Archive for Monday, August 22, 2011

Police escort White Owl from KU campus on first day of classes

August 22, 2011


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.


Clark Coan 6 years, 10 months ago

Good thing his former fiancee called off the wedding.

BlackVelvet 6 years, 10 months ago

Diversity is one thing. Disobeying a legal banning order is another.

riverdrifter 6 years, 10 months ago

@ N/H: Why don't you pick up a White Owl and smoke one sometime?

lunacydetector 6 years, 10 months ago

was he seeking another young temptress? older guys come with lots of benefits and cold hard cash, nice cars, and take it from me.....we turn in at 9:00, though it's past 9:30 as i write..

FormerCentralKansan 6 years, 10 months ago

I hear he is moving to Colorado soon. Hopefully it's true.

Paul Geisler 6 years, 10 months ago

Yep, that's what he was telling everyone downtown last night. I'm not against people expressing themselves but he has repeatedly exceeded the limits of what most people will tolerate. Although, the frat boys sure do seem to bond with him! I guess it's not too surprising that some creepy old dude would be their hero.

Deb Engstrom 6 years, 10 months ago

Saw him downtown at the Busker fest Friday night havin' a great time!!

parco814 6 years, 10 months ago

He stole from one of the campus libraries, which means he stole from the students and the people of Kansas. He harasses women and he lies. The police made the right decision. Some folks appear to see this old phony as another Socrates, however. What chumps they are.

Shardwurm 6 years, 10 months ago

The Univer$ity steals from the students and the people of Kansas daily and nothing is being done about that. What's the big deal?

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