BY YASMIN JASWAL
A Ryerson student was removed from Pitman Hall after allegedly harassing a female resident on the eleventh floor.
On Nov. 7 at approximately 3:30 a.m., the male suspect followed the female into her residence room.
After ignoring multiple requests to leave, he followed her into bed. According to student housing manager Chad Nuttall, the intruder was arrested. But Detective Mohammed Husain of Toronto Police said there were no arrests made at Pitman that night.
“She said, ‘You have to leave, I’m going to bed.’
She pulled the covers over her head, and he got into bed with her,” said Imre Juurlink, Ryerson security supervisor.
The female text messaged her friend with the words “help me.”
The friend, who was on the same floor, locked the female in the bathroom and then called security. By then, the male suspect had left the room.
The harassed student’s neighbour, who declined to give her name, said other residents tried to kick out the suspect. He was escorted to the lounge where he was found by police.
According to security, the suspect, a non-residence student, persuaded a few males to sign him in to the building.
They didn’t know the student.
“It happens all the time, people signing in people they don’t know,” said Allie Hicks, a Pitman Hall resident who says it happens every weekend.
Ryerson has started investigating the incident, according to Heather Lane Vetere, vice provost students.Housing issues are usually dealt with internally but depending on the situation they may be brought to the administrative level.