ron Granger

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 9 p.m.

Usually one must travel across town to Rick's for such a lively curbside scene.


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 6:41 p.m.

No surprise, being in A2 late at night is risky. I get out of Dodge by 10:30 PM before the thugs invest downtown like cockroaches.


Tue, Oct 16, 2012 : 2:29 a.m.

No, honest people should help each other and take back the streets from the thugs and criminals!


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 6:09 p.m.

hmmm, thugs getting braver I see. Rush St. isnt in the student ghetto or ypsi... yay for more useless spending in A2!


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 5:54 p.m.

"It's unknown whether the man and woman suffered any injuries during the assaults." I would think there WOULD be injuries with two adult males punching a woman "in the face and upper body"...and then these same two adult males return later to gang up on another victim. It is impossible for the AAPD to be everywhere at once. I think it is a shame that bystanders did not step in to help defend the victims in these attacks....

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 5:08 p.m.

I've updated the story with the name of the bar. The assaults occurred outside Rush Street, according to police.

Kyle Feldscher

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 3:22 p.m.

For those asking about the name of the bar, I've been trying (unsuccessfully) to get more information from Lt. Bush this morning on this and plan on finding out then. I will update when I know.


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 3:27 p.m.

Its a cover up AAPD officers, might hang out at this establishment?

Bob Zuruncol

Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 3:12 p.m.

Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call and tell them where this happened.


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 2:50 p.m.

Why was there not secruity of some sort to break the fight up? Why were the police not called the first time? There seems like there is alot more to this story.


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 2:47 p.m.

So everyone just stands by and watches? Then they go back and beat up someone else and supposedly just leave again? Yes, which bar did this happen at?


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 2:46 p.m.

What is the bar the incident happened at?


Mon, Oct 15, 2012 : 2:17 p.m.

@Kyle wich bar is it?