Suspicious Incident in the Johnson Center men’s restroom on April 25, 2019

Posted: April 26, 2019 at 10:07 am

Dear Patriots,

Mason Police is informing the campus community of a suspicious incident.

On Thursday, April 25th, at 1:12 PM, after departing the Fairfax Campus, the parent of a 17-year-old prospective student contacted Mason Police by phone to make an informal report of a suspicious incident that occurred approximately 20 minutes earlier inside the men’s restroom on the main level of the Johnson Center near Freshens.

The prospective student disclosed that while using the restroom, an unknown male suspect looked over the stall and made eye contact with the prospective student before entering the stall next to him. At this point, the unknown male suspect protruded both legs under the stall and used his legs to rub the prospective student’s legs. No words were exchanged during this event. The prospective student left the restroom without further incident.

The unknown male suspect was described as an older white male of average build with gold/white “light” colored short hair; no glasses, hat or facial hair; wearing a blue plaid dress style shirt tucked into light kaki colored slack style trousers; carrying a large brown brief case with a strap and a lanyard around his neck with an ID and Key.

Anyone with information pertaining to this incident can contact Mason Police at (703) 993-2810.

If a similar incident occurs in the future, Mason Police encourages members of the campus community to immediately call Mason Police at (703) 993-2810 or the anonymous tip line at (703) 993-4111 with a description of the suspect.

Mason Police also accepts anonymous crime tips online at https://police.gmu.edu/contact-us/submittip/ or through the RAVE Guardian mobile app.