Don’t take things without asking. While spending time at home, a student was alerted that his roommate was seen driving his car. The student contacted Public Safety on Oct. 24 at 11:30 p.m., but in the meantime, he got in touch with his roommate. His roommate explained that he needed the car for an emergency, and the student did not mind. However, the next day, the vehicle was still missing when the student returned to campus. He filed a report with Public Safety, and his roommate later returned the keys to Public Safety.
Leave the poor sprinklers alone! On Oct. 22 at 4:08 p.m., Public Safety officers responded to Centennial House when the fire alarm sounded and water was flowing from a sprinkler head. When the officers came to the scene, there was a full evacuation of occupants taking place. Earlier in the night, a student had placed a coat hanger on the sprinkler head, thus puncturing the cap and activating the sprinkler. Facilities responded early in the morning to make repairs, and occupants were able to reenter the building at 6:20 a.m. Nine rooms had water on the floor, but the cost of the damage has not yet been determined.
Remember to exercise caution in the gym. On Oct. 22 at 5:15 p.m., a staff member was attempting to use the treadmill. He did not realize how fast the machine was running, and fell off of the equipment. Though he did not require medical attention and an ambulance was not called, he did sustain abrasions on his knuckles, hands, leg and jaw.