TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – FSU police is currently looking for a suspect, accused of grabbing a student’s buttocks on campus.
According to FSUPD, a student says she was at the William Johnston Building around 1:35 p.m. Tuesday when the incident happened.
The victim also reported that the man had been following her around campus for a while, attempting to speak with her about getting her phone number.
She says he first approached her around 11:30 that morning at the Chili’s restaurant, located in the school’s Student Union. He reportedly asked her if the restaurant was open.
After lunch, the victim says she walked straight to the William Johnston Building. She says when she was leaving the building, the man was waiting on her and grabbed her. She told him to leave her alone and she then walked to Strozier library. The man followed her but did not go inside.
She did not see the man again and was not physically injured.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about 22 years of age. He’s about 5’7″ in height, tan skin wearing a gray shirt and dark pants. He has black hair and may have facial acne. He was carrying a black hat. According to the victim, he may be a student.
The FSUPD is investigating this case as a battery. If you have any information, please call (850 644-1234. If you’d like to remain anonymous, contact Big Bend Crime Stoppers at (850 574-TIPS. Remember, with Crime Stoppers, any information you provide may make you eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.
FSUPD also leaves these tips for preventing crime:
1. Nobody has the right to touch you against your will or harass you. In the event this occurs, contact police.
2. Be a good bystander. If you witness someone being followed or harassed, contact law enforcement immediately.
3. Check out the Guardian app at police.fsu.edu. This provides and added safety resource for students walking on campus.
4. Consider attending an FSU RAD class. RAD is to develop and enhance the options of self-defense, so they may become viable considerations to the woman who is attacked. More info on RAD is on the FSUPD website at police.fsu.edu.