An 18-year-old Whitlock Street woman was arrested for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old Ypsilanti Township woman on Whitlock Street Nov. 1.
The Ypsilanti teen went to visit the Saline woman at her home to settle differences as a result of the affections of a young man. The Ypsilanti teen said she was told the Whitlock Street woman wanted to “beat her up,” so she visited the woman to explain she had no problem with her. When the woman knocked on the door, the Whitlock Street resident came “charging out” and attacked her. The teen said she was hit in the face and head with a cell phone held by the alleged assailant. The woman was pulling her hair when suddenly the attack stopped and the Whitlock Street woman complained of a torn shirt and walked into the house.
Two witnesses who drove the teen to the Saline home corroborated her story.
The Whitlock Street resident said she answered the door and was attacked by the Ypsilanti teen, who allegedly pulled her hair, pulled her outside and began punching her. She showed no signs of injury. The Ypsilanti teen suffered a large bump on her forehead and nose. She was scratched and showed swelling and cuts in several areas.
The victim’s father later called to say the teen showed symptoms of a concussion. The father told police that the alleged assailant has been bullying his daughter for two years. He also told police that several adult males present at the home prevented the other girls from stopping the attack, chanting “beat her ***.” He told police he wants the woman prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He asked police to prosecute the males involved. The prosecutor’s office has authorized a complaint against the woman.
Tran Longmoore is a veteran community journalist. He is founder and owner of TheSalinePost.com. He is co-publisher of The Saline Post weekly newspaper. Email him at [email protected] or call him at 734-272-6294.