Leelanau County Man Accused of Assault After Vehicle Purchase

A car purchase nearly turned violent in Leelanau County.

Deputies say a man and his friends went to a home on Bugai Road in Elmwood Township last week, test drove a car, then purchased it.

A short time later, the car started to run poorly.

The man tells deputies they returned to the home where he purchased the vehicle.

While discussing the purchase, the victim says another man came out of the home and tried to hit him with a crowbar.

The victim left without being hurt.

Deputies later found the crowbar and arrested a Cedar man for felony assault.