Police: Ann Arbor bar employee puts chokehold on woman
A 28-year-old Ann Arbor woman told police an employee of a Main Street bar put her in a chokehold before pushing her toward an exit early Sunday morning.
Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman arrived at the bar in the 300 block of South Main St. with a friend and both of them placed their jackets on chairs at a table where their friends were sitting. The woman and her friend then left the table and were socializing in the bar, Bush said.
At about 2 a.m. Sunday, they returned to the table and discovered their coats were no longer on the chair, Bush said. The woman approached an employee at the bar to notify him or her that the coats were gone, Bush said.
As the woman was speaking with the employee, another employee joined the conversation and began questioning the woman about the coats, Bush said. The second employee moved close to the woman and was pointing at her with his finger in her face, Bush said.
The woman was using her hands to gesture and point out where the coats were when the man suddenly grabbed her and placed his right forearm around her neck, Bush said. The woman was taken aback and bit down on the man’s arm in order to get him to release her, Bush said.
The man released her, pushed her toward the stairs that led to the bar’s exit and told her to leave, Bush said.
The jackets were not found, and there were no visible injuries on the woman, Bush said. Although she can identify the man, the woman has decided not to pursue prosecution against him, Bush said.