Brown University students accused of damaging rental vehicles at tailgate

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) — Students at Brown University are accused of damaging rental vehicles at a tailgate over the weekend.

The university’s football team hosted Harvard Saturday. The Bears wound up coming up short, losing to the Crimson 35-28.

A Brown university student who attended the game, said U-Hauls were rented to help bring speakers, food and drinks to the pre game party.

ABC 6 News spoke with a woman that lives near the stadium who said the party extended into the neighborhood.

“I saw a few students cutting through a new neighbors yard, three men came through and another decided he had to go through the bathroom and walked through the houses and urinated between the two homes,” said the woman, who didn’t want to be identified.

Brian Clark, a spokesman for Brown, sent a statement to ABC 6 News, describing the students’ actions as unacceptable.

“Officers from Brown’s Department of Public Safety assisted to de-escalate on site, protect the safety of football game attendees and remind students of their responsibilities and of the University community’s standards and expectations. Brown DPS along with other University colleagues gathered information, coordinated with the agency that rented the damaged vehicles, and met with Brown’s Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards to provide information,” the statement read.

Clark added that the office is now working to determine the next steps in the investigation.

No further information was immediately released.

ABC 6 has contacted U-Haul for comment, but we have yet to hear back.


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