UD Police: Man Arrested After “Making A Cutting Gesture”, Chasing Students

Newark – On Sunday October 1, 2017, three students were harassed by a man as they walked on the Green towards their residence hall, according to the University of Delaware Police.

Officials said that David Tymitz, 27, of Newark, was arrested and charged with three counts of harassment, three counts of menacing and trespassing, and was committed to Howard Young Correctional Facility on $2,500 secured bond.

At around 9:50 p.m. three students were walking along the The Green toward their residence halls on UD’s South Campus.  As the three walked they noticed Tymitz, who was reportedly wearing gloves, waving at them and “making a cutting gesture across his throat”, according to police.  The students reported that Tymitz then began to run after them.

The students called 911 as Tymitz chased them. The three quickly ducked into Alison Hall West and locked themselves in a bathroom. UD Police responded and took Tymitz into custody.

Tymitz has been issued a no contact order with the victims and the University.

Police are asking anyone that believes they were harassed by Tymitz to contact us at (302)831-2224.


Image Credits: UD Police

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