Tampa, FL (February 18, 2019) - A student, identified as 23-year-old Brandon Nozistel, from the University of Florida was arrested after he allegedly stalked three female students there. According to police, Nozistel has been following the women around campus and to their rooms for several weeks.
Nozistel lived next door to the three female students inside a dorm hall. Nozistel attempted to follow the women into their rooms on multiple occasions. He even sent text messages to the women with sexual innuendos, even though they never expressed a desire in having a relationship with him.
Police say that, on one occasion, Nozistel waited for one of the victims until she entered the dorm building and stood close to her in the elevator. When they made it to the top floor, she went into her room and quickly locked the door. On another occasion, one of the victims had been doing laundry and Nozistel started approaching her, so she locked the door while he banged on the glass window and begged to be let inside. Later, she found Nozistel sitting on the hood of her vehicle when she tried to leave.
Nozistel was arrested on three stalking charges and has since bonded out of jail. He remains enrolled as a student and is permitted to be on campus at this time, according to police.
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