UMd. students go for a midnight dip, get clothes stolen

COLLEGE PARK, Md – A group of University of Maryland students decided to go for a midnight swim Friday in a campus fountain, but had their clothes stolen by a group passing by.

The group of women had stripped down to their underwear, and placed their belongings near the fountain on McKeldin Mall, according to the campus police department.

Police say a group of about 10 men and women came by and took their property, and starting dropping it as they walked to a campus garage.

One of the women who went swimming says one of the men grabbed her butt during the incident as well. That is considered a sexual assault.

Police say a good portion of the missing property has been recovered, but a few items still have not been returned. They are still investigating the theft and assault.

Individuals with any information regarding this incident are encouraged to contact police at 301 405 3555 or by email at

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