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Oct. 25, 2012


The University Police Department received a report of an assault that occurred on the sidewalk along Ninth Street near Speaker's Circle on Oct. 24 around 9:35 a.m.

The female victim stated while walking to Ellis Library she passed an unknown individual who then turned, came up behind her, and wrapped his arms around her putting her in a "bear hug." The victim tried to free herself but was unable get free. The assault ended when the suspect observed an unknown individual approaching them. The suspect released her and stated, "Oh, I thought you were someone else" and ran from the scene.

The suspect is described as a white male, college aged, approximately 5' 9" with a thin build, dark brown hair, brown eyes, clean shaven, noticeable acne on the face, braces on his teeth, and last wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

The victim did not receive any injuries and no further information is available at this time.

Anyone with any information is requested to call Detective Sam Easley at (573) 884-3721, or CRIME STOPPERS at (573) 875-8477. Individuals may also submit tips on-line at You do not have to give your name and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1500 if your information leads to an arrest.

Clery 12-2012

Updates on this incident will be posted on the department's web site as time permits.

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