Talk About Growing Up In A Bubble
No this isn’t something from The Onion. And it certainly wasn’t made up. It is a very real report made to a college police department. Even more disturbing is they took it seriously:
UCONN Police Reporting a Suspicious Occurrence and Safety Alert:
On 2/7/09 at approximately 6:35 PM a suspicious incident occurred at Hilltop Apartments, in the parking lot between the Beard and French buildings. A male approached a female from the opposite direction and came up within several feet of her personal space. The female turned around and left the area. The male walked away in the opposite direction. The male did not say anything or make physical contact with the female. The intention of the male is unknown. Description as follows: a white male 6’ 0” with shoulder length brown hair wearing a red or brown cloth jacket and jeans. Male described as older than college age. The male had a round face and large build.
If you have any information or witnessed the incident please call UConn Police at 486-4800. As always, you are encouraged to travel in groups at night and in well lit areas. Please notify police of any suspicious activity to police immediately.
“Came within several feet of her personal space”? What in the world does that mean?
And she was such a scared rabbit she turned and headed the other way despite the fact that the guy said nothing to her and made no physical contact with her?
Not only that, his “intention” was unknown? So one has to assume he wasn’t intimidating or displaying threatening behavior (or one would certainly be able to discern his “intention” right?).
Apparently, though, it was enough that the police felt a the need to issue a description?
So, in the real world, what exactly would be the complaint if they picked him up?
[HT: William Teach @ RWN]