Man arrested after breaking into dorms, groping students at Pacific Lutheran University

TACOMA, Wash. — Tacoma police arrested a man after he allegedly broke into dorms at Pacific Lutheran University and groped female students Sunday morning.

According to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the man entered two different dorm rooms and stood over the female students while they were sleeping. The man woke the students up by groping them and then ran away.

After the groping incidents, one of the victims chased the man and pepper sprayed him, the sheriff’s department said. She was also able to take a picture of the man.

Just before 6 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s department said that they had received a tip leading them to the man’s location, and Tacoma police took him into custody near Sixth Avenue and North Jackson Avenue.

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