Man wearing UNC shirt tried to follow female student into dorm, NC State police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- NC State University police are investigating after a female student reported that a man tried to follow her into her room.

The incident happened around 4 p.m. on Sunday.

The student said the man followed her into her suite at Sullivan Hall, claiming he was there to meet a friend.

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The student told police that when she tried to close her room door, the man grabbed the handle and tried to enter.

She was able to close the door, and the man left.

The man was last seen wearing a dark blue Champion sweatsuit, dark blue UNC T-shirt, a dark hoodie, and a baseball hat.

"Knowing that people can come in and be a threat, it's pretty scary," said Jordan Kellerman, a freshman majoring in international studies.

Students say they'll take precautions.

"It's kind of uncomfortable to know that people are getting into our building, especially older people and they're following people into their rooms," said Betsy Rizzo, a freshman majoring in animal science. "One thing that I know my roommate and I are going to change is whenever we're in the room we're going to start locking the door as well so if something were to happen, no one would be able to get into our room when we're in there."

Another freshman agreed.

"I'll definitely be on the lookout," said Skyler Burris, a freshman majoring in English. "I mean, obviously you hope that this kind of thing doesn't happen but obviously it does."

Those with any information should contact university police at (919) 515-3000.
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