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Naked man, mistaken identity and past expiration: recent incidents on campus

Naked man 

At around 5:11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5, an officer was dispatched to a residence hall to respond to a complaint about a naked man trying to enter a room that was not his. 

The person who filed the complaint said there was a naked male, who was possibly intoxicated, trying to enter his room after he told the subject several times he was at the wrong room. The subject apparently disregarded this and kept trying to enter his door code. 

After arriving on scene, the officer went to the specified floor and saw a person wearing no clothes. He was facing the door with his hands covering his genitals. 

The officer approached the subject and asked him what occurred. The subject said he was trying to get into his room, pointing at the room number he was attempting to enter. 

He said he was “one thousand percent” certain it was his room. He also said he was at a party near Water Street earlier that night. Two other officers who had arrived on scene stood with the subject while the first officer spoke with the complainant inside his room.

He said to the officer exactly what he told dispatchers: he did not have a roommate and wasn’t notified he had been assigned one. The complainant thought it was possible the subject lived in a different wing. 

The two officers continued to wait with the male subject and gave him a plastic garbage bag to cover his genitals. The responding officer accessed the student records system and found out the subject lived in a room nearby to the complainants.

The subject changed into clothing and returned to talk to the officer. He said he was partying on Water Street and had a bit to drink. The subject said he stopped drinking around 1:00 a.m.

The officer then asked him why he was naked, but he did not give a clear explanation. He began to talk in hypotheticals, saying if he had been naked it would have been because he vomited on his clothing and he removed it. 

The officer said it was not a hypothetical scenario, because he was definitely naked in the hallway. After further conversation, he said he remembered vomiting and cleaning up the area. During this conversation, the subject was slurring his words and smelled of alcohol.

The officer told him they would be issuing an underage drinking citation and to remain in the room until they returned. The officer also suggested he apologize to the resident of the room he was trying to enter, when he was not intoxicated or unclothed.

The officer returned with an underage drinking citation and knocked on the subject’s door when the roommate answered. The roommate said the subject was not in the room.

After searching throughout the residence hall, the officer came back to the subject’s room when he answered. He said he had been there the whole time. The citation was issued and the scene was cleared. 

This case was recorded with a department-issued body-worn camera.

Mistaken identity

At 2:10 p.m. on Monday, April 29, an officer was sent to Governors Hall in reference to a drug incident. The complainant said he had been cleaning a room some residents had moved out of and the complainant found a small bag. 

The bag resembled a drug item, so he showed the officer the room and where he found the bag. The officer observed a small factory sealed bag sitting on the desk and noted it smelled like lavender. 

After cutting the bag open, the officer saw small wheat particles inside the bag. They told the complainant they did not find drugs, but a lavender-scented wheat bag. The bag was disposed of before clearing the scene. 

Past expiration

A little before 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, an officer was conducting a vehicle patrol on University Avenue when he noticed a blue registration tag on a car. This blue tag had expired in 2021. 

The vehicle with the tag was a silver Chevrolet with a Wisconsin license plate. A records check on the vehicle said the registration had expired on Sept. 16, 2021. 

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, who was the registered owner of the vehicle, confirmed the tag was expired. He said the car was in storage for an extended period of time.

The officer issued the driver a uniform traffic citation and cleared the scene.

Moris can be reached at [email protected]

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