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Man pepper sprayed on Duke campus after allegedly stealing bookbag

Posted April 21, 2014

— A man suspected of stealing a backpack from a Duke University library was pepper sprayed by university police after refusing to exit a campus bus and resisting arrest on Monday, school officials said.

The man, who is not a Duke student, was taken to the Durham County jail. 

No other information was released Monday night.


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  • Brenda Lawrence Apr 22, 2014
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    Where can you buy good pepper spray? As a female, I'd like to carry some around with me for protection.

  • Ginger Lynn Apr 22, 2014
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    channel 11 has a better story, with the guys name and the fact he had already been banned....

  • clintoflannagan Apr 22, 2014

    The video of the arrest is on youtube. Interesting that the perpetrator keeps yelling "I'm not resisting! I'm not resisting!" while he is pulling his arms away from the cops and lying down on top of them.

  • veyor Apr 22, 2014

    Moral of the story, don't steal.

  • 68_dodge_polara Apr 22, 2014

    Wasn't even a student? Wonder if they can permanently ban this person from campus?