The arrest followed a report that the suspect groped someone, according to a press release. Lt. Josh Mecimore, spokesperson for the Chapel Hill Police Department, said more information wasn’t available at the time of the release.
There were also several related break-ins early Tuesday morning in Morrison Residence Hall. The suspect was described as a white male in a cowboy costume, including a black-and-yellow striped shirt tucked into jeans, with a “Wanted” sign hung around his neck and fake wounds to the head.
Randy Young, spokesperson for the Department of Public Safety, said the break-ins were likely related to Halloween festivities.
“Obviously, there’s a bit heavier traffic on campus on weekends or when there’s festivities on campus,” he said. “We’re aware of that involvement, and obviously the cowboy-themed costume will relate in all likelihood to Halloween, so that certainly is relevant.”