Man reports assault on East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor police said a man reported being assaulted Wednesday night, roughly an hour after two laptop computers and some earphones were stolen from him in a gas station parking lot.
About 8:30 p.m., the 19-year-old was walking in the 300 block of East Liberty Street when a man approached and punched him six times in the head, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said. The victim, who was with a friend at the time, had a sore jaw, but declined medical attention.
The victim told police that the man who punched him was one of seven men the victim and his friend met with an hour earlier at a gas station on South Main Street.
Police said the victim was interested in selling two laptop computers and some earphones to the men. One of the men took the items and got into a car across the street, police said. After an hour, police said, the victim realized he wasn't getting the items back, so he started walking home. That's when he was assaulted. Police said it's unclear whether the man who assaulted the victim also stole the items, which were valued at $900.
Bush said the victim's 20-year-old male friend arranged to meet with the men at the gas station.
The man who punched the victim was described as black, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 150 pounds with a medium build. He had black and tan beads in his hair, which was braided.
Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.