Man fights off fiance's attacker in Royal Oak - New York News

Man fights off fiance's attacker in Royal Oak

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Angelo Taylor, 45, of Clinton Township Angelo Taylor, 45, of Clinton Township
Stephen Cash says he tries not to think about what could have happened to his fiance had he not waited up for her to come home. Stephen Cash says he tries not to think about what could have happened to his fiance had he not waited up for her to come home.
ROYAL OAK, Mich. (WJBK) -

Police have arrested and charged a man believed to have gone on a small crime spree in the middle of the night around Royal Oak and Southfield.

His alleged crimes began around Saturday at 3 a.m. when he's said to have attacked a woman returning home.

Police say the woman had just parked her car in the street and was walking to her front porch when she was grabbed from behind by an unknown man. The victim's fiancé was home at the time and witnessed the attack as he opened the door to greet the woman.  

The fiance tackled the suspect to the ground and fought the man. The suspect was able to get away and drove off in a white Cadillac.

The couple then found a knife the suspect had dropped on the front porch.

Later, at about 3:20 a.m., Southfield police were alerted of a home invasion in which the homeowner was fighting with the suspect. The suspect is said to have kicked in the front door and was trying to steal a TV.

Police say the description of this suspect matched the same one who attempted to attack the woman just minutes before.

Oak Park police later found the white Cadillac and arrested Angelo Taylor, 45, of Clinton Township. Police say the vehicle he was driving was stolen from Detroit on Friday.

Taylor has been charged with Attempt Home Invasion-First Degree, and Receiving and Concealing Stolen Property. Police say they are actively pursuing other charges, and that Taylor has an extensive criminal history which includes stolen vehicles, drug crimes, home invasion, armed robbery and escape prison.

Taylor is scheduled to be in court on March 28.

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