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Posted on Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 12:24 p.m.

Pittsfield Township police arrest suspect in purse-snatching

By Danny Shaw

Note: This story has been updated with arrest details.

Pittsfield Township police apprehended a 28-year-old Ypsilanti man Tuesday evening in connection to a purse-snatching, according to a news release.

Jason Scott Hull was arraigned this afternoon and charged with unarmed robbery, according to Pittsfield Township police Sgt. Pam Hamilton. Hull turned himself in Tuesday evening to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office , Hamilton said.

The purse was not recovered and Hull was released from custody Wednesday afternoon with a preliminary examination scheduled for April 16 at the Washtenaw County Courthouse, she said.

It was previously reported that police were called to Kroger, 3200 Carpenter Road, at about 3 p.m. to respond to the theft of the purse.

A 78-year-old Ann Arbor woman told officers that she had placed her purse on the passenger seat of her car while she was unloading groceries.

The suspect opened the passenger-side door and grabbed the purse, then ran off. Police said he headed north, toward Packard Road, based on witness reports.

The suspect was described as a tall white man wearing a gray jacket with a black hood, a black skull cap and jeans.


Jason Hull

Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 4:10 a.m.

I couldnt live with myself knowing the mistake I made...I didnt sleep Tues night, and knew the right thing to do was let them know my name and that I was the one that made the misjudgement, I'm not making excuses for the mistake I made what so ever. What I did was VERY wrong and I can only hope that others can learn from it in some way, I know I did. I was released this afternoon but just for the time being, I can only put this is God's hands as I shouldve before this event took place. But to answer your question, I turned myself in because it was the right thing to do and was a step in the right direction. I'm very sorry for what I did, I can't change the past but I can change the future.

Jason Hull

Fri, Apr 6, 2012 : 4:56 a.m.

I am honestly sincere, the problem I have is finding a job...No one wants to give me a chance when I am HONESTLY and TRUELY turning my life around, I just want a job I am a VERY hard worker and I live with my mother and want a job so I can help her out with bills as I know she is barely getting by if getting by at all...I just didnt deal with that situation the best way the other day by taking someone elses money, I shouldve continued to try and find a job even though I hadnt had the best luck with that thus far...Thank you for replying as you were the reason I decided to comment in the first place at all. Choose to have a good day and thank you again.


Thu, Apr 5, 2012 : 11:57 p.m.

I hope you are sincere. You are right about one thing, you can't change the past but YOU CAN change the future!! I started life out on a rough road in my late teens/early twenties. I avoided getting in trouble with the law but felt guilty about things and turned my life around. Now, some years later, I feel like I am on top of the world (in my own little way) in terms of having a wonderful and content life. I continue to do what I can to give back and help others out because I believe in karma and it seems to be working. Good luck to you Jason, I hope you get things right!


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 8:49 p.m.

"Hull turned himself in Tuesday evening to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office ". I guess thats a start in his rehabilitation, he felt remorse. That or he felt the walls closing in on him and figured this was his best option. Either way thats a big step. Any idea WHY he turned himself in???


Wed, Apr 4, 2012 : 6:33 p.m.

Great job to the Pittsfield Township police.