Two men removed from campus following incident in Creason Lot


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Michael Crimmins and Genesis Malone

The WKU Police Department issued a statement Thursday Oct. 28 night following the reported harassment of two female students. 

WKUPD responded to Creason Lot following a call about a male subject asking female students to get into his vehicle. 

“One of the male subjects grabbed a female student, and asked her to get into his vehicle,” stated from a tweet released by WKU Police. 


WKUPD located the vehicle, a white sedan, behind the Den, according to the police report. They made contact with the driver, Yvan Baruti of Lexington, who said he was waiting to pick up his brother.

A second male, Modeste Birindwa of Lexington, approached the vehicle. WKUPD discovered Birindwa had two e-warrants out of Fayette County and made an arrest.

According to the statement, neither of the men were WKU students. 

Two female victims reported the incident, according to the report.

The first victim said she was asked by Baruti for her phone number and asked to get into the vehicle when she was nearing the crosswalk. She reported the incident to the Resident Assistant in PFT.

The second victim said Baruti exited the car after she walked past. She was asked to get into the vehicle but continued walking. She felt him grab the hood of her sweatshirt. She reported the incident once she arrived in PFT. 

Both victims provided descriptions that matched Baruti but he was not taken into custody.

“Both subjects were trespassed from all WKU property and were advised if they return they could be arrested,” the report said.

WKUPD increased patrols in the area and is offering 24/7 escorts to students. 

In the WKUPD tweet, they encouraged all students to remain vigilant, and to report any activities students believe to be suspicious.

“As always, be aware of your surroundings,” the tweet said. “And call WKUPD for any suspicious activity.”

News reporter Michael Crimmins can be reached at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter @michael_crimm

News reporter Genesis Malone can be reached at [email protected].