Never before this year have crimes of petty nature been taken seriously Virginia Commonwealth University. Due to an influx of petty crimes, though, the VCU Campus Police has been cracking down, and we have the police reports to back us up in our VCU campus petty crime map:
7.) Sept. 4:
The petty crimes this week started off guns-a-blazing when at 9:55 a.m., a small scuffle at the James Cabell Library broke out. What started as an innocent study “sesh” ended in tragedy as a competing study group stole a portable whiteboard. This caused a breakout of swear words and talking of people’s mothers. No casualties reported.
6.) Sept. 5:
The crimes didn’t let down on Tuesday afternoon when a crime was reported to be especially petty. What began as a simple late lunch trip ended in tragedy when a VCU sophomore cut in line around 3 p.m. at Chick-fil-A. Just too eager to get a chicken sandwich, we guess, but was it worth it? Many charged with battery.
5.) Sept. 6:
It seemed as if all of Wednesday would go without any pettiness breaking out on campus, though at 11:55 p.m. in Ramz Apartments, the floodgates opened, drenching the entire hall in a sea of pettiness. Roommate A accidentally used Roommate B’s toothbrush (the names have been rescinded because of the pettiness of the crime). Roommate B failed to understand the accidental nature of the incident and an argument of all arguments broke out. No casualties, though property damage reported (one toothbrush).
4.) Sept. 7:
After such a late crime the night before, authorities weren’t expecting a crime to follow up so shortly after, but, as we learned, petty crime doesn’t sleep. At 4:33 a.m., after a late night study session in Cary & Belvidere Hall, one student reported to authorities that the vending machines were out of the Sour Gummy Worms. One reluctant bag of pretzels purchased, authorities reported.
3.) Sept. 8:
There was an extreme act of pettiness in the Shafer Dining Court at 12:22 p.m. when a student took the very last fresh cookie out of the dessert section, just hours before the weekend began. A rash absolute beatdown occurred for one student, as the other was angered by the stealing of said cookie. Two casualties reported.
2.) Sept. 9:
There was a shooting on S. Cherry St. No casualties reported.
1.) Sept. 10:
With the start of a new week, it’s safe to say that anything can happen, and anything did happen on Sept. 10 afternoon at Hibbs Hall. Around 1:00 p.m., it was reported that a teacher found their office in shambles, the day after posting test grades online.
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