ORLANDO, Fla. - University of Central Florida police said they're investigating a sex crime on campus.
Two women reported that a man in a gray or silver Hyundai followed them onto campus and committed a sex act in front of them, according to UCF police.
Police said the man followed the women from a McDonald’s on Alafaya Trail to Garage E on campus at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Police did not elaborate on what the man did.
The man fled campus as the women called authorities, according to UCF police. Officers responded within minutes, but they were unable to locate the man, police said.
The women described the man as being thin, white, in his mid-20s and about 5 foot 7 inches tall with shaggy hair. The man was wearing a black hat, a black shirt and khaki shorts, police said.
UCF police released surveillance video of the vehicle believed to be involved.
UCFPD is investigating a suspicious incident that took place early this morning.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 10, 2018
Two women reported that an unknown man followed them onto campus and committed a sex act in front of them.
Details, including a suspect & vehicle description ➡️ https://t.co/Prsop5eBFk pic.twitter.com/JrdYzGKse9
Another woman reported that she was groped from behind on campus early Sunday morning near the Mathematical Sciences Building. She told police she struck the assailant and then ran away, using an emergency call box for help.
The woman, who is not a UCF student and who lives out of state, is not cooperating with police, investigators said. Police said there is a lack of independent information that corroborates her report, so detectives will soon close the case.
Authorities said they do not believe the incidents are related.
Anyone with information is asked to call 407-823-5555 or CRIMELINE at 800-423-8477. You can also leave a tip online at https://crimeline.org/. Callers can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward.
Updates on UCFPD's suspicious incidents:— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 11, 2018
Sunday incident: The reporter, who is not a UCF student & lives out of state, is not cooperating with police, & there is a lack of independent info that corroborates her report. Without more info, detectives will soon close out the case.
Tuesday incident: Additional video was pulled from surveillance cameras at the Plaza on University, near the McDonald’s from where the suspect followed the victims. Police believe his car to be a four-door gray Hyundai, possibly an Elantra or Accent model. pic.twitter.com/ROuxAzhppW— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 11, 2018
Detectives are actively working this case and need anyone who recognizes the car or has information about the incident to call UCFPD immediately at 407-823-5555.— UCF Police Dept. (@UCFPolice) July 11, 2018
Anonymous tips can also be reported to CRIMELINE by calling 1-800-423-TIPS or online at https://t.co/0g9if9OHwp. pic.twitter.com/IOE4FtIA3X
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