Man charged with stalking, resisting arrest after disturbance at LSU library
NOTE: We have removed the video from this story due to concerns over the subject's mental health.
BATON ROUGE - A spokesperson with LSU says a man was arrested Tuesday after he was seen screaming and resisting officers on the university campus.
According to LSU Director of Media Relations Ernie Ballard, 22-year-old Benjamin Schexnayder was arrested on charges of stalking, simple battery, resisting an officer with violence, battery of a police officer, and criminal damage to property.
Police say they responded to the LSU Quad after receiving reports of a man stalking and committing a battery on a female victim. Police spoke to the victim, who said Schexnayder had been stalking her for three weeks leading up to the incident. She went on to tell police that he would wait for her in the quad every Tuesday and Thursday and try to talk to her.
On Tuesday, Schexnayder allegedly waited for the victim again and began making sexual comments, according to arrest records. Schexnayder allegedly told the victim he would only stop if she gave him a kiss and then grabbed the victim. The victim told police she then pushed him away and contacted authorities.
A video posted on social media Tuesday showed Schexnayder's confrontation with campus police at the Middleton Library, following the alleged incident.
Police say Schexnayder refused to listen to officers' commands, telling them "No, I'm not going anywhere." Once he did stand up, police say he began throwing elbows and struck one officer in the chest. Police soon wrestled Schexnayder to the ground in order to handcuff him, and another officer was kicked in the face in the process.
Police say a metal detector was also damaged as he was taken out of the library.