SUSPICIOUS INDIVIDUALS, IMPERSONATION, AND FRAUD
Several incidents reported from the campus area recently, involving suspicious behavior or fraudulent impersonation:
Car follows female pedestrian: A female University of Oregon student reported that very late Saturday night May 14, she was followed while walking east on 13th Avenue by an unknown man driving a newer, silver hatchback car of unknown make and model. On 13th near Ferry Street, the driver hailed the woman and offered her a ride, asked if she was OK, and said he was a security guard. He did not identify himself nor have any uniform or marked vehicle. He eventually drove away and she continued on safely. She found the interaction strange, and wanted people in the area to be aware. She described him as white, between 25-30 years old, with brown hair and a full beard, medium build, wearing dark clothes.
Police impersonator: Eugene Police passed on a report of a man impersonating a police officer as part of a scam attempt. On May 13, a man living near campus reported that he received a call insisting that he go meet a police officer or be arrested. The man went outside and met a man who claimed to be a police officer who said that the man would be arrested if he didn’t purchase some gift cards. The man described the impersonator as in his 30s, about 6 feet tall, with a fit build, possibly of Middle Eastern ethnicity, with a thick accent, and wearing a gray shirt.
"Masked person" on or near campus: A young man has recently at times walked near campus wearing a white full-face mask, in the style seen in the movie "V for Vendetta" (alternatively known as a "Guy Fawkes" mask or "anonymous" mask). He has at times also carried a toy or replica pistol. He has been contacted multiple times by both Eugene and University of Oregon law enforcement.