Late Wednesday night, according to the Georgetown Dish, several Georgetown residents in the 1400 block of 33rd Street heard loud smashing sounds from the street, and, going outside, discovered that one car’s window was smashed in completely and an adjacent car’s windshield was cracked.
A young, apparently inebriated male, who was later identified as a Georgetown University student, was standing near the damaged vehicles. Confronted, the student fled toward Wisconsin Avenue. There is a large quantity of loose bricks in the vicinity because of the construction taking place on O and P Streets.
John Bradshaw, whose car received the most damage in the incident, pursued the fleeing student while his wife called police. After he caught up to him in the CVS Pharmacy on Wisconsin, Bradshaw said to Dish, “I grabbed him by the collar and dragged him back” to 33rd Street. While he was being dragged back, the kid reportedly asked Bradshaw, “Is there any way we can settle this without the police being involved?”
MPD responded to the scene of the incident, and took the student into custody. After the police learned that the young man was a Georgetown student, the Department of Public Safety also responded to the scene. The incident has not appeared in the crime logs of either MPD or DPS, suggesting that the University may be handling it internally.
University spokesperson Stacy Kerr wrote in an e-mail to Vox: ”We take these incidents very seriously and we are following up through our student conduct process on the report that a Georgetown student was involved in an incident early Thursday morning in West Georgetown. If a student is found to be responsible, we will handle this in a very serious way. This behavior is unacceptable.”
Bradshaw also told Dish that a University dean personally called him to apologize for the student’s alleged behavior. “She was very, very nice, very apologetic,” Bradshaw said.
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