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Posted on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 9:15 a.m.

Lovers' quarrel ends in man's arrest for punching hotel employee

By Kyle Feldscher

Note: The date of the incident has been corrected.

A lovers' quarrel turned violent early Thursday morning when a man punched a hotel employee who was trying to quiet down an argument in the parking lot, police said.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said police responded at 2:58 a.m. Thursday to the Residence Inn, 800 Victors Way, to investigate a report of a man punching an employee in the face.

Bush said the hotel employee approached a couple who were arguing about a romantic relationship. The man was yelling during the early morning hours and the employee asked him to quiet down.

The man took offense to this request and punched the employee on the right and left sides of his head, police said.

The employee immediately went inside to the front desk of the hotel and called police. Officers responded and arrested the 45-year-old Ann Arbor man on suspicion of assault.

The employee reported minor injuries to his head but did not require medical treatment.

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Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 3:24 a.m.

on the second hand, I would have just called the police if I saw a couple arguing at such a place as a hotel. Who knows what could have been transpiring.


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 3:21 a.m.

You can't go around hitting people. Getting near a raging person is quite balsy though.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 9 p.m.

Uh, which Friday might this be?

Kyle Feldscher

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 9:26 p.m.

benc- Good catch. It's the last day I'm working this week, clearly my head was one day ahead of me. I've changed that and noted it at the top.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 6:53 p.m.

It's not Friday yet...

ms 2013

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:40 p.m.

get yo stuff right u cannot go around making noise glad he was ok


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:23 p.m.

Awwwww, ain't love grand(sarcasm)?


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 5:12 p.m.

Lovers' quarrel? PUH-leese. don't confuse that with love.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 7:35 p.m.

Thank you - I found the trivializing phrase "Lover's Quarrel" tacky and inaccurate. Why not lead with "Man Arrested After Punching Hotel Employee" and then get into the background?


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:38 p.m.

I wonder what the justification for the arrest was.Unless things have changed it would just be a misdemeanor simple assault and unless committed in the presence of a officer would not be arrestable ( ? )

Frustrated in A2

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 7:03 p.m.

@An Arborigine: how is a guy assaulting a hotel employee he doesn't know domestic violence???


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 4:15 p.m.

They probably have the assault on surveillance tape (OK, CD).


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 11:30 p.m.

I'm calling racist on this one...


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 11:05 p.m.

Whats with all the thumbs down trolls here ? He hit the employee not the girlfriend

An Arborigine

Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 6:54 p.m.

Domestic Violence, no doubt. Cops play the DV card routinely, easy conviction and $ for the municipality.


Thu, Feb 21, 2013 : 4:45 p.m.

Things have changed. Assault is a 93 day misdemeanor, meaning it need not happen in an officer's presence in order for an arrest to happen. This was changed in 2002, I believe.