The suspect, described as a “non-UT male,” was sleeping — shirtless and shoeless — outside of the Sanchez Building at the University of Texas.
When an officer for the university’s Police Department woke him up Aug. 9, the man felt like he didn’t need to speak to the officer because he wasn’t “the real police,” recalled Campus Watch, a summary of recent incidents or arrests on campus that is posted online and emailed to more than 15,000 people almost every weekday.
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Aug. 20: “The UT police officer smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the driver and noticed she began to hiccup. The driver ran into a few more “hiccups” while performing a series of sobriety tests that indicated she was intoxicated.”
Aug. 15: “UT police officers responded to … a report of a stolen phone. … The subject stated he ‘took the phone to make a call and was going to return it when he finished.’ … The subjected was arrested for criminal trespass and transported to central booking, where he was able to complete his call.”
Aug. 12: “A UT police officer observed an ironic crime, which was the word ‘crime’ written in white spray paint on a window at the Lavaca Building.
Aug. 1: “After trying to pass a parking garage ticket as his legal form of identification, the UT police officer arrested the subject for public intoxication, rather than validating his parking.”