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UD Police arrest man for harassing students

University of Delaware Police have arrested a 27-year-old Newark man for harassing three female students on Sunday evening, Oct. 1, on the Newark campus.

According to police, three students were walking on The Green toward their residence halls on South Campus around 9:50 p.m. when they saw a man standing in front of Evans Hall. The man, whose scalp and eyebrows were dyed green, was wearing gloves and waved at them several times. As they walked down The Green, he appeared to make a cutting gesture across this throat and began chasing after them. One of the students called 911, and the three ran into Alison Hall West, where they locked themselves in a bathroom.

David Tymitz
David Tymitz

UD Police responded immediately and took into custody an individual matching the students’ description. Arrested was David Tymitz, 27, of Newark, who has no affiliation with the University.

He was charged with three counts of harassment, three counts of menacing and trespassing, and he was committed to the Howard Young Correctional Facility on $2,500 secured bond. Tymitz has been ordered by the court to have no contact with the victims or with the University of Delaware. He also has been issued a UD trespass warning prohibiting him from being on the campus.

Anyone who may have been harassed by this individual is encouraged to contact University of Delaware Police at 302-831-2222.

UD Police shared the following safety tips:

• Avoid walking alone at night. Walk with a group, ride a UD shuttle bus or call (302) 831-2222 for a walking escort.

• Show a confident attitude and be alert and aware of your surroundings. Follow common sense safety precautions at all times.

• Report all suspicious activity by calling 911 from on or off campus.

Members of the UD community may download a free smartphone app, LiveSafe, that lets them submit tips to police, receive important broadcast notifications and contact the University of Delaware Police Department directly. To learn more, visit this UD Police website.

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