Timely Security Notice – Forcible Fondling on Campus (UPDATE)
UPDATE: ARREST (07/12/12 5:16 p.m.)
A subject has been apprehended in connection to the Forcible Fondling incident reported below.
It was reported that on 07/11/12 at or near 1:15pm, an unknown male subject approached a female staff member from behind and grabbed her and touched her inappropriately while she was sitting in the Vanderbilt Medical Center Cafeteria. The subject left the cafeteria and proceeded toward the second floor waiting area of the Vanderbilt University Hospital.
Suspect is a Black Male approximately 15-19 years of age, approximately 5’4″-5’6″ with a slim build. He was wearing a bright green “oversized” T-shirt, denim shorts and white tennis shoes.
VUPD#: 12-071794 MNPD#: 12-579852
If you have information relating to this or a similar incident, please call the Vanderbilt University Police Department at (615) 322-2745. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Nashville Crime Stoppers at 74-CRIME (615-742-7463)
Risk Reduction Tips
- Scan the area before you exit or approach your vehicle/or building and while you proceed between sites.
- Avoid Isolated or dark areas.
- Travel with confidence and purpose.
- If strangers approach, maintain a distance and be observant; if they are in a vehicle, get the license plate number.
- Stay alert and TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS — If you feel uneasy, leave. Go to a safe location and notify VUPD.
- Avoid going to ATM’s alone, after dark, or if suspicious persons are nearby.
- Stay alert, and plan ahead for “What if…?”
Please Remember Our On-Campus Resources
- Psychological & Counseling Center – (615) 322-2571
- Employee Assistance Program – (615) 936-1327
- Student Health Services – (615) 322-2427
- Margaret Cunninggim Women’s Center – (615) 322-4843
- Project Safe – (615) 322-SAFE (7233)
** REPORT SUSPICIOUS PERSONS, VEHICLES, OR ACTIVITIES IMMEDIATELY! **
ON CAMPUS, DIAL 911 OR USE A BLUE LIGHT PHONE! FROM A CELL PHONE, CALL (615) 421-1911
In compliance with the U.S. Department of Higher Education and the Jeanne Clery Act, Security Notices are issued to provide Timely Warning information concerning a potentially dangerous criminal situation at or near Vanderbilt University to allow our students and employees to have both the time and the information necessary to make decisions or take appropriate actions concerning their own personal safety.