Timely Warning

Published: December 3rd, 2021

Category: Timely Warning-Gainesville

Timely Warning (21-09)
Clery Crime: Burglary

Under the Clery Act, the University of Florida issues Timely Warning messages regarding Clery Act crimes which pose a serious and continuing threat to the campus community.

On 12/02/2021, the UFPD received a call that a female was possibly being videoed while in her Murphree Hall shower, but could not provide a description of the alleged suspect. In the process of the UFPD investigation of that incident, a person of interest was developed. Based on this investigation, it is believed that the person did not have lawful access to the building.

The person is described as a black male; 5’10” tall; and approximately 155lbs. While on the UF campus, he was seen wearing dark-colored shorts, a white t-shirt, a large gold chain necklace, and white speckled “Champion” logo slipper shoes.

If anyone has information about this incident, please call the University of Florida Police Department at 352-392-1111 or use the UFPD Silent Witness link at: https://police.ufl.edu/contact/silent-witness/.

The University of Florida strongly believes that no person is responsible for the harm inflicted by another person.

Criminal incidents can be reported to UF CSAs who are designated, trained, and mandatory reporters under the Clery Act when victims chose not to report to law enforcement.

Reporting to law enforcement is encouraged by calling 9-1-1 or through the GatorSafe app.

Be sure to lock up your vehicles, residential hall rooms, and offices when you leave. Remove any valuables from sight or take them with you when you leave.

Do not allow anyone to follow you into your residential hall or a secured area as you enter and secure spaces that are unoccupied to reduce the risk of a crime of opportunity.

Trust your instincts. If you feel uneasy or sense something is wrong, do what you can to get out of that situation or call for assistance.

Information for support resources, services, and programs at the University of Florida can be found at:

Victim Resources

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