Police still searching for assailant in campus assault

University Police Department is still searching for the man who assaulted a Ball State student last night.

Brelynn Woodrick was walking from Bracken Library to LaFollette Complex when she noticed a man had walked up behind her. The man started making inappropriate comments around 11:15 p.m., Gene Burton, director of Public Safety, said. The man then tugged at her purse and Woodrick asked him what his problem was.

Burton said the man continued to pull on her purse until she fell. When Woodrick looked back, the attacker fled on McKinley Avenue.

Woodrick went to her residence hall where she called UPD, Burton said.

Burton said there was no indication that the attacker was a Ball State student.

Students should avoid walking by themselves and take caution at night, Burton said. Students should also take advantage of Charlie's Charter, a free transportation service available on campus.

The assailant was described as a 200-pound, 5-foot, 10-inch, 18- to 22-year-old white male wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt with a white logo, blue jeans and white shoes.

Contact UPD with information at 765-285-1111.


Charlie's Charter Hours

Sunday to Thursday 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.

Friday 4 to 7 p.m.

For a ride, call 765-760-7433 (RIDE) or 765-285-5005


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