By Alejandro Nicolas
Petty crime on campus sometimes goes unnoticed, pushed aside for more serious crimes, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.
English teacher Margaret Shannon encountered what she believed to be a scam on Tuesday, May 20, at the LAC that involved her cellphone almost getting stolen.
Shannon said on Wednesday May 21, “A young man ended up running away from me after I called him out. When I went to the police yesterday, they didn’t think it was worth putting out an alert, as my phone was not stolen.”
The campus police said, “We can’t be sure if that is what he wanted to do,” confirming that the male suspect existed, but technically didn’t commit any crime known.
Shannon said, “I just want students to be aware and to be careful.”
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