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Posted on Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 8:35 a.m.

Resident scares away man trying to break into home in Ann Arbor

By Lee Higgins

Ann Arbor police said a man tried to break into a home Monday night in the 800 block of Fuller Street, but was scared away by a man inside.

About 11 p.m., a 32-year-old man in the home was awakened by a noise outside his bedroom window, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.

When he looked outside, he saw a man breaking part of the window, Bush said. When he asked the man what he was doing, police said, the man ran away. Bush said the victim called 911.

Police did not have a detailed description of the suspect, who was seen running east through a parking lot. He was described as between 5 feet, 8 inches and 5 feet, 10 inches tall and was wearing a dark blue or dark black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.



Wed, Dec 14, 2011 : 1:20 p.m.

Did the intruder speak with a "heavy foreign accent" and claim to be a Chelsea Police Detective?


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 5:52 p.m.

I would have let him entered, then delt with him. I for one am very tired of people thinking they can just take what they want. We have homeless shelters, food banks, and warming centers. No reason to steal.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 10:09 p.m.

One more thing djm12652 I love to talk, but it's a little distracting when the person your talking to is putting your things in his pocket. LOL!


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 10:07 p.m.

djm12652 LOL! How do you know I wasn't just going to have a stern talk with him, after he first played with my dog of course. Thats the only problem with having a pitbull, strangers dont stop by unexpected any more. I keep hoping tho


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 8:13 p.m.

now cinnabar...why can't we just talk? Oh wait, let's apply for a grant for a study to deal with this "element" of


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:35 p.m.

Well, that pretty much fits the bill of a couple of billion suspects, but I bet he is glad to know that they didn't see his face. Good job reporting this crime. LOL.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:12 p.m.

I love that the resident had the presence of mind to ask what he was doing. Funny in a way. "Can I help you sir?" "I'm looking for some Grey Pupon" I guess it's not as cool as yelling- "You pick the wrong house....." followed by some line by Samuel L. Jackson. Glad to see he was chased off.


Wed, Dec 14, 2011 : 6:31 p.m.

Hahaha great comment. And the comment nazis even left it up there for us to enjoy how nice of them! Must be getting in the Xmas spirit over there

Billy Bob Schwartz

Wed, Dec 14, 2011 : 12:19 a.m.

So what happens when you ask what the man is doing, and he says, " I came to kill you," sticks a gun in the window, and does the job?


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 8:10 p.m.

@say it a victim of a criminal attack...I beg to differ...I do not find it off putting when one has the presence to defend his home...


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 8:08 p.m.

@redwingshero...seriously? The grey poupon answer would be totally acceptable in this I said before this town is just full of miscommunications, misunderstanding and misinterpretation of body language...I, on the other hand have grey poupon and good luck borrowing it

say it plain

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 5:26 p.m.

I love your comments here @redwingshero... I mean, while I understand the idea that folks would want to be very able to protect themselves, and I do support property rights and all lol... When people get all "make my day" in rhetorical orientation toward a fellow human being it can be, um, off-putting, is one way to say it!


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:18 p.m.

I wouldn't have ask the man what he was doing , the gun barrel he would have seen first. Anyway, am glad he scared the thug away. I hope he is caught soon, he may not be so lucky next time.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:39 p.m.

Well know that he knows that they didn't see his face, he will surely do it again.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:06 p.m.

Finally, an attempted home invasion right here in Ann Arbor! Close the schools and public offices. We have to commemorate this point in our history and buy up all the guns we can possibly find. Hurry, hurry, hurry!


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 8:05 p.m.

I agree....I say kill 'em with kindness, an unrealistic viewpoint and political correctness! Just think about the 6 victims of assault this past summer...if they had been a little more sensitive to the needs of others...I mean, how can someone assault me if I quote Pat Benatar, or rob me if I take my money... protect myself? Why? No need...Nothing unpleasant happens in the Emerald City...


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 6:47 p.m.

BWAHAHAHAHAAAH!!!! "Sorry, bub. I received successful parenting. I don't have or need a Linus' blanket that needs a permit to carry. The civilize society serves this community well enough." Let's see how your "successful" parenting works against those that did not. You don't have smoke detectors or insurance either right?


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:49 p.m.

<a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> This crime map is not correct. It does show a lot of stuff, but there is a bunch of stuff missing.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 4:02 p.m.

Sorry, bub. I received successful parenting. I don't have or need a Linus' blanket that needs a permit to carry. The civilize society serves this community well enough.

Roy Munson

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 3:49 p.m.

That's right. There have been 220 of these crimes in the last 180 days in the People's Republic of Ann Arbor. I guess you must listen to the mayor and his nonsense that &quot;Crime is down!&quot; <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> You could be next. And trust me, being on the receiving end of one of these crimes will make you think differently.

Berda Green

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 2:22 p.m.

hope he get caught soonnnnnnn


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 6:46 p.m.

omg omg omg omg...

Roy Munson

Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 2:21 p.m.

Yet another reason to be armed to protect yourself at home in this city.


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 1:42 p.m.

Arrest every male in town with a dark blue Michigan hooded sweatshirt!


Tue, Dec 13, 2011 : 7:11 p.m.

Actually, on the scanner just about every suspicious person in the County wears a black hoodie according to the callers. We've found that kind of interesting.