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Suspect accused of soliciting women on campus in LUPD custody


A Lamar University release included a photo of the car believed to belong to a man suspected of soliciting females on campus, Aug. 23. The suspect was apprehended by LUPD.

The Lamar University Police Department issued a crime alert, Aug. 23, in reference to a male soliciting females in or around LU parking lots.

According to a media release issued by the university, the incident happened in several parking lots located on campus.

“On Tuesday, Aug. 23, at 3:15 p.m. a suspicious male approached a female student soliciting money for pornography. She refused and left the area,” the report states, “A short time after, another female student was approached and asked if she needed help finding her vehicle. She entered the suspect’s vehicle and rode around with him for approximately 20 minutes. While in the vehicle with him, he exposed himself. The female became frightened and jumped out of the vehicle.”

A campus emergency email and phone call notified the campus community of the situation. People were alerted to be aware and cautious of their surroundings and to report suspicious activity to LUPD.

Later, at 6:26 p.m., Aug 23, an emergency notification sent by LUPD said the suspect has been apprehended and was in custody.

According to a university release, the suspect was described as a Light-skinned Black male, with a buzz haircut, mustache and short goatee, wearing a reflective construction worker vest.

The suspect’s vehicle was described as a “newer model Chevrolet Trail Blazer” with black rims with chrome around the edge.

The incident is still under investigation.

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