Angry man punches one person in back, swings belt at another on Ann Arbor street
This story has been updated with the description of the suspect
A 20-year-old man was punched in the back and another man barely avoided getting hit with a belt when an irate man passed them on South University Avenue Wednesday, Ann Arbor police said.
The 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old man, both from Ann Arbor, were standing at 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of South University Avenue in front of Pinball Pete’s, said Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush.
Bush said the men were minding their own business when a man walked up and punched the 20-year-old man in the back, saying “Get the (expletive) out of the way,” Bush said. After punching the 20-year-old, the man took off his belt and swung it at the 19-year-old, narrowly missing.
The man left the area. The two men said they did not know him. The 20-year-old man had a red mark on the lower right side of his back but did not require medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic man wearing a checkered blue, black and white flannel shirt, a black and red hat, white Jordan tennis shoes and blue jeans.
Anyone with information regarding 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).