Man with ‘fisherman’ hat fondled woman at UNC library, officials say

(UNC Public Safety)


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Police are investigating after a woman reported that a man fondled her in a library on UNC’s campus.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. Thursday, UNC officials said.

The man who did the fondling was described as being in his mid-40s, standing about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 200 pounds. He was wearing a “fisherman-style” hat, a short-sleeved tan shirt with a black collar, dark pants and a gold watch and had a green backpack with him, officials said.

Police are asking anyone who knows who or where the man is to call 911.

Students were unsettled by the incident.

“I’m very uncomfortable that something like this would happen in our institution,” said Blake Sherman, a sophomore.

“I was shocked cause when I got the report,” said junior Caroline Garrett. “I thought it would say a robbery or something, but when it said an assault type of thing in Davis Library — a very public space — I was just shocked. … I’d been around that time here printing a paper.”

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