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Man accosts Stanford women in their beds

Police: Suspect lifted covers off two women as they slept

A prowler has taken the term "Peeping Tom" to new and more threatening heights after he entered the rooms of two Stanford women and lifted the covers off of them as they slept.

The man, described as a Hispanic male, 18 to 30 years old, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall with a bulky build, entered the women's unlocked rooms in two separate incidents, on Friday, June 3, Stanford Department of Public Safety officials said in a campus warning. The man had short brown hair, brown eyes and was wearing a gray shirt.

Both incidents occurred in the early morning hours at a student residence located on the 1000 block of Campus Drive East.

In the first incident a woman awakened at about 3 a.m. to find a man standing next to her bed lifting the covers off of her. The victim screamed and the intruder ran out of her room. She searched the house for about 30 minutes and saw the man in another location of the building. From a distance, she asked him who he was and he ran out of the building, according to police.

The second victim reported similar circumstances. She was awakened between 6-6:45 a.m. by a man standing next to her bed who was lifting off her covers. She chased the intruder out of the building and into the parking lot. He was last seen running toward Campus Drive, according to police.

Stanford police are investigating the incidents. The Department of Public Safety is asking anyone with information about the crimes to call the Stanford University of Public Safety at 650-329-2413.

Residents should protect themselves by keeping doors and windows locked, police said. The department encourages calling 911 immediately to report suspicious and criminal activity.

Comments

23 people like this
Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jun 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm

Tip for the Stanford students: in such a situation in your dorm at 3AM, call 911 and alert authorities. Don't search around for 20 minutes trying to find the man and inquire to him as to what he is doing there. Better yet, lock th door to your room.


11 people like this
Posted by Harriet
a resident of Downtown North
on Jun 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm

Have a can of Mace handy.


2 people like this
Posted by Scream
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 4, 2016 at 10:32 pm

So glad you women screamed bec this will frighten the intruder. No matter how safe you feel, lock up unless you won a dog who can alert you and is a guard dog. Even then, lock up.
So glad these women are safe


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