USC Students React to Alleged Driver Assault

Police are now searching for a man who law enforcement say drove two female students at USC to the wrong location and then refused to let them out of the vehicle. USC Police have identified the suspect and News 19 found out this isn't the first time he's

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - University of South Carolina Police are looking for a suspect who they say picked up two female students and drove them to the wrong location and then refused to let them out of the vehicle.

The USC PD have identified the suspect as 28-year-old Farris Kaloti.

Some students like Nancy Jones are being more careful on campus.

"It's scary to know that there is someone out there right now who's taking advantage of people who are in my similar situation," said Jones.

We discovered that this isn't the first time Kaloti has ran in with the law.

Back in October, he was arrested in Newberry County for possession of marijuana, obtaining goods under false pretense, and giving false information. According to the report, Kaloti was also wanted in Florida.

Two months later, law enforcement at USC are looking for him.

Students at USC say they are keeping more things in mind while they're going from place to place.

"It’s always important to travel with a couple of friends, especially when you’re going out at night. Don't ever accept rides from strangers," said Ellie, a freshman student.

Others say it’s important to make sure to speak up if they see something that isn’t right.

Although the incident happened, Jones says she believes she’s safe on campus.

"I feel perfectly safe walking around. I wouldn't necessarily do it at night alone right now because I do know that he's out there," said Jones.

If you have any information on this investigation you are asked to call USC Police or you can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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