Campus Watch #63

Aside. I actually reported some "suspicious" activity to the campus police a couple of weeks ago. "What was it?" you ask. I'll tell you. I saw a group of four college-age boys pushing a very large (probably about 40-inch) crt-style television along the sidewalk. It was attached to a cabinet with small caster-type wheels and very nearly fell over a couple of times. This was the day of the campus-clearing bomb threat and I thought it quite possible that these young men had come across the television in a quickly-vacated conference room and had taken the opportunity to snag it and take it to a party-ready location. It would seem that they could prove ownership of some sort to the authorities (or authorized possession, at any rate), though, since the incident did not make an appearance in the Campus Watch. Which is good. For them. But somewhat sad. For us. I was looking forward to reading their story.

Anyway. On to today's story...

100 Block East Dean Keeton (Very near my office and the site of the aforementioned incident!)
Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor / Evading Arrest: A UT Police Officer observed a UT student staggering and stumbling behind a retaining wall. When the student saw the marked police vehicle, she tried to run in the opposite direction to no avail. The officer drove around the block and discovered the female student slumped on the ground attempting to belly-crawl under a rail. The officer detected a strong odor of alcohol on the student's breath and learned she was coming from the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house. The officer learned the student was under the legal age of 21 and was issued a court appearance citation for Consumption of Alcohol by a Minor. The student informed the officer that her big sisters from her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, had taught her to run away from the police so she could avoid getting into trouble. Occurred on: 9-22-12, at 1:21 AM.

Ahem. A frat and a sorority both in trouble in one little bity incident. Good for those big sisters, eh? Solid advice to their young charge. Not to mention letting her wander off in an impaired state.

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