Best of Security Briefs: 1994 – 2003

Monday, September 26, 1994
Swarm of Bees Invades Campus
On Friday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m., a male visitor driving towards the kiosk on South Drive had a confrontation with a bumblebee and smashed his vehicle into a concrete post in the access lane. The visitor was not stung, but his vehicle did suffer damage in the grill, right headlight and front fender. The concrete post, although now bent, still stands.
Friday, September 30, 1994
Killer Bees Return
On Monday, Sept.19 at 2:30 p.m., the swarm of bees that caused a car wreck on campus last week returned. This time, an employee who was cutting grass in front of the Student Center was stung on the left hand. He was taken to the New Jersey Manufacturers Insurance Company where he was treated and released.
Friday, April 14, 1995
On Friday, April 7 at 7:34 p.m., a female student rode around campus shooting people with a water gun. However, some dude got tough and threw some sort of object at the car (possibly a piece of wood), leaving a dent on the passenger side of the car. The search for the unknown hurler continues.

Friday, April 28, 1995
That’s a Car, Not a Boat
On Saturday, April 22 at 2:09 a.m., a student called security officers to inform them that persons unknown were putting a car into Centennial Lake. The car was to be used for a spring fling event. A film of gasoline was forming on the top of the lake around the car. Lawrenceville Fire Department was dispatched and responded. The car was fished out and put on the Student Center lawn. A light post was also found in the lake.
Friday, September 15, 1995
And They’re Off
On Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 12:52 a.m., four naked males were observed running around Centennial Lake and then through a crowd of cheering onlookers before running into Poyda. Clothing found by the bridge behind Poyda was collected as evidence by Security.
Friday, February 14, 1996
A Lack of Concentration
On Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 4:15 p.m., a female student backed her car out of a space in the residence lot. However, she obviously failed to see that a car was simultaneously coming down the aisle. Not only did she hit the oncoming car, but she continued to back up and hit another car parked behind her.

Friday, April 17, 1998
Conover Kink
On Tuesday, Dec. 2, Security received a call that two male students in Conover Hall were handcuffed to each other. The pair was found cuffed together at the wrist. One suspect claimed that he used the handcuffs as a joke, and the key snapped when he tried to remove them. Lawrence police were called, and officers were able to separate one suspect. However, the officers were unable to remove the cuffs from the wrist of the other individual. As a result, the Lawrence Rescue Squad had to be called in to remove the handcuffs. Both suspects have been charged with disorderly conduct.
Friday, April 2, 1999
All Washed Up
A condom was found under a vehicle’s wiper blade at Westminster Choir College, on Wednesday, March 24. A female staff member from Talbott Library returned to her car to find the condom. The investigation as to who put it there is continuing.
Friday, October 1, 1999
The Mad Crapper
A resident of Olson Hall woke up on Monday, Sept. 27, to find another student in his room defecating on his chair and proceeding to wipe himself with a sheet. When Security arrived at the room, the suspect was oblivious to the situation and swore he was in the bathroom.
Friday, February 23, 2001
Someone’s pet snake was seen slithering around a Ziegler Hall room on Saturday, Feb. 17. A Residence Life staff member contacted Security after sighting the snake and identifying it as a pet that escaped from its aquarium. Residence Life, with assistance from Security, took over the responsibility for the snake and its safe return to its rightful owner. The owner was not present upon the snake’s return. However, the occupants were charged with Residence Life violations as well as misappropriation of property for missing lounge furniture found in the room.
Friday, April 6, 2001
Off the Wall
Two male students were seen scaling the walls of the Science and Technology Center in the early hours of Tuesday, March 29. A male student contacted Security to report that he had witnessed two male students entering the building through a second-floor window. Faculty members told Security that they were working inside the building when they saw the two residents in a first-floor hallway. They said that the students attempted to run after they were spotted by the workers. Security stopped the chase and confronted the two students but would not disclose the students’ reason for entering the building.
Friday, September 21, 2001
A male student fully revealed his genitalia to a female student attempting to park in the Commuter Lot during the late night hours of Sept. 13. The female student told Security that she had stopped to ask if he and his friend were leaving the parking lot when she noticed the male student smiling and standing with his genitals in full view. The two male students barely avoided an accident with the female student when they got in their truck and reversed from the parking spot. One of the male students responded by giving her the finger while speeding off campus.
Friday, April 13, 2003
Peeping Problems
A male resident received some unwelcome items in his room on Friday, April 11, in Olson Hall. While sitting in his room with some friends, the male victim heard knocking accompanied by voices on the other side of the door. The knocking soon erupted into pounding, and after being denied entry, the unknown suspects unscrewed the peep hole. They then began to force cotton swabs and pour water through it into the room.

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