An evening joke gone wrong caused some confusion in the Greek overflow parking lot on Saturday, Nov. 3. At about 9 p.m., Public Safety was dispatched to the overflow lot. They were met by a male commuter student who said that he found his vehicle covered in plastic wrap and he noticed heavy scratches on the car doors.
While reporting the incident, a female student approached the officers and told them that the male student’s vehicle was mistakenly wrapped. She said that she owns the same type of car and her friends wrapped his car thinking it was hers.
Public Safety then made contact with the suspects who confirmed that they did wrap the male student’s car thinking it was their friend’s car. They also said that they were unaware of any damages made to the wrapped vehicle.
The officers observed a gritty material stuck between the glass and the window frame and recognized it as particles from roofing shingles. The victim said that Hurricane Sandy did cause shingles to hit his car and that the scratches were probably a result of that incident. The victim said he did not want to pursue any charges against the two individuals.
A section of the back side of campus was in the dark and not because of a power outage caused by Hurricane Sandy.
On Friday, Nov. 2, Public Safety officers arrived at West Village A after receiving a call about damaged light fixtures. The officers met with a male staff member who said that sometime between 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1 and 8:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2, light fixtures located on the walkway next to West Village A were damaged by unknown suspects.
In total, the damages are valued at $1,700. Photos of the damages were taken and an investigation is ongoing. If anyone has information about the incident contact Public Safety at x5029.
A female resident student was the victim of a faulty parking lot gate arm on Friday, Nov. 2.
At 10:33 p.m. Public Safety was called to West Village A lot. The officers met with a female resident student who said that while driving into the West Village lot, the gate arm fell down and struck her vehicle. She also pointed out scratches on her roof caused by the gate arm. Photos of the scratches were taken and the cost of the damages is unknown at this time.