Update on confrontation and arrest in front of Daly’s

By Thomas Albano

A supposed violent incident that took place in the vicinity of Daly’s Dining Hall on Dec. 1 ended up being a situation quite different than originally thought.

Lawrence police took a young woman into custody after a series of events that ended in front of Daly’s, according to a university official. The incident involved two people from off-campus — a father and daughter.

The university official said that the young woman was originally arrested by the Lawrence police after she was charged with shoplifting. She was  brought to police headquarters, where her father picked her up.

According to Lt. Joseph Amodio of the Lawrence police, “Upon release, there was an argument between her and her father; she fled the area of the police station. The father chased after his daughter.”

The situation ended up in front of Daly’s about 6 p.m. that day. The woman ran inside, and told a Daly’s employee that her father was attempting to abuse and rape her.

The employee sought out a Daly’s manager, who notified Public Safety. Both Public Safety and the police came to the scene, and the individuals involved were taken off campus.

The young woman was placed in custody again, and she now faces two charges — one for shoplifting and another for obstruction.

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