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Posted on Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 9:51 a.m.

EMU students robbed when attempting to buy drugs

By Kyle Feldscher

Two Eastern Michigan University students told Ypsilanti police they were robbed while attempting to buy drugs on Saturday, according to a university police advisory.

The robbery occurred at about 9:20 p.m. in the 400 block of W. Cross Street, when the suspect told the victims he had a weapon. No weapon was ever shown, but the suspect made off with an unknown amount of money, according to police.

One of the victims and the suspect fought, and the victim received minor injuries, police said.

The suspect is described as black, between 6-feet-2 and 6-feet-4 inches tall and was wearing a gray sweatshirt.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Ypsilanti Police Department at 734-483-9510.

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Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 1:46 p.m.

Quiz: choose the dumbest action a. buying street drugs from unfamiliar person when there are plenty of nice, willing dealers around campus; b. going to the popo when unfamiliar person turns ugly and filing a complaint about botched sketchy transaction. I could go either way.


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 12:55 a.m.

That's one bad entrepreneur. He should have just charged them more for the drugs.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 11:50 p.m.

What? Wait. You mean drug dealers might not always be upstanding, law-abiding citizens? What is this world coming too when you can't even trust the person selling you drugs?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 8:53 p.m.

In the incomparable words of Nelson Muntz -"Ha!Ha!"


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 6:59 p.m.

play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Sounds like a push to me.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:54 p.m.

There's your sign :>)


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:20 p.m.

I will not be surprised if my post is deleted but here goes...are there any other victims besides the taxpayers here? Oh boo hoo...I'm out committing a crime when a crime takes place...are you freakin kidding me? I can honestly say the those involved are beyond stupid because they are NOT victims...they had every intent on going through with a criminal with the consequences...a student ID does not eliminate a thug mentality.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:58 p.m.

Not to play devil's advocate here, but nowhere in the article does it say that the drugs they were attempting to purchase were illegal. Maybe they were buying aspirin?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 6:59 p.m.

Linux, can I please have my 10 seconds back???


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:21 p.m.

candy coated?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:07 p.m.

sure, I often buy asprin at 9:20 at night on a street corner when i can get it at any gas station or drug store that is open 24 hours a day


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:47 p.m.

What a waste of tax payers money. An imposed fine should be given to victims of this type of crime!


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 5:23 p.m.

what victims?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:43 p.m.

It couldn't have been pot because nobody ever did anything bad over pot--just ask a pro pot person.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:41 p.m.

Hopefully this story will be a bad- good lesson to all the students. Either they're going to college to be creative and productive citizens or either they can choose to become drop-out junkies in the underworld, where they WILL reap destruction and mayhem. Naturally, in the drug world getting robbed or ganked comes with the territory... Oh yeh... for my dear little ones that got robbed, it could've been worse... please don't be wasting tax money and vital services looking for justice when you are supporting crime/criminal activity.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:34 p.m.

I am concerned about the admission standards of EMU for allowing these rocket scientists into the school ...


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 5:37 p.m.

I believe it's a valid point, but these students obviously are not hard core drug addicts. I believe they found someone who they thought maybe had drugs for them. Wrong again, profiling for would be drug dealers is a dangerous activity.. Always go through channels to find anything. They are lucky to get out of it as well as they did.


Fri, Nov 11, 2011 : 1:38 p.m.

You're kidding, right?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:29 p.m.

Let this be a lesson to you, when you buy "drugs" that are illegal, chances are the scrums will rob you too


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:28 p.m.

OMG wait, they were buying Illegal drugs and had to call the police, LOL , duh, this happens when you buy from drug dealers,sometimes you get robbed too, LOL


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:08 p.m.

Stop blaming the victim :P


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:07 p.m.

Stupid is what stupid does.

john doe

Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 3:52 p.m.

Please tell me how this makes the news..... what there doing is illegal who cares if the got robbed.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 4:26 p.m.

This makes the news because it's EVER SO much more interesting than the crimes reported in my area of Ann Arbor from the AAPD through 5 reported in an email yesterday morning and 6 today.... All you have to do to get yours since won't report them is go sign up here: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 3:34 p.m.

A field trip gone awry?


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 3:34 p.m.

What the hell, don't these students know buying or selling drugs is not legal? Now hoping the suspect is will be found and arrested soon. I liked what I heard on the scanner last night.....a mother called 911 when she found her 16 year old son smoking M in his bedroom.. Nip-it-in-the-bud Mom.

Loud Potpourri

Fri, Nov 18, 2011 : 1:19 p.m.

I agree with justcurious. Something like that is such a waste of police resources when there are constantly home invasions and sexual assaults going on in ann arbor.


Thu, Nov 10, 2011 : 7:55 p.m.

Yeah, I really want my police officers to waste their time with that call. I guess they have to be surrogate parents now.