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Kent police arrest man in Kent State University sorority stalking case

Posted at 11:37 PM, Oct 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-12 10:24:48-04

KENT, Ohio — A man has been arrested in connection with a string of prowling incidents at sorority houses on Kent State University's campus, according to Kent police.

43-year-old Steven Franzreb of North Royalton was arrested and charged with menacing by stalking after police received multiple reports of a man approaching a Kent State University sorority house nude or mostly nude on multiple occasions.

The first incident occurred on Aug. 22 around 2:30 a.m. when Franzreb was seen on surveillance video completely nude on the front porch of the Alpha Phi sorority house. He was holding a cell phone and appeared to be recording on it, police said.

During that first incident, Franzreb was covered in writing including “LOSER” written across his forehead and “Laugh at me” written across his chest, according to police.

He was spotted approaching the sorority house again on Sept. 23, police said.

Kent police and U.S. Marshals arrested Franzreb in Broadview Heights around 10:30 p.m. Friday night.

Franzreb is being held without bail and will remain in custody over the weekend, according to police.

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