An IPFW professor chased down a 36-year-old man who tried to steal items from his office in Kettler Hall last week, according to court papers filed Wednesday.
The evening of Oct. 24, professor Mahmudur Bhuiya found Curtis Parker in his office, holding a tin that held $50 to $60 worth of quarters that belonged to Bhuiya, a database administrator who teaches in the School of Business and Management Science, court papers stated.
When the professor asked Parker what he was doing with the tin, he set it down and ran from the room. The professor chased him down the hall and caught him briefly before he broke away, court papers said.
Others in the building, who heard the professor calling for help, tackled Parker and held him until campus police arrived. An officer searched Parker and found the professors laptop travel case under Parkers coat, court papers said.
Parker, from Auburn, was charged with felony counts of burglary and theft and misdemeanor counts of battery and false informing. He was being held without bail Wednesday at the Allen County Jail on an unrelated parole violation.