UD officials warn students to lock doors following naked intruder incident

“Obviously safety and security of our students is most important to us,” UD president says.

Following break-ins at student houses overnight, University of Dayton president Eric Spina said officials are encouraging students to make sure they are locking their doors and windows.

“Obviously safety and security of our students is most important to us,” Spina said in an interview this morning.

DETAILS: UD police searching for naked suspect in campus break-ins.

Police are looking for a naked man on the University of Dayton’s campus after he reportedly broke into four houses overnight.

Around 4:20 a.m., police responded to a duplex in the 400 block of College Park Avenue after a woman said she woke up to a naked man standing in her bedroom. She said the man fled on foot and she ran to her roommate’s bedroom.

Spina said that campus police and security forces have “spent a lot of time” talking to UD students. He said they’ve encouraged them to take precautions such as making sure they don’t walk alone at night.

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“This is a reminder to all of us that, including the faculty and staff, that we live in a world where we can’t leave locks open,” Spina said. “Obviously we’re going to continue to patrol and work with Dayton, City of Dayton police to make certain we stay safe.”

The break-ins follow a similar incident that happened in October when a naked male intruder woke a female student living in the student neighborhood just south of campus.

On Oct. 8, a female student who lives on Stonemill Road reported at about 1:30 a.m. that she had been awakened by sounds inside the residence, according to an advisory.

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The student then saw a naked man standing in the doorway of her bedroom. The student screamed and the man fled from the residence in an unknown direction.

UD police officers searched the neighborhood in October but were unable to locate the suspect. A report released by university police in October did not disclose any additional details of that incident.

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