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Posted on Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 11 a.m.

Man accused of breaking bottle on other man's head arraigned

By John Counts


Bobbie Cunegin

Courtesy of WCSO

The 34-year-old Ypsilanti Township man accused of breaking a bottle on the head of a man he suspected of making amorous advances on his girlfriend has been charged with assault, according to court records.

Bobbie Joe Cunegin was arraigned on a charge of assault with a dangerous weapon Feb. 14, court records show.

The day before, police say Cunegin attacked a 47-year-old Ann Arbor man because the man was with Cunegin's girlfriend on the sidewalk near the intersection of East Ann Street and North Fourth Avenue.

The 30-year-old woman, who was staying at the Delonis Center homeless shelter at the time, told police she was "just hanging" with the 47-year-old man while waiting for Cunegin to bring her a cell phone charger, according to the police report.

When Cunegin arrived, he saw the two together and became jealous, police said. The woman told police Cunegin started yelling at her for being with an older gentleman, according to the report.

Cunegin then walked up to the 47-year-old man and hit him in the head with a bottle, according to police.

Witnesses said purple liquid showered over the victim when the bottle broke on his head. The police report describes the bottle as some kind of energy drink.

Police originally described Cunegin as homeless and the report indicates he initially gave Ann Arbor officers a different name. Court records list an Ypsilanti Township address as his residence, however.

Cunegin's next court hearing is scheduled for Feb. 28. Bond was set at 10 percent of $3,000 at the arraignment. Jail records show Cunegin is not currently in custody.

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Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 12:41 a.m.

Bobbie Joe must have thought it was Hollywood with the bottle shattering once it is applied to the head.


Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 9:57 p.m.

Wow. Classy.


Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 8:31 p.m.

Oh hurry up and give him his plea deal and let him go!

An Arborigine

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 7:11 p.m.

Purple Drank is codeine cough syrup mixed with Sprite or similar according to Urban Dictionary.. More important is the fact that many of these "dangerous weapons" are sold all over the country without need for registration, concealed carry licenses or restrictions.

Jay Thomas

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 5:19 p.m.

Purple drank ain't no energy drink. If you listened to Dave Chappelle (or especially the rapper Little Wayne) you would know what it is.

Homeland Conspiracy

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 8:04 p.m.

You censor a list of purple drinks WOW!!!!! I don't think has a conversation guideline just makes it up as you go along

Homeland Conspiracy

Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 5:17 p.m.

Ban assault energy drink bottles...Think of the children


Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 4:43 p.m. can't do that? Huh, weird.