Security guards started offering personal escorts for students walking through the tunnel to the Cedar Creek apartments, often referred to as the “rape tunnel,” this weekend. This comes after students reported that a homeless man living in the tunnel was hoarding girls’ underwear and chasing after those who walked through the tunnel, according to owner and operator of Spectre Security Brian Hagerty.
The homeless man has lived in the tunnel since the start of Winter break, Hagerty said. Students said he is a male in his 50s or 60s with long, white hair. He typically wears torn jeans.
The San Luis Obispo Police Department said the man has not been seen in the tunnel since Saturday, according to Hagerty. The man has not done anything illegal at this point so the police have not opened an investigation.
Security guards who work for the Cedar Creek Association said they want students to know that they are available to walk them through the tunnel Thursday night through Sunday morning when they are on site. If the guards are not there, they can be reached at 805-705-2919. San Luis Obispo Police are also willing to come and help walk you through, according to Hagerty.
The tunnel runs parallel to California Boulevard.
Correction: A former version of this article said the police were investigating the incident. The article has been updated to reflect that the homeless man has not done anything illegal at this point so the police have not opened an investigation. A former version of this article also misspelled Hagerty’s name and stated that his title is head of security of Cedar Creek Association. The article has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Hagerty’s name as well as his position.