Student harassed on walk home

Duquesne police are looking for a man who reportedly followed a female Duquesne student back to campus from the Armstrong Tunnels and demanded that she get in his car.

According to a statement from police, the student was walking back to campus from Downtown when she stopped to wait for traffic to clear on the concrete island in front of the tunnels. The man pulled up next to her in a red Pontiac G6 and yelled at the student to get in the car.

The student refused, according to police, and told the driver she did not know him, which led the man to yell louder for her to get in the car. When she still refused, the man drove his car into the parking lot near Fisher Hall, got out of the car and continued to yell at the young woman from across the street.

The student asked two nearby pedestrians to stay with her and the man eventually drove away down Forbes Avenue and left onto Chatham Square, police said.

According to the student, the man was tall, black and athletic, and wore a white t-shirt, red shorts and white shoes. He appeared to be in his late 20s to early 30s.

Duquesne spokeswoman Bridget Fare said campus police have notified the Crime Watch Coalition to be on the lookout for the suspect. The coalition includes several downtown universities, as well as the local FBI branch and Zone 2 of the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police.

Police also sent the suspect’s description to the Southwestern Pennsylvania Intelligence Network, which is comprised of all of the law enforcement agencies in Allegheny County, Fare said.  Duquesne Police asked the Pittsburgh Intelligence Unit of the Pittsburgh police department to check any of its cameras in the area for video.