Man threatens women with knife, throws pop can in Sunday morning assault
Ypsilanti police are investigating a reported robbery and assault of two women early Sunday morning after they picked up an older man who pulled a knife on them.
Police said a 22-year-old woman and a 20-year-old woman picked up a 46-year-old man that one of them knew at a gas station some time before 5:40 a.m. Sunday near Ecorse Road and Michigan Avenue. According to police, the women were giving the man a ride home.
Police said the man stole money from one of the women during the ride and, during an argument, pulled out a knife and threatened the two women. He then picked up a pop can and threw it at one of the women, striking her in the face and causing a minor injury, police said.
The suspect left the car after throwing the pop can, according to police. Officers are looking for the man, and the investigation into the incident is continuing, police said.