Police: Man attacked woman who rejected him, acquaintance who intervened
A 50-year-old Ann Arbor man was arrested early Wednesday morning after beating up a woman who rejected his sexual advances and a man who attempted to intervene, police said.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said police responded at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday to a home in the 200 block of East Davis Avenue after being notified of an assault in progress. Bush said a 50-year-old Ann Arbor man was making sexual advances toward a 53-year-old Ann Arbor woman, who rejected him.
The man then began to fight with the woman and a 56-year-old Ann Arbor man who was also at the home intervened on her behalf, Bush said. The 50-year-old man proceeded to beat the 56 year old with his fists, causing significant injuries to the man’s head, Bush said.
While the two men were fighting, the woman called police, a move that attracted the attention of the alleged assailant, Bush said. The man then assaulted the woman again, punching her in the face and head, Bush said.
The woman eventually fled the apartment to a nearby house, where police contacted her, Bush said.
The 56-year-old man suffered a cut on his head, a gash near his left eye and a split lip, Bush said. Huron Valley Ambulance took him to the University of Michigan Hospital’s emergency room to be treated for his injuries, Bush said.
The woman had visible bruising on her eyes, forehead, lips and face, Bush said.
The 50-year-old man was arrested and is lodged at the Washtenaw County Jail where he is awaiting arraignment on possible charges, Bush said. All three people had been drinking and everyone involved knew each other, she said.