Man arrested for stalking LSU student, attended her class even though he isn't enrolled
BATON ROUGE- A 33-year-old man was arrested for allegedly stalking an LSU student.
Ali Pourgharibshahi was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison last night.
According to the LSUPD, the female victim met Pourgharibshahi on Aug. 13th through mutual friends. They met several times in person and briefly texted, but the victim soon began to fear for her safety.
The victim explained that the last time they spoke was during an abrasive conversation wherein Pourgharibshahi demanded the victim pick him up from a building on LSU's campus.
She then blocked him on all social media websites and stopped responding to his text messages.
On Aug. 16th, the victim attended a college activity at LSU's Hilltop Arboretum off of Highland Road. The victim noticed Pourgharibshahi peering into the window of the room, watching the individuals. When she left the building, Pourgharibshahi met her outside and attempted to speak to her, in which she simply responded, "No."
A month later on Sept. 15th, the victim was attending one of her classes on campus when Pourgharibshahi walked into the classroom and sat near her. He tried talking to her and even took some of her class papers. He sat through the entire 3-and-a-half-hour long class.
The victim explained that she "felt uncomfortable and was unable to focus" during the class period. He is not enrolled as a student at LSU.
Pourgharibshahi was booked and charged with one count of stalking on Oct. 26th.