Police: Another assault involving cab driver reported
A 23-year-old woman has told Ann Arbor police that she was inappropriately touched by a taxi cab driver who took her home early Sunday morning.
The woman said she got into the cab in the 1200 block of South University Avenue around 3:25 a.m.
During the ride, the driver "touched her thigh and kissed her before he dropped her off at home," Ann Arbor police said in a release.
The cab driver was described as a dark-skinned male with a light beard, 29 to 35 years old with a thin build, about 5 foot 5 inches.
The cab was described as a Blue Cab minivan, according to police. The Blue Cab company did not have a comment about the incident.
The University of Michigan Police Department could not confirm whether the woman was a student or not Monday morning. If she is, the woman will be the second student to report an assault by a taxi cab driver in the last month.
The previous incident was reported in the same block of South University at roughly the same time, in the early hours of Sunday, Feb. 3. The woman said the alleged rape took place in a parking lot near the 300 block of East Madison Avenue, near Packard Street.
The Ann Arbor Police Department's Detective Bureau is investigating. Anyone with information on either 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).