Monday, November 17, 2003Lots of action in the Ann Arbor News police blotter:
"Man tries to bribe doorman with pot
A man attempted to bribe a doorman at Studio Four over the weekend by offering him marijuana if he allowed him into the nightclub, then fought with employees and police officers when he was told to leave, Ann Arbor Police said.
The doorman at the club in the 300 block of South Fourth Avenue said he refused to let the 39-year-old man enter because he was so intoxicated, reports said. He said the man walked away, then returned with a bag of marijuana and asked if that would help him get inside, police said.
The doorman said he again refused entry, and the suspect tried to push past him and punched him in the chest, reports said. The doorman restrained the man until officers arrived. He also refused to comply with police, and was wrestled to the ground during the arrest, police said.
The man's blood alcohol level was 0.24 - three times the legal limit for drunken driving, police said. He was held until he was sober, and is expected to face charges of resisting arrest, assault and marijuana possession.
Restaurant manager stabbed by customer
The manager of a downtown Ann Arbor restaurant was stabbed in the neck by a customer with a pair of scissors Friday evening, city police said.
Employees of the Heidelburg Restaurant on North Main Street said the 39-year-old customer had been a problem in the business before, and entered for a pack of matches Friday, reports said. They said they gave him the matches, then were escorting him out when he suddenly pulled out the scissors and began stabbing the manager in the neck, reports said.
Witnesses grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived, reports said. He was taken to the Washtenaw County Jail on felonious assault charges, and has a history of assaultive crimes and mental problems, police said.
The manager was taken to the University of Michigan Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries, police said.
Traffic stop yields large wad of cash
A routine traffic stop Saturday netted more than $8,500 cash and about $500 in property, which police seized under forfeiture laws, Ann Arbor Police said.
Four men in a Pontiac Grand Prix were stopped in the 300 block of Thompson Street, reports said. Police then discovered the driver was wanted on several warrants, reports said. ...
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