From students with an over-obsession with Bill Powers to teenage mutant ninja students, here's a list of some of the more interesting incidents UTPD has encountered on their summer campus watches.
Summer is upon us and students are free from exams, group projects and the responsibility of student life. With all of this freedom, it is no surprise that Longhorns and visitors to campus find ways to make mischief to the delight of Campus Watch readers.
From criminal mischief, public intoxication and trespassing, campus is alive with people who have used the expression “YOLO” one too many times. Below are the top 5 Campus Watch reports as reported from UTPD for summer 2012.
Criminal Mischief: Two future UT students discovered an unknown subject, wearing only a pink shirt, standing inside their room. The subject grabbed the student’s box of Cheese-It and began marking his personal territory inside the box. The students pushed the unknown subject out of their dorm room and notified the UT Police Department. The responding officers were able to follow a wet trail that led to a bio-hazard filled box of Cheese-It. The officers searched the area and were unable to locate the unknown subject. The subject was described as: white male, 5-10, with a thick build and blond hair. Loss value: $3.00. Estimated damage: $150.00. Occurred on: 6-14-12, at 4:02 AM.
2. “I thought I could handle it!”
Public Intoxication: A UT Police Officer discovered a future UT student sitting on the side of the building holding his head in his hands. The student was crying and repeated the following statement over and over, “I thought I could handle it.” Upon closer inspection, the officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the student’s breath and noted other signs of intoxication. The student apologized and begged the officer not to notify his parents. The officer determined the student was intoxicated to a point that he was a danger to himself and took him into custody for Public Intoxication. The student was transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 6-21-12, at 3:21 AM.
3. Teenage mutant ninja students
Criminal Mischief: A UT Police Officer heard what sounded like pieces of wood hitting the ground. The officer soon discovered the exit and entrance control arms located on the west side of the garage had been broken off and were in fact laying on the ground in several pieces. During the investigation, the officer looked at the video footage and observed an unknown subject enter the garage and break off the control arms. With the ambitions of a ninja, the subject demonstrated his martial arts prowess by kicking the 1”x 4” boards, breaking them into several pieces. The unknown subject was described as: White male, with brown hair, last seen wearing a jeans and no shirt. The subject’s shirt was hanging out of his pants pocket. Estimated repair: $100.00. Occurred on: 6-20-12, at 1:04 AM.
4. “You make me so angry I just want to rip my pants off!”
Public Intoxication: A UT Police Officer discovered a non-UT subject swimming in the Littlefield Fountain. The subject was wearing shredded pants while doing the back stroke. After exiting the fountain, the subject informed the officers he had ripped his clothes up after getting mad at a friend. The officers detected a very strong odor of alcohol on the subject’s breath and learned he had consumed 20 mixed drinks. The subject was taken into custody for Public Intoxication and transported to Central Booking. Occurred on: 6-02-12, at 1:54 AM.
5. Bill Powers is my hero
Criminal Trespass Warning: A UT staff member discovered a UT student standing on the roof of Parlin Hall during commencement. During the investigation, the officers located the subject as he was attempting to climb over the peak. The student informed the officers he could not get a good seat so he could see and hear his hero, the President speak. As the investigation continued, the officers learned the student had entered into a women’s restroom in order to gain access to the roof. The student was issued a written Criminal Trespass Warning and escorted from the area. Occurred on: 5-19-12, at 8:32 PM.