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Posted on Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 12:37 p.m.

Police: Belleville man assaulted outside Ann Arbor nightclub

By John Counts

A 29-year-old Belleville man was taken to the hospital after being assaulted by several men early Friday outside The Necto nightclub in downtown Ann Arbor, police said.

The man told Ann Arbor police that bouncers were escorting him out of the club, 516 East Liberty St., about 2 a.m. when he was attacked, said Lt. Renee Bush.

The man suffered a small cut on his left eye and under his chin, Bush said.

He was taken to the University of Michigan Hospital for treatment.

There was no other information immediately available. Police continue to investigate.

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Sun, Feb 24, 2013 : 5:29 a.m.

All young entrepreneurs dream of starting a business where people come to get drunk, get belligerent and beat the crap out of each other. And of course the customers are a special kind of people. ;-)

Jon Wax

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 8:46 p.m.

time to put a final end to "thug life": start brining in private security forces like Blackwater to clean up the streets. by any means neccessary. you guys want property values back up? you want businesses opening up? and staying? you want jobs? fine: you didn't raise the kids you had properly. now they are bascially thugs. again, fine. you don't want to raise them? let a company like Blackwater bury em for you. your kids are driving down property values from coast to coast. there is no reason for any location in the US to be a "hood" or "ghetto". the only reason those places exist is due to violent crime. violent crimes comitted by "thug life" people. so bring in a company like Blackwater and pay them to fix the problem. throw in a couple mill to cover the stupid civil rights violation law suits and it's a win/win. we get a nice safe us. the locals get a nice, safe place to live. the thugs get buried. ooops... sorry. that would be win/win/win Peace Wax


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 7:06 p.m.

Typical night in Ann Arbor....

Dog Guy

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 4:13 a.m.

It sounds like the trade there is rough.

Nicholas Urfe

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 4:02 a.m.

@smokeblwr: "Typical night at the Necto. I was always too plain white bread to be accepted there." Dude. You can't go clubbing at the necto without a fresh spray tan. I think they even cover that in freshman orientation.

Nicholas Urfe

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 2:12 p.m.

You all are way too serious. Gotta run, my spray tan is fading.

Robert Granville

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:54 p.m.

You're right GoNavy and what's funny is he has Necto completely wrong. Michigan freshman steer clear for the most part as most students from Michigan do on regular nights. Most of the regulars are from out of town and I've seen people there that would fit just as well at a goth party or renaissance fair... seriously. Most welcoming nightclub in Ann Arbor. Gay night, college night, factory night.... I could not imagine more divergent crowds of people going to the same place.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:35 p.m.

There are bars for every taste in this town - no need to put down interesting places where you didn't feel welcome. Not every individual feels at home reading a book at Alley Bar while drinking a microbrew.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 3:30 a.m.

That's why I stay away from bars, people can't handle their alcohol.

Sherri Lynn

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 3:14 a.m.

In the early 80's, when The Necto was Second Chance, this kind of thing occurred quite often. One night, one of the guys in my party went to the bathroom and didn't come back. His friend went to check on him, and the guy was laying on the bathroom floor, knocked out, and bleeding from his head. Witnesses said the guy was just standing at the urinal, doing his business, when someone walked up behind him and punched him without provocation. I am not saying it is right, but it is not new in Ann Arbor.

Robert Granville

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 12:03 a.m.

A physical assault near a bar? Oh the humanity! Shutter the club! Shutter all clubs! Ban alcohol! Bans and eviction! Always the answer!

Robert Granville

Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:58 p.m.

Wooosh. You completely missed my point bud. I would never support Prohibition of any kind. The point is bar assaults occur when alcohol is involved. As long as humans drink alcohol, senseless violence will occur. There is no erasing that issue.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:44 a.m.

Yeah it would be nice if alcohol was banned and people did not crave it. No more drunks or hangover drivers, less violence. less fights but the people want to get wasted


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 10:14 p.m.

Any incident which occurs outside of a nightclub/bar at 2AM should be characterized as an "altercation." Rarely are people simply "attacked." It gives the wrong impression about the neighborhood.


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:34 p.m.

Paul - Since everybody on the internet is a lawyer, perhaps you're confusing "Assault" with "Battery"?


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 1:42 a.m.

Huh, an assault is an assault. Sugarcoat it all you like but the fact remains a person was attack

An Arborigine

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 10:10 p.m.

This place gives new meaning to the term "goin' clubbin'"

Momma G

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 8:16 p.m.

Surprise, surprise - how many more times are we going to read about a young man being beaten outside the Necto?


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 8:50 p.m.

5 today or 5 this year? Its weird that this only happens with the crowds from thursday night and saturday night.

Homeland Conspiracy

Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 8:20 p.m.



Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 6:53 p.m.

Thursday night at Necto is College night. i hope this 29yr old Belleville man wasn't there. It may have been the boyfriends to all the girls he was creeping on that beat him up.


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 6:52 p.m.

Typical night at the Necto. I was always too plain white bread to be accepted there.


Mon, Feb 25, 2013 : 3:59 p.m.

Go downstairs to red room or come for Plastic Passion, it's different!


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 6:39 p.m.

I'm so surprised that this incident occurred at the necto! There's a brawl there every month and it always involves people from other cities...


Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 2:14 a.m.

Westfringe, It comes as no surprise that the thugs from the East are bringing their B game to Ann Arbor. Usually takes about 4 of them to 1 drunk student just to keep own injuries to a slightly lesser level.


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 11:21 p.m.

yea I hope no one end up getting murders their


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 5:55 p.m.

O NO can't belive this in A2 & Ypsi is -- Detroit 2.0


Fri, Feb 22, 2013 : 11:20 p.m.

actually this sort violence every other day in A2 people in a a2 can sort rough ,just the brits .