Woman pulled from car and punched during attempted purse-snatching at Ann Arbor park
A woman was pulled out of her car Tuesday night at the Furstenberg Nature Area and punched three times in face by a man who attempted to steal her purse, Ann Arbor police said.
The man ran off and the woman was taken by ambulance to University of Michigan Hospital after flagging down a car and calling 911, police said.
About 5:10 p.m., the Flat Rock woman stopped at the park on Fuller Road just west of Gallup Park to search her car for her cell phone charger because she needed to charge her phone, police spokeswoman Lt. Renee Bush said.
As the woman was in the driver's seat, looking for the charger, police said she had the driver's side door cracked open because it was getting hot in the car.
A man then pulled the woman out of the car, demanded her purse and punched her three times in the face, Bush said.
The woman had the purse around her right arm and the man was unable to take it from her. After the man ran away, the woman went to a nearby intersection, flagged down a car and called 911, Bush said.
The man was described as black, 6 feet tall, 250 pounds, bald and clean-shaven. He was wearing a black shirt and black pants.
Anyone with information can call the police department's tip line at (734) 794-6939.
Lee Higgins covers crime and courts for AnnArbor.com. He can be reached by phone at (734) 623-2527 and email at firstname.lastname@example.org.