11:00 p.m. Thursday night, January 24, 2008, UPD
received a report from a female who stated that someone had attempted
to force her into a vehicle while she had been walking back to
campus on University Avenue near the Ford Center some 10 to 15 minutes
The female said an older model 4-door sedan occupied by 2 males pulled
her as she was walking near the Ford Center on University Avenue. The
attempted to engage her in conversation - she attempted to ignore them
walking. They pulled the vehicle to the side of the street at the Ford
Center and stopped.
The passenger exited the vehicle and grabbed the female's arm in an attempt
to pull her
into the back seat of the vehicle. The female resisted physically and
began to scream.
The driver of the vehicle then called for the passenger to get back in
the vehicle as he
saw headlights of another vehicle approaching them. The passenger released
The suspects fled the area in the vehicle towards Ford Boulevard into
Oxford. The female
ran to the Inn at Ole Miss to request UPD be contacted. The female was
physically harmed. The suspects have not been located.
The vehicle is described as an older looking, dark colored 4-door vehicle
- possibly a
Cadillac or Lincoln Town Car.
in the vehicle was described as a heavy set black male, approximately
20-25 years old, with stubble facial hair, wearing dark colored baggy
pants and hoodie
sweatshirt, and wearing a do-rag or bandana on his head. No description
could be given for the driver.
alert to your surroundings at all times.
*If possible, don't walk alone - particularly at night. Walk in high-traffic,
avoid isolated, remote locations.
*Carry a cell phone [program UPD's emergency phone number 662-915-4911].
*Use a Code Blue emergency telephone unit to immediately contact UPD.
*UPD sponsors a security escort service as an alternative to walking alone
campus; call UPD at 662-915-7234 to request an escort on campus.
*Immediately report to UPD any suspicious persons or vehicles seen on
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