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Posted on Mon, Mar 19, 2012 : 4:12 p.m.

Police arrest man accused of confronting Ann Arbor woman, attempting to break into her home

By Kyle Feldscher

A 21-year-old Detroit man was arrested early Sunday morning after he got into a confrontation with an Ann Arbor woman and then tried to break into her home, police said.

Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the woman was letting her dogs out at about 1:50 a.m. at her home in the 500 block of South Fourth Avenue when she saw a man walk down a staircase between two apartment buildings. Bush said the man approached her, began to get in her face and was yelling.

The woman told the man he needed to leave, but he wouldn't and at one point put his hand on the screen door to block her from leaving, Bush said. The woman again told the man to leave and threatened to turn her dogs on him, Bush said.

The woman managed to get into her home and shut the door behind her, according to Bush. The man then started to kick the door to try to get into the home, but the woman locked the door and called police, Bush said.

Using the description of the man the woman provided, police arrested a man in the 100 block of West Madison Street, Bush said.

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Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 11:26 a.m.

Why can't they provide a picture of these thugs?


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 12:08 p.m.

Because they use the city camera for art projects only.


Mon, Mar 19, 2012 : 10:59 p.m.

The worrisome thing is that aggressive types like this seldom stop, even after an arrest. They can do this because, unless they show a weapon or seriously harm someone, the law and police can't do enough to "discourage" them from continuing their pattern. The large increase (over 600%) of Michigan adults with CPLs has prompted some to assume THAT increase is enough to deter crimes and aggressive behavior. But the actual numbers work out to 1 in 25 adults being legally armed. Those are good odds for the bad guys and does not deter them. The accused is from Detroit, I agree with smokeblwr that it's significant because I've seen young men touting their Detroit reputation here in Ann Arbor. Expert advice I've gotten says: do not allow aggressive types to approach you. If a stern warning doesn't stop them, start immediately calling for help and call 911 if at all possible. Of course, being armed and trained is a huge advantage - one too often dismissed as unnecessary until needed. Nothing says, "STOP!" better than the muzzle of a gun pointed at the aggressor's face.


Tue, Mar 20, 2012 : 12:12 p.m.

Looking people in the eyes, not walking hunched, walking with a brisk pace/purpose, not being plugged into a device, being aware of your surroundings. All these help to deter a thug from approaching you. They are cowards preying on the unawares and weak.


Mon, Mar 19, 2012 : 8:54 p.m.

Are the poor dogs still out in the yard?


Mon, Mar 19, 2012 : 8:20 p.m.

Detroit, huh? More trouble coming into AA from OUT OF TOWN!!!