From: Ed Howell, Fort Hays State University Chief of Police:
The Fort Hays State University police are investigating a delayed report of a battery and criminal restraint, which occurred at Lot J (East of Stadium Place Apartments), between 10:40 p.m. to 10:50 p.m., on 02/02/2015.

The female victim reported that she was confronted by a group of five guys. Victim reports that two were white males and three were African American males, all between 5’11” and 6’00 tall, and wearing blue jeans. Both of the white males were described as wearing T-shirts with hoodies.

One of the white males was described as wearing cowboy style boots. One of the African American males was described as wearing a tank top and having a tattoo running from his wrist to the mid-bicep of his right arm. A second African American male was described as wearing a long sleeve shirt that was possibly yellowish in color.

There are no other descriptors for the fifth male. The victim reported that she was approached by the men and restrained against her vehicle, until she was able to push away and run to safety. No injuries were sustained by the victim and no medical attention was needed.

If anyone has information about this incident, please contact the Fort Hays State University Police Department at 785-628-5304 during daytime hours, Monday through Friday. After hours, the calls can be directed to the dispatcher at the Hays Communications Center at 785-625-1011.

Safety Tips: · Be aware of your surroundings and others in the area · Have your cell phone at the ready and call 911 if you feel that you are in danger · Walk with others when possible · Advise others as to where your are going and when you expect to return.


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