A 64-year-old Lawrence man, known by the nickname White Owl, who was banned from the Kansas University campus in 2009 was escorted from campus Monday afternoon, a KU spokeswoman said.
Jimmy Neil Tucker was given notice to appear in municipal court for criminal trespassing after he was on campus around noon Monday, the first day of classes, said Jill Jess, a KU spokeswoman. Tucker is recognized for his long white beard and in the past frequently attended KU sporting events,
Jess said Tucker was banned from campus in November 2009 for five years as a result of a series of complaints filed against him.
Around that time Tucker had several legal issues, including a 2009 theft case in which he was accused of stealing three books from Anschutz Library. He also pleaded no contest in Douglas County District Court in January 2010 to violating a protective order, according to court records.