Police are investigating after at least two cases of young
men allegedly exposing themselves in the University of
Otago's central library.
University student services director Karyn Thomson said there
had been two complaints of men exposing themselves in the
central library over the past two months.
''One person has been identified and referred to police for
further action,'' Ms Thomson said.
Any student found committing such offences could face having
their attendance at university reviewed, she said.
Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken, of Dunedin, said the incidents
were believed to have involved different people.
While the people responsible might think of it as a ''dare''
or a ''joke'', it was not something police took lightly, Snr
Sgt Aitken said.
''What might be quite funny to them could be really quite
insensitive to other people.''
If anyone witnessed a person exposing themselves, they should
contact library management, Campus Watch or police
immediately, Snr Sgt Aitken said.
At least one case was believed to have involved a young man
tapping a library staff member on the shoulder and then
Another case involved a young man with ''a large hole in the
crotch of his trousers'' sitting on a step - which ''might
have been more of an accident''.