Man knocked out in parking lot at University of Michigan hospital wakes up to find car on fire, police say
ANN ARBOR, MI – An assaulted and knocked out Michigan Medicine worker in a hospital parking lot on Saturday night woke up to find his car on fire, police said.
Police and firefighters were called around 8:50 p.m. on February 6 at the P1 parking lot on the University of Michigan Medical Center campus for the report of the burning car, according to the Ann Arbor Fire Department.
Fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze quickly, limiting damage to the fifth floor of the structure, firefighters said.
The owner of the vehicle told police he was assaulted near his vehicle around 7:50 p.m., lost consciousness during the attack and woke up to find his car on fire, according to the University of Michigan’s public safety division.
The man was taken to the hospital emergency department where he was treated for minor injuries and released, police said.
There are no known witnesses to the incident, which is still under investigation, police said, adding that they do not believe there is a continuing threat to the community.
Parts of the parking structure are temporarily closed, pending safety inspections.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the police at 734-763-1131 or call the confidential information line at 1-800-863-1355.
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