An employee of WFF Custodial Services, ACU’s janitorial service provider, was physically confronted by a stranger on campus late Wednesday night.
The male suspect grabbed the female victim’s arm as she was locking the east entrance of the Don H. Morris Center just before midnight. The suspect demanded her keys to the building, but she was able to pull away from him and run to safety with some scratches on her inner forearm from where he grabbed her. She didn’t know where the suspect went, and the victim was unable to describe any physical features of the suspect.
The ACU Police Department responded immediately but didn’t find the suspect. ACU Police Chief Jimmy Ellison, said ACU Police is investigating the incident as an attempted robbery of an individual and was planning to re-interview the victim late Thursday night. He also said the department is working with WFF to help it with awareness training for its employees.
“We will also be increasing patrols as much as possible in the interior campus areas during nighttime hours,” Ellison said.
ACU Police sent an email to all students, staff and faculty about the incident on Thursday. It reminded everyone on and around campus to remain alert at all times and report suspicious activity to ACU Police immediately.