Man assaults woman in Ann Arbor after she rejects his advances
A man threw a woman to the ground after she rebuffed his advances early this morning near the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the 21-year-old Ann Arbor woman was walking at 2:10 a.m. Wednesday to a friend’s home on East University Avenue when she was passed by a man who started hitting on her. Bush said the woman reported saying something sarcastic as she walked by, angering the man.
The man came back to the woman, physically picked her up and threw her to the ground, causing her to hit her head on the pavement, Bush said. The woman suffered a large bump on the back of her head, Bush said.
Bush said a few men were walking down South University Avenue near East University Avenue and saw the incident. The men ran over to the area and came to the woman’s aid, forcing the man away from her with one of the witnesses punching the man in the face, Bush said.
The man fled toward, Tappan Street, and the witnesses stayed with the victim until police arrived, Bush said.
The man is described as white, approximately 20 years old, between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing about 220 pounds, with short, dark, crew cut hair, Bush said. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and blue jeans, Bush said.
The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939.