Student illegally uses handicap placard, returns to a boot



March 12 – 3:40 p.m.

Campus security was called after a man was reported walking around in circles and knocking items off shelves in the Luria Library. Students had been complaining about his behavior and staff contacted security. An officer arrived and tried to make contact with the man but he just stared at the officer. The man then walked out of the library and off Campus without talking. Security called the Santa Barbara Police Department to make contact with the man. The man was gone before SBPD arrived. He was wearing a backpack, sweatshirt and a black hoodie.

March 13 – 5 p.m.

A female student was sent to the Dean of Student Discipline for misuse of a handicap placard. The student has been suspected for misuse for some time and was caught while parking in a handicap spot, alone. Security put a boot on the car. The student said she arrived with a handicapped family member, to which the placard belongs. She then admitted to be by herself. The placard was confiscated and she was referred to the Dean of Discipline and security contacted the DMV to give her an additional ticket.

March 13 – 6:20 p.m.

A male student had his $400 Canon camera stolen on West Campus in front of the Luria Library. The student said it was stolen between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. The student says he doesn’t know who might have taken it. If you have any information, please contact security.

March 17– 12:45 p.m.

A male student came into the Gourmet Dining room, wanting to photograph the student workers, and asked for their personal information. The student said that he was in a photography class and wanted them to be his models. The student workers had felt uncomfortable with him asking for their information and contacted security. The student is known previously for doing the same thing but at the JSB Café. The first time security made contact with him last semester they found that he wasn’t enrolled in any photography classes. As of this semester he is enrolled in the class. The Chair of the department talked the student about the guidelines, which are mentioned in the class syllabus, on how to ask for people to be models. The man has not been to JSB or Gourmet Dining since.