Police: 5 people assault man who refused to turn over iPhone
Five men assaulted a 20-year-old Novi man Saturday morning in Ann Arbor after he refused to give them his iPhone in an incident police are calling an attempted robbery.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man was walking at 2 a.m. Saturday in the 200 block of South State Street. He noticed five men walking behind him but slowly getting closer.
The man told police he was grabbed by one of the members of the group and the suspect tried to take the iPhone out of his hand. The Novi man refused to give up the phone and the group began beating him.
Bush said the man was picked up and thrown to the ground, and assaulted. Nothing was reported stolen, but the man told police he had facial injuries and pain in his side.
A detailed description of the men was not available. Anyone who might have information on this incident is encouraged to call the Ann Arbor police anonymous tip line at 734-794-6939 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK UP (773-2587).