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    POLICE BEAT: 8/30/17

    Simon Asher

    Public porn

    University of Arizona Main Library staff called the University of Arizona Police Department to report a man watching pornography on a public computer in the Library Information Commons at 4:16 p.m. on Aug. 20.

    Police noted the same subject had been arrested nearly a year earlier for misdemeanor warrants and drug possession after library staff called to report the man drinking alcohol in the same area. 

    A UAPD officer arrived on the scene, approached the man and stood behind him for a moment before the subject noticed police presence. 

    The website the man was looking at displayed approximately 20 different still and moving images depicting women in minimal clothing, barely covered breasts and buttocks covered only by thong underwear.

    Words on the site indicated the user could pay money for a certain number of minutes, presumably to watch pornographic video.

    An officer made contact with the man and advised him library staff requested a six-month exclusionary order on him for repeatedly watching pornography on public computers.

    The man told the officer he had forgotten previous warnings due to “traumatic brain injury.” He requested to leave the library unescorted to prevent him further embarrassment, which the officer granted.

    Showering intoxicated

    UAPD officers were dispatched in reference to an intoxicated UA minor in Pueblo de la Cienega Residence Hall possibly threatening another resident around 10 p.m. on Aug. 20.

    The man who claimed to be threatened told police a resident assistant instructed him to watch the intoxicated student inside the restroom.

    While doing so, the intoxicated resident said, “I’ll knock you on your ass right now if you don’t let me leave” and asked him if he wanted to fight. 

    The man watching him told police he didn’t feel threatened but wanted them to check on the student’s welfare since he was vomiting and appeared to be extremely intoxicated.

    Staff also speculated that, earlier in the evening, the man had been knocking on residents’ doors then running back to his own room.

    The resident was in an area restroom taking a shower when police eventually entered the restroom and made contact with him as he exited the shower.

    The man took police to his room to speak privately and told police he drank alcohol with his friends earlier in the evening and admitted to knocking on other residents’ doors and running away but denied making threats to any other resident.

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