U-M police seek to charge student who claimed 5 to 7 men assaulted him on campus
University of Michigan police are seeking a charge of filing a false police report against a student who reported an unarmed robbery near the entrance to Nichols Arboretum early Saturday morning.
Police sent a crime alert on Saturday after the man reported five to seven men had assaulted him as he was walking at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday on Geddes Avenue, near Oxford Road.
Police determined on Monday that the crime had not taken place at that location and not within Ann Arbor’s city limits, department spokeswoman Diane Brown said.
Brown confirmed Thursday police would submit a request to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for a warrant for filing a false police report.
Police said it’s possible that the assault took place in another town.
The student reported that five to seven men had struck him dozens of times and took cash from his pocket near the Arboretum entrance, according to the crime alert. The man told police he called a friend to pick him up after the suspects left the area, the alert stated.