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Peeping Tom reported at HelWell

7:31 p.m.

UPD sent out an Infomail at 7:29 p.m. confirming the occurrence of the incident and providing a description of the intruder. He is a white male, 30 to 35 years old, 6 feet tall with a thin build, and wearing a green shirt, blue jeans, and a baseball hat, according to the Infomail.

A man entered the women’s locker room in the Lerner Health and Wellness Center Monday evening and opened the curtains of two in-use showers, exposing the occupants, one of the victims said.

The victim said she and her friend – both female graduate students – were showering in stalls next to each other around 4:45 p.m. when the man pulled back the curtains.

“She screamed, she was the first to get peeped,” the student said. “I almost was going to run after him,” she said of her reaction.

A third girl in the locker room then reported the incident to staff members, who alerted the University Police Department. At 5:15 p.m., UPD officers were sweeping the building looking for the man, a HelWell staff member said.

The victim, whose name is being withheld due to privacy concerns,  said the girl who reported the incident to staff members thought the man had just walked into the wrong locker room.

“I don’t know why he’d look in the showers to check,” she said.

Officers in the lobby of HelWell declined to comment. UPD Chief Dolores Stafford did not immediately return a request for comment.

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