Monday, October 20, 2003A woman was grabbed by two men at the corner of South U and East U early Sunday morning, according to the University Record police beat. DPS is also seeking the anonymous man who thwarted an attack reported October 5. I'm not sure if they're referring to this incident reported September 21st, where another similar thing occurred: a stranger came to assistance of another during an assault. To quote a chapter title from Jane Jacob's book: "On the Uses of Sidewalks: Safety"
Also, today's Ann Arbor News police beat is full of tidbits: a shirtless man was shot by a Taser by the Ann Arbor Police outside Michigan Theater Saturday, a man was attacked with a stool at Pinball Pete's, and a woman apparently jumped to death from a downtown parking garage. The police beat also includes information about another attack from early Sunday morning:
"An Ann Arbor woman said she was walking near the city's downtown early Sunday when a stranger grabbed her, then walked away when she screamed, city police reported.
The 29-year-old woman said she was on the north side of Catherine Street at 12:19 a.m. when she heard someone walking behind her, then a male voice asking if he scared her, reports said. The woman said the man then commented on the cold weather and grabbed her around the neck and stomach, reports said.
The woman said she screamed and he let go, then he said he simply wanted to "ask her something" and walked away, reports said. Officers did not find anyone matching the description in the area.
Posted by Rob at 3:24 PM