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Posted on Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 4:51 p.m.

Man threatens women with knife, throws pop can in Sunday morning assault

By Kyle Feldscher

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.

Kyle Feldscher covers cops and courts for He can be reached at or you can follow him on Twitter.



Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 2:07 a.m.

Gosh, going to church is getting dangerous these days.


Mon, Nov 21, 2011 : 11:41 p.m.

It is apparent the one woman didn't know this man well enough to give him a ride home. These women need to say their (Amen's) that this man didn't use the knife. The pop can (minor) the knife (deadly). I have no question that officers won't find him soon.


Tue, Nov 22, 2011 : 2:38 p.m.

that is an incredible (use) of parentheses.