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Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 : 5:30 p.m.

U-M police arrest student accused of breaking into professor's office

By Kyle Feldscher

A University of Michigan student was arrested after he broke into a professor’s office and fled the building after the professor interrupted the theft, police said.

According to the University of Michigan Police Department, the professor walked into his office at 10 p.m. Wednesday at South Hall, 701 S. State St.

He found a 21-year-old Ann Arbor man in his office, which had been locked, and the professor confronted him.

Police said the man ran away from the building, and officers eventually found him. He was placed under arrest for suspicion of burglary.

University of Michigan police are investigating to determine if the man may have committed other thefts in South Hall. He’s been released while police turn the investigation over to the Washtenaw County Prosecutor’s Office for warrant authorization.

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Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 11:55 a.m.

Bond. Legally Bond.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 7:48 a.m.

FYI South Hall is a Law School building. At 21 he probably is not a law student trying to change a grade, particularly since finals are just wrapping up, profs haven't done their grading, and most exams are stored in electronic blue book.


Thu, Dec 27, 2012 : 3:05 a.m.

As I said, "probably" not a law student.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 5:35 p.m.

There are some 21-year-olds enrolled in the law school. I know it's unusual, but many students finish college in 3 years, and some of those move on to law school immediately.


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 4:12 a.m.

Toss him out of school. . .oh, wait, no honor code?


Fri, Dec 21, 2012 : 12:13 a.m.

Let me guess...a student trying to change his grade? Ah, the stresses of exam time at UM!


Thu, Dec 20, 2012 : 11:40 p.m.

Move along, folks, nothing to see here. Rest assured had there actually been a recent rash of thefts in South Hall, the ever-vigilant newshounds of would have alerted the readership.


Thu, Dec 20, 2012 : 11:06 p.m.

Were you guys just watching "Animal House" or did this actually happen?


Thu, Dec 20, 2012 : 11:37 p.m.

Wait until they find the dead horse