A Purdue pupil was charged with theft soon after allegedly stealing 22 pairs of women’s underwear and 2 sports activities bras from the Harrison Corridor laundry home.
Scott Rueben, a freshman in the Polytechnic Institute, was seen on protection footage in the laundry home on Feb. 4, in accordance to a probable trigger affidavit. Just after seeing a female pupil enter the room and go her clothes from a washer to a dryer, Rueben moved his clothing into the dryer next to hers, then sat again down all around 6:45 p.m. Later on, he was witnessed opening a 3rd dryer and rifling as a result of the contents, even though absolutely nothing was taken. A different woman college student entered shortly following and eliminated her dresses from the third dryer, according to the affidavit.
Between 7:10 and 7:12 p.m., Rueben is observed squatting with his backpack in front of the dryer the very first feminine put her apparel into. He sat back again down at the desk just minutes ahead of the female re-entered the area to retrieve her laundry from the dryer.
The target noted the alleged theft to a resident assistant immediately after she found her underwear was lacking and could not uncover the missing pairs in her room, and Harrison Residence Corridor contacted Purdue Police on Feb. 14, the affidavit reads. The target went to PUPD for an job interview the subsequent working day. There she advised law enforcement that she was lacking close to 15 pairs of underwear totaling at the very least $100 in worth, and only one pair remained in her load when she introduced it again to her space.
The target instructed law enforcement she was concerned that she was exclusively targeted and that she feared for her protection, but law enforcement advised her it was a random act, the affidavit stated.
Purdue police frequented Rueben’s dorm room on Feb. 16. Rueben to begin with denied stealing anything from the laundry room, both equally at his room and following he was taken to the police station. It was not until Det. Andrew Lepard questioned Rueben if he understood there was a security camera in the laundry room that he started off to turn into truthful. He explained to Lepard he “resolved to do a thing stupid by searching in the other (dryer),” the affidavit reads, when he noticed the contents of the dryer. He then told police he turned “googly eyed” and “possibly took it.”
He told Lepard he took two pairs due to the fact they appeared “seriously good” and “fairly,” then took them to the trash chute to dispose of them. When Lepard requested him if the trash space security footage would exhibit Rueben throwing the underwear away, he admitted to trying to keep them in his place, and that he took “a large amount” of pairs — not just two.
Lepard then asked why he chose that unique person, and whether he was attracted to her. He instructed Rueben that “if he did it due to the fact he preferred the girl then that was Ok,” the affidavit reads. Rueben admitted to remaining attracted to her, and mentioned he was “experience sexual,” so he experienced the urge to glimpse for underwear.
When the interview was finish, police took Rueben again to his dorm, from which he generated 22 pairs of women’s panties and two sports bras.
Lepard fulfilled with the sufferer the future day to return her products. She informed Lepard that all of the products have been hers, and that she does not know anybody named Scott.
Capt. Music Kang mentioned that to his knowledge, there have not been any stories of stolen underwear in Harrison Corridor.