The victim who notified LSU Police that someone tried to abduct her on the LSU Campus last night has admitted to Investigators that she made up the story and the incident did not happen. She was arrested for Criminal Mischief.
On 2/20/2014, around 7:30 pm a female victim came to LSU Police Department and reported an attempted abduction. She advised that she was walking to her vehicle in the parking lot just south of Nicholson Extension. The victim advised that a black male subject exited a van parked in the parking lot, approached her and grabbed her by the arm. The victim was able to pull away from the suspect and run from the area. The suspect got back into the van and fled the area last seen west bound on Nicholson Extension.
The victim described the suspect as a black male, dark complexion, no facial hair, parts cut in both eyebrows, and a receding hairline. The victim further advised the suspect was wearing black baggie cargo pants and a black button down, collared, short sleeve shirt.
The van was described as a black older model box van with tinted windows and side double doors.
LSU Police urge all members of the LSU Community to remain vigilant and be aware of their surroundings. We encourage everyone to walk in groups and avoid walking alone, especially at night. Utilize campus transit when available and to contact LSU Police if you feel you need an escort to your vehicle or if you want an officer in the area as you go to your vehicle.
Report any criminal or suspicious activity, persons or vehicles to police as soon as possible. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!!
We urge anyone who may have information related to this incident, contact LSU Police immediately at (225) 578-3231.