Timely Warning: Man Aggressively Grabs Female Student’s Arm


Timely Warning

September 30, 2015

A female student reported that a male aggressively grabbed her arm and yanked her as she walked across campus on Tuesday evening. The student pulled away and was able to leave the area unharmed. She reported the incident to Campus Safety and Cypress Police were immediately notified. After follow-up investigation, the Campus Safety Department determined that the campus community would benefit knowing the details if the incident.

This series of images shows the person believed to be involved in an incident in which a female student was forcefully grabbed.

This series of images shows the person believed to be involved in an incident in which a female student was forcefully grabbed.

On September 29, 2015, at approximately 5:35 p.m., the victim stated that she was walking from the L/LRC, through the Student Center, near the Campanile. She reported that as she entered Tech Ed 1, she heard a male voice in her right ear near.  She stated that the subject had approached her quickly from behind, but she did not observe him prior to opening the door at Tech Ed I.  The victim stated that the subject began to ask her questions such as “what is your name? Where are you going?” and then he stated “your hair is beautiful.”

The victim stated, she continued up the stairs then the subject sped up alongside her and continued asking her, “where are you going?”  The victim stated the subject then grabbed her left arm in the stairwell and tried to pull her towards him,  but she jerked away quickly and commanded him: “let me go.” She said she then continued up the stairs and pretended to go into the first classroom.  The victim stated the subject went downstairs and she observed him on South-side of the lobby of Tech Ed 1. The victim stated when the suspect was on the south side of the building she quickly went down the stairwell and out the north doors.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Campus Safety at (714) 484-7387. Imminent threats should be reported to 911.

Students and employees are reminded to report incidents or suspicious behavior to Campus Safety and/or Cypress Police immediately. Additionally, students are reminded that Campus Safety can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (714) 484-7387, and that it is important to program that number into their mobile phones for quick access.

Cypress College issues Timely Warnings in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act. For more information, visit: http://www.cypresscollege.edu/administrative/campusSafety