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UNC police probe reports of shower peepers

Posted January 26, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

— Police at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are investigating two reports of suspicious behavior around showers in a dorm.

The campus newspaper, The Daily Tar Heel, reported Monday that a female student living in Teague Residence Hall was in a second-floor shower on the night of Sept. 25 when she heard a door open and saw a shadow pass across the shower curtain.

She then found a cell phone in her face and believes it was recording her, the paper reported.

Randy Young, a spokesman with the UNC Department of Public Safety, said a second incident in Teague was reported last Monday.

Public safety officials are treating the two reports as separate cases, but are looking for possible connections, Young said.

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"Certainly, our investigative team is giving this the highest priority," Young said.

He could not confirm that one of the incidents involved a cell phone.

Anyone who might have any information about either incident should contact the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Public Safety Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

Meanwhile, officials are urging students to lock bathroom doors and watch for people who are not supposed to be in dorms.

"I think this is going to bring to light security issues," said Laura Carolina Spell, a UNC student who lives on campus but not in Teague. "I think people just need to watch for that. Turn around and say, 'Hey, how are you doing? Do you live here?' And maybe that will help a little bit."

Teague, located on Stadium Drive across from Kenan Memorial Stadium, is a coed dorm with a suite-style floor plan and balcony access, according to UNC's housing Web site. It holds 173 residents.


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  • See Chart Jan 26, 2009

    Some guys are really sicko to
    do this and yes they do breed.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama Jan 26, 2009

    This is what you get for living in a coed dorm. If a dorm is woman only, the woman have a better chance to be protected from the pervs.

  • kittiboo Jan 26, 2009

    I was in the dorm next door to Teague at UNC, but it was all girls. There are 4 rooms (8 girls) to a suite that share one bathroom that has a shower, toilet and 2 sinks. We used to hate when people would lock the door while getting a shower because you couldn't get in the bathroom to use it or the sink, whatever, the whole (sometimes way too long) time they were showering. The solution is to lock the suite door, so the residents of the suite can still use the bathroom while someone is in the shower. We rarely did that (but we were all girls). I bet it was a male resident of Teague who knew of a girls suite that wasn't locked. Hard lesson to learn, I guess.

  • Road Dog Jan 26, 2009

    As long as the phone was only in her face what's the big deal?LOL

  • aintbackingdwn Jan 26, 2009

    And I thought it was a story about frogs on the loose in the showers.

  • kikinc Jan 26, 2009

    I was in Bragaw at State. There was only one shower for 8 girls. You couldn't lock the bathroom door, just the main door to the suite, and most times you couldn't do that because everyone was in and out all the time. I don't miss those days at all.

  • uncbabie Jan 26, 2009

    If it is anything like my dorm bathroom at ECU, there were two showers (technically four, but were configured odd, so you could only use two at a time unless you knew the other person) and four bathroom stalls, you can't lock the doors when you take a shower. It was a CoEd dorm, but my floor was all girls.

  • Here kitty kitty Jan 26, 2009

    geepers creepers...where'd ya get those peepers?

  • HappyGirl08 Jan 26, 2009

    Disturbing to be sure.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jan 26, 2009

    Watch the movies Animal House and Porky's. The stuff in those movies has been going on since the beginning of time. And will continue to go on until the end of time.