Man attempting to break up fight knocked unconscious on U-M golf course
A man was knocked unconscious on the University of Michigan Golf Course Saturday evening when he attempted to break up a fight, campus police reports show.
That was one of several fights reported on the course across from Michigan Stadium throughout the day Saturday, where tailgaters set up during the Michigan vs. Michigan State game.
The 7:50 p.m. assault on the southern portion of the course was the most serious, reports show. Witnesses told police the man was attempting to break up a fight when another man punched him once in the face, knocking him unconscious, reports said.
The victim was taken to the U-M Hospital for treatment. The assailant was described as white, 6 feet 1 inches tall, 190 pounds, wearing a black Eastern Michigan University hooded sweatshirt and light blue jeans.
Among the other incidents:
Police responded to a possible fight at the 18th green at about 6 p.m., but no one was located, reports said.
At 6:07 p.m., a caller reported he was threatened by a man with a gun on the golf course, but neither man was there when officers arrived, reports said.
Officers were twice dispatched to fights near the Channel 4 van parked on the course, at 6:07 p.m. and again at 6:56 p.m. In the later incident, police advised those near the area to leave, according to reports.
At 6:42 p.m., police received a report of drunken people throwing footballs at kids on the course, but didn't find any problems when they arrived.
In addition, police said, three purses were stolen from a vehicle parked near the 12th hole. The driver's side window was open, reports said.