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Posted on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 10:59 a.m.

Man hospitalized after fight at Ann Arbor nightclub

By Kyle Feldscher

A 22-year-old Ann Arbor man had to be hospitalized Sunday morning after he was beat up during a fight at a nightclub.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the 22-year-old man bumped into another man on the dance floor at Necto, 516 E. Liberty St. The two men pushed each other before separating.

About 15 minutes after that initial encounter, the 22-year-old man was approached by the man he had bumped, who then punched him in the face, Bush said. The 22-year-old fell back and the man punched him a few more times.

Bouncers and patrol officers broke up the fight at 1:11 a.m. Sunday, according to Bush. The man suffered abrasions and lacerations to his face and a swollen right eye. He had to be transported to the University of Michigan Hospital for treatment.

The suspect in the assault fled the area on foot. The man was described as white, approximately 21 years old, 5-feet-5 inches tall, 150 pounds and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with 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).

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Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 10:26 p.m.

This time the customers sent one another to the hospital instead of relying on the bouncers to do it for them. That kind of pluck, grit and individual initiative is so often missing among our youths nowadays.


Tue, Dec 4, 2012 : 1:48 p.m.

Almost sounds like the bouncers told the assailant to take a powder.


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 8:57 p.m.

Just another fun night out at the least the way Ann Arbor does it.


Wed, Dec 5, 2012 : 12:03 a.m.

I've never heard of a bar fight outside of A2 either!


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 7:20 p.m.

If Necto banned alcohol and just let everyone smoke pot the world would be a better place.

Richard Lindsay

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

This place just seems like a trouble spot


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

These stories are so tiresome and repetitive! (Not YOUR fault, Kyle). I just wish people could use alcohol responsibly and act with some maturity. A simple "excuse me" and "no problem" would have sufficed. I guess I might as well wish for a BMW for Christmas!


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 5:24 p.m.

Here he is. Be on the lookout.


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 4:55 p.m.

Bouncers and Patrol officers broke up the fight - so how did the suspect get away if patrol officers were there?


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 4:41 p.m.

Was the City Attorney informed ?


Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 4:38 p.m.

5'5", 150? Pretty tough for tiny little guy.


Tue, Dec 4, 2012 : 4:21 a.m.

Napoleon complex?

Matt Tuck

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 5:41 p.m.

Short guys always start fights!

Dog Guy

Mon, Dec 3, 2012 : 4:23 p.m.

The Ann Arbor rut is upon us.