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By Liz Dailey
Arizona Daily Wildcat
May 3, 1999
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A student was reportedly assaulted on campus Thursday night while she attempted to unlock her car, police reports stated.

The student called university police at 10:06 p.m. to report the incident. She told officers a man grabbed her from behind as she was standing by her car at 9:30 p.m., reports stated. The vehicle was parked at North Cherry Avenue and East Hawthorne Street.

The man reportedly put one arm around the woman's waist and wrapped his other arm around her neck.

She told police she had just left the UA Education Building, 1430 E. Second St., before the alleged attack.

The student said the man tried to drag her away from the car, but she managed to slip out of her Mickey Mouse sweatshirt and strike the man in his groin.

The student got into her car and drove away, leaving the Disney sweatshirt and a briefcase behind.

She told officers her briefcase contained books, papers and possibly her wallet.

The woman told police she did not get a good look at the man, but she remembered that he had a deep voice and smelled of cigarette smoke.

Police searched for the man and the student's belongings but found neither.

The student had a small scratch below her right eye, minor swelling in her left eye and the left side of her neck was scratched, reports stated.

She told police she wanted to press charges if the man is found.

A student was reportedly followed by a man in Main Gate Garage while she drove to work Thursday morning, police reports stated.

The man rode an old, rusted gold bicycle, and followed the student as she drove through the structure, 815 E. Second St., at 5:35 a.m.

The student told police the man approached her driver side door and asked if she could stop and talk with him. She told him she had to go to work and could not talk, reports stated.

He reportedly told the student several times how "pretty" she was and asked her what bars she went to, reports stated.

The student told officers she was afraid of the man and stayed inside her car until he left the area.

The man reportedly said he was "a little messed up." She said he appeared to be "high," reports stated.

The student agreed to help police create a composite sketch of the man.

Police received a call from an unidentified person allegedly stuck inside an elevator early Thursday morning.

The individual, who used a phone from an elevator in the Main Gate Garage, 815 E. Second St., reportedly got out and left the area.

A repair man inspected the elevator at 7 a.m. and told Parking and Transportation Services employees that the malfunction resulted from vandalism.

A part of the door was broken, causing the elevator to jam, police reports stated.

Parking employees photographed the damage.

A man who allegedly harassed a woman in the garage minutes earlier was seen, but he was reportedly not near the elevators, reports stated.

Police arrested a Tucson man for a warrant Thursday after an officer recognized him from a previous incident.

An officer saw David L. Lenord, 18, loitering in front of a convenience store on North Park Avenue and East Sixth Street.

Lenord, of a general delivery address, told police he had not gone to court for his previous arrest by UAPD on suspicion of loitering.

Police checked and discovered Lenord's warrant. He had a credit card in his pocket that did not belong to him.

Lenord told the officer he found the card three days earlier and planned to return it. He also told police he had not used it, reports stated.

Police took Lenord to Pima County Jail where he was booked on his warrant, along with another charge on suspicion of theft.

The officer took the credit card and planned to contact the owner.

Police Beat is compiled from official University of Arizona Police Department reports.