Police: Man 'jumped' and robbed near EMU campus
A 41-year-old Ypsilanti Township man was knocked unconscious and robbed while walking near Eastern Michigan University's campus early Monday morning, police said.
The man was at a friend's residence in the area of Huron River Drive and LeForge Road of Ypsilanti when he decided to head out around 1:20 a.m. for some food, police said. He went to McDonald's, which was closed, and was headed to a gas station when three men approached and asked him for money, said Ypsilanti police Sgt. Thomas Eberts.
"He pulled his wallet out to give the guys some money and they ended up knocking him out, taking his wallet and ear buds," Eberts said.
An alert issued by the EMU police department Monday said the man reported he was "jumped" and "knocked unconscious for several seconds."
Eberts said the man, who was not a student, passed out and walked to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital with injuries to his ribs and bruising on his torso. He has since been released from the hospital.
The only descriptions of the assailants the man could provide was that they were three men, according to the EMU release. Police continue to investigate.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Ypsilanti Police Department at (734) 483-9510.
This story has been corrected. The victim told police he was knocked out for several seconds, not minutes as previously reported.