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Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

Ann Arbor man accused of possessing Taser has 2 of 3 charges dismissed

By Kyle Feldscher

The Ann Arbor man accused of sparking a Taser during a December altercation had two of the three counts he’s facing dismissed during a preliminary hearing Thursday, according to court records.

Ibrahim Ibrahim, 20, had one count of assault with a dangerous weapon and one count of carrying a weapon with unlawful intent dismissed. He will face trial on one count of possession of a Taser, records show.

Ibrahim was arrested after officers responded on Dec. 19 to a report of a fight on the 3000 block of Birch Hollow Drive. According to police, Ibrahim was involved in a dispute with a man with whom he had ongoing issues.

According to police, the man had come to Ibrahim’s home looking to fight his brother before Ibrahim and the man got into a verbal argument. Police said Ibrahim took out the Taser and “sparked” it to show the electric charge, but never used it to assault the man.

Ibrahim told police he was acting in self defense. The Taser was recovered from the scene.

Ibrahim’s next court date is a pretrial hearing at 1:30 p.m. on March 15 in front of Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz. He is free on bond.

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Tue, Feb 14, 2012 : 4:47 p.m.

WOW! someone in trouble for only threatening to defend himself! How many more rights must we give up?

Ming Bucibei

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 7:28 p.m.

If iI remember correctly there was a recent MI case in which the judge rulled the MI anti-electrical defense law (stun-guns tases etc) was patently unconstitutional!! The possession of the taser case should be dropped also!! Ming Bucibei

Adam Betz

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 7:22 p.m.

Police State


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 2:47 p.m.

An unwanted guest in my own home makes threats against my brother in my presence. Demonstrating a functional Taser is nothing more than harmlessly pointing out two things that are relevant at that moment: First, you pay your electric bill and, secondly, it's in the best interests of the trespasser to quit the premises pronto. This should not be illegal, and if it is the law is an ass, an idiot.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 5:21 p.m.

He will probably only get probation depending on his past criminal record or lack thereof. This is purely my own speculation, fyi.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 2:28 p.m.

Self defense INHO.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 12:32 p.m.

Have faith my friends..last year we finally got the right to have real mace not the fisher-price kind and tasers and non lethal personal protection are next on the list...eventually michigan will be forced to come in line with the majority of the country..

Pixie Belle

Wed, Feb 15, 2012 : 4:50 p.m.

You can buy mace online or in the outdoor section of Meijer or Walmart. I would assume you could also buy mace at a sporting good's store that sells guns.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 11:23 p.m.

Where does one purchase mace? I'm serious.

cornelius McDougenschniefferburgenstein jr. 3 esq.

Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 3 p.m.

true but we will have to pay bog $ for the "privilidge".SO WRONG.


Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 12:13 p.m.

Maybe he should have had a concealed weapons permit, pulled out his gun, and shot the guy. Then, he wouldn't be facing charges for trying to stop an altercation in a non-violent format. Guilty of "Possession of a Taser." Seriously. I have a set of Ginsu knives that are more deadly than a Taser.