New York Times op-ed columnist Charles Blow says he was fuming after finding out his son – a third year bio major at Yale University – was confronted by police officers Saturday night because he allegedly fit the description of a burglary suspect. Upon hearing the news, the popular writer took to Twitter to vent his frustrations:
A spokesperson from the college reportedly confirmed that police had stopped a student Saturday night, but made no mention of the gunpoint allegations. Yale police stated that they were responding to calls of a possible burglar roaming the campus, entering student’s dormitory and pretending to be looking for someone that was not there. The actual suspect was later located on a nearby campus.