Ann Arbor man faces charges for sparking taser during argument
A 20-year-old Ann Arbor man will face a preliminary hearing Thursday after being accused of sparking a taser during an altercation in December outside a city home.
Ibrahim Yusif Ibrahim is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon, possession of a taser and carrying a weapon with unlawful intent, according to court records. He’s scheduled to face a preliminary hearing at 8:30 a.m.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said Tuesday that officers responded to a report of an altercation at about 3:15 p.m. Dec. 19 in the 3000 block of Birch Hollow Drive.
Bush said Ibrahim and the man involved in the altercation had ongoing issues. The man had posted pictures online of Ibrahim’s sister smoking, which angered Ibrahim. Ibrahim told police the man came over to his house and tried to start a fight with Ibrahim’s brother.
Bush said Ibrahim and the man got into a verbal argument before Ibrahim took out the taser and "sparked" it — turning the taser on to show the electric charge. There was no indication that the taser was ever used to assault the man, Bush said.
The taser was recovered from the scene. Ibrahim maintained he was acting in self defense, Bush said.