(School is omitted for my personal welfare)
A student was robbed at approximately 10:30 p.m., as she approached her home. Two male suspects with covered faces drove up on a moped. One of the men grabbed her purse and they then fled south. Thankfully, the student was not harmed.
Police are handling the investigation with assistance from the University Police Department. If anyone has information, contact Police. The Police Department reminds members of the campus community to follow these basic safety precautions:
o Never walk alone, especially at night. Walk with friends or use the campus escort service.
o Be alert to your surroundings and walk with confidence.
o Walk where the sidewalks are well lit and well traveled.
o If you feel like someone is following you, go to a populated place where people can help you and then call campus security.
o Do not wear ear phones/ear buds when you are walking on campus.
o Know where campus emergency phones are located.
o Only admit your own visitors to the residence halls.
o Make sure outside doors of residence halls shut securely behind you.
o Insist that your resident assistant or security guard check for doors left ajar during the day and at night.
o Do not loan your room key to anyone.
o Always lock your apartment or dorm room even if you are going to be gone for just a few minutes. Be sure to lock your doors at night as well.
o Have the locks changed if you ever lose the keys to your residence.
o Leave lights or a radio on at your apartment so it looks like someone is always home.
o Never open the door for someone you do not know.
o Ask anyone who gives you a ride home to wait around until you have safely entered your apartment or dorm building.
Parking Lot Safety
o Always lock your car.
o Place valuables in the trunk or under the seats.
o Have your keys in hand before you leave to go to your car.
o Have someone walk you to your car, especially at night.
o Utilize the campus escort service.
o Check your backseat before entering your car.
Yay, the same crap they always say. I added the bold for things that stuck out to me. I actually have fun messing with people that have no situational awareness. Its fun jumping up and down and waving my hands like crazy as I walk 2 feet behind them and my shadow is cast over them. I have yet to have 1 person turn around and look at me. I see people all day leave class, put in their ear buds and zone out as they walk around. Doesn't matter if its 10am or 10pm.
I too use my ear buds for my MP3 player. But I walk looking over my shoulder, never let my guard down, plus I keep a surprise.
My buddy was actually set up for a snatch and grab while walking home from my house back to his apartment. He had a 4 block walk and half way home a guy walks out of the shadows and tried to get him to come over and help him. Needless to say, I am proud of him for listening to all my chanting of situational awareness and not falling for stupid claims. This occurred 1 block off campus as I have one of the best house locations anyone could ask for. Well, minus the riff raff that passes through all the time from the city.
On another note: I had a buddy come through my first floor window when he was drunk. My girl and I somewhat expected him to come back to my place but we forgot that we locked the front door and of course my phone was on vibrate (like it should be). So he found the side window was still somewhat cracked because it was way to hot inside from the party we had. Well, me hearing the window opening meant coming down the stairs armed. Needless to say, he was yelling my name as loud as he could when he heard the stairs creaking under my feet. His father is a LEO who carries regularly, so he already knew the drill.
I see I have missed alot in the past few months of me not coming on.