Boys trip up man riding bicycle, then try to steal it
Two boys attempted to steal a bicycle from an Ann Arbor man Sunday night by sticking something into the spokes as he was riding by, police said.
The man was riding on the sidewalk at 7 p.m. on East Stadium Boulevard near Brockman Boulevard and passed the boys. The 47-year-old man fell off the bike when one of the boys put something in the spokes of one of the wheels but wasn't injured, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
The boys attempted to take the bike, but the man grabbed onto it, Bush said. A woman who was driving by slowed down and honked, prompting the boys to run away. The man rode the bicycle to a nearby store and called police.
The boys were described as between 10 and 13 years old. One was black, 5 feet to 5 feet, 3 inches tall and had a medium build. He was wearing a dark-blue hooded sweatshirt and white T-shirt.
The other was Hispanic, between 5 feet, 4 inches and 5 feet, 5 inches tall, with a thin mustache.
Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.