Man sent to hospital after fight in alley next to Rick's Saturday
One man was sent to the hospital after a fight involving six people early Saturday morning outside of Rick’s American Cafe, according to Ann Arbor police.
Lt. Renee Bush said officers were sent at 2 a.m. Saturday to the alleyway next to the bar, 611 Church St., for a report of a large fight.
The fight had ended by the time officers arrived on scene, but investigators were told two groups of three men were throwing punches in the melee that began when one man asked a group for a cigarette, Bush said.
One group of men, three 27-year-olds, with one hailing from Ann Arbor and the other two from Adrian, instead gave the inquirer a flurry of insults, Bush said.
The man asking for a cigarette responded and his friends traded insults with the 27-year-olds, according to Bush.
The exchange soon escalated into a physical brawl. The opposing group comprised men from Brighton, ages 21, 23 and 25, according to Bush.
Multiple men suffered large bumps on their heads and one of the Brighton men was taken to University of Michigan Hospital with a laceration to the right side of the head, according to Bush.
No arrests were made and none of the other men required medical treatment, Bush said.