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Posted on Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 10:59 a.m.

Police searching for man who smashed window at Blimpy Burger in attempted break-in

By Kyle Feldscher

A man broke a window in an attempted break-in at Krazy Jim’s Blimpy Burger reported Saturday morning but the Ann Arbor icon was not accessed, police said.

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Police are looking for a man who smashed a window at Blimpy Burger in an attempted break-in.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said police responded at 11:35 a.m. Saturday to the restaurant, 551 S. Division St., for a report of an attempted break-in. Bush said a glass window was broken, but nothing was reported stolen from inside the store.

A witness told police a white man wearing a blue winter hat and a red and gray winter jacket was the culprit.

Anyone with information on the 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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Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 2:19 p.m.

Be glad there is no "real news" as you put it.

Honest Abe

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 6:06 a.m.

Who cares!? How about an article on some REAL news?

Jaime Magiera

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 3:30 p.m.

Abe, after the very serious events in the news the past few weeks, here locally and abroad, a street crime story with some light hearted quips is just fine.

Homeland Conspiracy

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 12:50 p.m.

And you know what REAL news is...

Nicholas Urfe

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 11:31 p.m.

Apparently he heard about the million dollar plus sale of the building and assumed the cash was in the cash register.

Craig Lounsbury

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 8:51 p.m.

I am not a crook* But if I was I'm not sure Blimpy Burger would be on my to do list. *Richard Nixon November 17, 1973.

Snarf Oscar Boondoggle

Sat, Dec 29, 2012 : 4:39 a.m.

Craig Lounsbury -- "I am not a crook But if I was I'm not sure Blimpy Burger would be on my to do list. " you must be freom WayOuttaTown then.


Wed, Dec 26, 2012 : 10:14 p.m.

Yuck - she's a "sweat" person? Probably from working near a grill every day.

Jaime Magiera

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 3:27 p.m.

She is not mean! She is awesome. She's actually a really sweat person. Look, if you can't read the myriad of signs that tell you how to order, you deserve to get yelled out. Besides, it's part of the ambiance. I can tell that losing your (blimp) virginity didn't go so well =)


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 9:19 p.m.

I am not a cook* *The mean lady at Blimpy Burger who yells at the customers.

Homeland Conspiracy

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 6:35 p.m.

My money is on the hamburglar


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 6:31 p.m.

This is the second or third story today about break ins, in Ann Arbor..... Just saying~~~

Jaime Magiera

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 3:24 p.m.

It's the Christmas season, when many people are out of town and many businesses are closed. It's winter, when a lot of people with drug and or psychological problems are cold on the streets.


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 5:32 p.m.

No doubt a fairly typical lashing out by an addict, still going through some stage of denial about the upcoming closing. Seek counseling.


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 9:36 p.m.

He's in the "triple" phase of the quad phases of grief.


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 5:36 p.m.

Now that is funny!


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 5:17 p.m.

Good God, He's only open for a few more days, leave him alone.

Speedy Squirrel

Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 4:56 p.m.

Attempted burger theft, big brawl at Weber's, armed standoff on the North side. Cool it, Ann Arbor. It's Christmas, not game day at the Big House! Come to Ypsi and chill at the Corner Brewery, for goodness sake!


Mon, Dec 24, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

Hopefully it wasn't because he was yelled at while ordering food.

Jaime Magiera

Tue, Dec 25, 2012 : 3:31 p.m.

You didn't read the signs did you?