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Crazy People Are Dangerous: Cornell Student Takes LSD, Does Bad Things

Posted on | October 29, 2018 | Comments Off on Crazy People Are Dangerous: Cornell Student Takes LSD, Does Bad Things


Saano Murembya of Okemos, Michigan, was a freshman at elite Cornell University (annual cost of attendance, $70,004 including room and board) when he reportedly took a dose of LSD last Sunday, Oct. 21. The effects of LSD are unpredictable, particularly when you’re talking about street drugs, where the contents and dosage levels are uncertain:

A cross country athlete from Okemos has been charged with attempted sexual abuse and unlawful imprisonment in New York state.
Cornell University police said Saano E. Murembya, 18, was arrested after police were called at about 4:40 p.m. Sunday for a disturbance on campus.
Witnesses told police Murembya was seen naked from the waist down near an on-campus community center and appeared to be “under the influence of some type of drug,” according to a news release posted on the police department’s Facebook page.
Witnesses also told police Murembya accosted at least two women on campus, according to the news release, threw them to the ground and pinned them so they couldn’t escape.

The Cornell Sun adds further details:

A Cornell custodian finishing up his shift and a freshman printing out a computer science worksheet both sprang into action when they saw a half-naked man attacking two women this weekend on North Campus, helping to end a terrifying episode that resulted in criminal charges.
Rogelio Gordon, a 35-year-old custodian in the Robert Purcell Community Center, pulled the man off one woman twice and brought the woman to safety. And when the suspect ran outside and attacked a different freshman woman, witnesses said, Gordon dashed toward the man and knocked him off her, too. That woman later told police she wasn’t able to escape until Gordon intervened. . . .
When the man ran away from Gordon after attacking the second woman, a student stepped in. A freshman who wrestled in high school grabbed the man, put him in a headlock and tried to calm him down until police arrived.
“Obviously he was a threat,” Ian Moritz ’22 said in an interview. “Once I recognized and understood that, I just went for it. He’s clearly a danger to himself and others like that.”
Cornell police on Sunday arrested Saano E. Murembya ’22, of Okemos, Michigan, and charged him with unlawfully imprisoning and attempting to sexually abuse two women. The 18-year-old runner on the cross country and track and field teams has pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released from jail after posting bail. His lawyer has not responded to multiple requests for comment.
Murembya’s girlfriend told police that she saw him take “a tab of what he called acid” — referring to the hallucinogen LSD — hours before the Sunday afternoon incident.
Murembya fled his girlfriend’s dorm around 4 p.m. and entered RPCC, where he grabbed a woman and tried to take off her clothes while yelling that he was going to rape her, police and witnesses said. They said he pinned another woman down outside minutes later, also threatening to rape her — until Gordon stepped in.

Feminists have ignored this “rape culture” story, for some reason.

(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)




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