COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WJZ) — A University of Maryland student admitted to police that while he was intoxicated, he accidentally went into the wrong dorm room and touched a sleeping student.
UMD Police reported Tuesday that following their Jan. 27 report about an incident inside Elkton Hall, a male student came forward to tell a detective he was the person who accidentally went inside a female resident’s dorm.
He told police he was staying with friends because he was intoxicated and he when he got up to use the bathroom, he returned to the wrong room.
While he went to go lay on the floor, he used one of the beds to support himself and accidentally brushed the woman’s arm.
Police interviewed the residents the man claimed he was staying with and they corroborated his story. Police also determined there was no inappropriate contact between the two students.
After discussing the findings with the victim, the matter will be dealt with administratively.
Original Post, Jan. 27, 11: 12 p.m.: Police at the University of Maryland are looking for a man accused of breaking into a dorm room and getting into bed with a female student.
The incident happened around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning in Elkton Hall.
Campus police said the man reportedly came into the student’s room through an unlocked door and climbed into bed with her.
Investigators say the suspect made contact with the woman when she yelled at him to leave before he fled the scene.
This story is developing.
This post was updated on Jan. 29, 3:04 p.m.