Stanford has become totally surreal.

Received over e-mail from official Stanford types today:

A message from STANFORD UNIVERSITY
Message sent – 2/1/2010

In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 30th, a Stanford student struck up a conversation with a stranger at a bar in Palo Alto near the campus. The stranger, a male, suggested that they go out for food. The student drove the stranger to a McDonald’s in East Palo Alto. The stranger then asked the student if he could crash at the student’s residence. The student refused, so the stranger got out of the student’s vehicle. Unbeknownst to the student, the stranger left a bag of personal items in the student’s car. Upon discovering the bag, the student took it to the Stanford Police (on Monday, February 1) so that it could be returned to the stranger. Among the items in the bag, the police located a pair of handcuffs and lighter fluid. The officers were able to ascertain the identity of the stranger and, after some investigation, determined that the individual did not appear to pose a threat to the student or the community. None-the-less, the Stanford Police would like to remind you to be wary of offering rides to people whom you do not know.

I am just totally amazed. Stanford university has actually turned into some kind of bizarre surreal crime/porn story.

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4 Responses to “Stanford has become totally surreal.”

  1. bbot Says:

    >implying Stanford hasn’t always been a surreal crime/porn story

    Also: repeating a line from the post in the entry title is kinda awkward.

  2. ben Says:

    Technically, the precise line in the post is not repeated in the title.

  3. Paul Gowder Says:

    I’ve had about 7 hours of sleep in the last 48, I’m allowed to be kinda awkward.

  4. Steve M. Says:

    I think Kant wrote something about sleep being for the weak.

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