Shower intruder turns self in

By Jesse Lewis
Arizona Daily Wildcat
Friday, November 5, 2004

Man said he didn't plan to harm female student

The man who walked into the women's restroom shower in Apache-Santa Cruz Residence Hall, 1420 E. Fifth St., Sunday, turned himself into UAPD yesterday.

The man told police yesterday he did not do anything threatening and did not mean any harm by the occurrence, police said.

Police are not releasing the name of the man, but said he was not a UA student. The man said he was visiting a resident in Apache-Santa Cruz, said Sgt. Eugene Mejia, University of Arizona Police Department spokesman.

UAPD sent a campus-wide safety alert with sketches of the suspect Tuesday so students could be aware of their surroundings and to inform students on how to keep themselves safe. The man is an investigative lead, and police are trying to determine whether the incident was threatening, Mejia said.

"The man noticed the sketch, and notified us because he was involved in the incident," Mejia said.

The man wanted to make campus residents aware that he was not being confrontational or threatening and that an alert was unnecessary, Mejia said. "He wanted to make the community aware of what the incident was and he is not a stranger who made entrance."

The man wanted to make sure police had his version of the incident, Mejia said.