UTPD arrests two non-UT subjects in PCL

Natalie Sullivan

A real-life cat and mouse chase took place on campus Wednesday night when two non-UT subjects dressed in cat and mouse costumes were arrested at the Perry-Castañeda Library, according to UTPD spokeswoman Cindy Posey.

Posey said officers were dispatched to Mezes Hall at 5:11 p.m. Wednesday, after they received reports of two non-UT subjects interrupting classes. 

According to UTPD’s Campus Watch report, the cat and mouse were reported dancing around the South Mall prior to entering classrooms, where they disrupted classes that were in session. The two were accompanied by two other non-UT subjects, who were capturing their tales on video. 

Posey said officers detained the four subjects at the library, issuing two of them criminal trespass warnings and arresting the other two. 

Both arrested subjects were charged with disrupting a meeting or procession, and one was also charged with assault by contact, Posey said. Officers later discovered one of the four subjects had previously received a criminal trespass warning. 

According to Texas law, disrupting a meeting or procession is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 and/or 180 days in jail.

This story has been updated since its original publication.