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Posted on Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 1:54 p.m.

Man breaks into Ann Arbor apartment, beats his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend

By Kyle Feldscher

A man was arrested Sunday after he broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend and proceeded to punch him and ram his head into a dresser, according to police.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said officers responded at 8:30 a.m. Sunday to an apartment in the 300 block of Koch Avenue after a woman called to report the incident. Bush said the man went through an unlocked door and put the resident into a headlock.

According to Bush, the man was punching the resident in the face before he started ramming the resident’s head into a drawer. The resident suffered a two-inch cut above his left eye, small cuts inside his mouth and red marks above his right eye, Bush said.

The man then left the apartment and returned to his home, where he was arrested without incident.

The arrested man’s ex-girlfriend and one of the resident’s roommates witnessed the assault, according to Bush.

Bush said the man told police he was upset that his ex-girlfriend was dating someone new. The man was drunk when he was arrested, she said.

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Wed, Mar 21, 2012 : 2:13 p.m.

I'm sure his actions have won back the heart of his lost love.


Wed, Mar 21, 2012 : 1:15 a.m.

Between the pineapple and this...Ann Arbor guys are getting a bad wrap.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 10:48 p.m.

Seems like there is some of the story missing


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 10:10 p.m.

This came from a recent Scientific American article: Actual tests have proven that when a man even thinks of a woman or even the PROSPECT of meeting a woman: his reasoning power is diminished. Now, who would have imagined that?! LOL! The old Marty Robbins ballad, "El Paso" tells the same story: a young cowboy shoots a rival and then flees - only to feel compelled to return to "his woman" and then die when the dead rival's friends spot him coming back to town. "She's worth it" seems to be the premise: at least to the young men who've not yet spent extended time with "she." ;-)


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 8:40 p.m.

I am certain the ex-girlfriend's father is glad she decided to terminate the relationship.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 8:10 p.m.

The spurned Lothario can't claim any failure of communication.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 7:09 p.m.

"Man breaks into Ann Arbor apartment, beats his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend" that is pretty much your headline? Hmmm...sounds suspiciously like you are assuming guilt here. Isn't innocent until proven guilty still the way it works? Had one of us commentors made that remark, it would have been removed, or has taken the stance of "do what I say, not what I do" Way to keep it a truly honest and objective blog....


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 7:04 p.m.

He seems like a calm and rational guy, I wonder why they broke up??


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 7:01 p.m.

Ah, spring, and love is in the air. . . or what passes for it.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 6:23 p.m.

Drunk on Sunday morning! The day after St. Patrick's Day! There is blood on our own hands here people for encouraging consumption of alcohol on this sacred religious holiday of the Irish.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 6:09 p.m.

Castle doctrine...just saying.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 10:15 p.m.

I agree of course: but please read my post for "further suggestions." ;-) signed: fellow advocate, Tru2Blu76.