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    Warning to students

    Just got this email from a friend in the ME department. Watch out fellow students,

    Dear ME Students,

    We would like to bring the below incident to your attention.

    It was reported that one of TA's in Chemical & Biological Engineering department was approached by someone outside of Sweeney, offering him a ride home. He was quite uncomfortable by this stranger approaching him, and fortunately another grad student came out of the building, which caused the individual to jump in his car and speed away.

    We would like to encourage you all to be aware of your surroundings, and be careful. This has been reported to the ISU police and I encourage all of you to report any strange incidents to them as well. Please be on the lookout for each other too, and walk with a friend if possible.

    Stay safe.

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    Re: Warning to students

    Wow, this is crazy to think of. Hopefully they catch this idiot.


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    Re: Warning to students

    Maybe this is where the missing student went too.


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    Re: Warning to students

    Did the car have a smiley face on it...that's all we need to know



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    Re: Warning to students

    I also heard there was a shady invdividual on a cy-ride over the weekend, that offered rides and bribing others with alcohol, etc. to come hang out and stuff.



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    Re: Warning to students

    Wow, this is getting absurd. I also have another story from a friend that scares me too. Not sure he wants this info out, but he did contact police about it. I used to feel safe in Ames, now not so much.



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    Re: Warning to students

    Quote Originally Posted by cycfan1 View Post
    Wow, this is getting absurd. I also have another story from a friend that scares me too. Not sure he wants this info out, but he did contact police about it. I used to feel safe in Ames, now not so much.
    Could you tell us the story without using names, so then we know what to look out for?



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    Re: Warning to students

    Boy, ISU Police better amp up security big time if they haven't already. I sure hope they aren't taking these stories lightly. I can't even count the number of times I walked out of Sweeney alone late at night...it gives me chills.



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    Re: Warning to students

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    I also heard there was a shady invdividual on a cy-ride over the weekend, that offered rides and bribing others with alcohol, etc. to come hang out and stuff.
    Probably just a lonely guy trying to make a friend. Its gotta be pretty rough when you have to resort to riding around on the drunk bus offering free beer.



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    Re: Warning to students

    Quote Originally Posted by dtclones View Post
    Boy, ISU Police better amp up security big time if they haven't already. I sure hope they aren't taking these stories lightly. I can't even count the number of times I walked out of Sweeney alone late at night...it gives me chills.
    No kidding, I walked across campus at night all the time and didn't think twice about it.



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    Re: Warning to students

    If you really want to feel unsafe, come to the University of Illinois. We've had a fairly regular stream of muggings lately, probably not all by the same person/group of people. The building I teach in has been burglarized several times. Students coming out of that building at night have been robbed at knife-point.

    I'd take one creepy guy in Ames over all the criminals in Champaign-Urbana on any given day.



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    Re: Warning to students

    Quote Originally Posted by Agkistrodon View Post
    If you really want to feel unsafe, come to the University of Illinois. We've had a fairly regular stream of muggings lately, probably not all by the same person/group of people. The building I teach in has been burglarized several times. Students coming out of that building at night have been robbed at knife-point.

    I'd take one creepy guy in Ames over all the criminals in Champaign-Urbana on any given day.
    Yeah that's pretty scary too, but I think the fact that this guy is trying to potentially abduct young men is extra creepy due to this Lacina kid missing. Everyone is kind of walking on pins and needles.



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    Re: Warning to students

    the people that saw these people i assume can give a description to police including the person on the bus.


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    Re: Warning to students

    Wait. So they thought this email was only relevant to ME students? So the rest of the student body has nothing to worry about?


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    Re: Warning to students

    Quote Originally Posted by Agkistrodon View Post
    If you really want to feel unsafe, come to the University of Illinois. We've had a fairly regular stream of muggings lately, probably not all by the same person/group of people. The building I teach in has been burglarized several times. Students coming out of that building at night have been robbed at knife-point.

    I'd take one creepy guy in Ames over all the criminals in Champaign-Urbana on any given day.
    I agree, however, the populations are very different. Champaign and Urbana together are roughly 115,000 where as Ames is only 50,000. Champaign and Urbana are basically the same town connected by the University of Illinois. When you get bigger populations, you get more serious crimes on a more consistent basis. I've been there enough to know the area a little bit, and my sister goes there for school.



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