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Police Files: November 7, 2018

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

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Anxious premonitions

Oakland University Police Department (OUPD) dispatch received a call from the Oakland County Sheriff on Oct. 11, 2018 to advise they had just taken a 911 call from someone stating they were an OU resident and had a serious concern.

The student said she was very upset about possibly causing someone to commit suicide that night. OUPD responded to the on-campus address for a welfare check, while dispatch called Housing and the on-duty residence director.

When officers arrived on scene, the female caller invited them inside and began to recount her situation to the officers. She was visibly upset, and officers reported that her thoughts were discombobulated during the conversation. She reportedly said she felt she was psychic and later said she was an angel and could read people’s minds.

Officers then asked her about the 911 call and who was going to kill themselves. The girl then explained that the person she was concerned about was someone who had catfished her on Facebook. She said the person was claiming to be somebody else and asking for help. She was trying to help this person when they claimed they were going to harm themselves.

Officers asked her if she knew who this person really was and she said she had no idea. The officers then asked her if she was considering harming herself that night and she said no. She said she had already been to the hospital on Oct. 9 and was now in an outpatient program at a local hospital. Officers advised her to come to the station at any time to report anything else or to follow up on her call.

She stated before officers left she could not sleep, even after taking an over-the-counter sleep aid, and was worried about a panic attack. Officers connected her with a counselor at Crittenton Hospital, where she was transported for further evaluation. 

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