Campus Security advised students and staff to be on a lookout for suspicious behavior in campus washrooms, after a series of incidents involving a man caught in female washrooms across campus.
The man was discovered in a second-floor Math Sciences washroom Sun., Feb. 10, according to a campus community advisory email.
Campus Security director Lanny Fritz explained a female student noticed an individual wearing what appeared to be men's shoes sitting in the cubicle next to her. The student called her house on her cell and mentioned Campus Security in her conversation.
"The individual in the male shoes disappeared from sight, so the female student called Campus Security," said Fritz. "Campus Security met with the student and circulated the area, but was unable to locate the individual at that time."
Fritz noted Campus Security strongly believed the person in the washroom last Sun. was the same person they dealt with on previous occasions. Their suspicions were confirmed after the individual was arrested several hours after the campus advisory went out.
"The individual was arrested at 1 a.m. Monday morning in the exact same washroom, where the Sunday incident took place," said Fritz. "The individual, of no fixed address, was last arrested Thu., Jan. 31, for trespassing on campus."
Fritz offered no explanation for why the individual decided to enter female washrooms, but noted he has been found sleeping in stairwells and on sofas in commons areas.
Students and staff who encounter the individual should not approach him and call Campus Security immediately.
"We know this individual is suffering from mental health issues and may not be taking his medication," said Fritz.
Fritz had a message for students and staff who are concerned about the homeless individual on campus.
"Campus Security is working with Calgary Police Services, on a strategy to discourage this individual from violating his trespass order from campus," said Fritz.