Police Issue Warning After Determined Mom Roams Maryland College Campus to Find Her Son a Date
A mom in Maryland attempted to play matchmaker for her son before Valentine’s Day, but went a little too far when she visited his college campus and asked unsuspecting students if they would go on a date with him — which caught the attention of the university’s police.
Last week, several students complained to the Towson University Police Department that a woman in her 50s had approached them to ask if they would date her son after showing them a picture of him on her phone.
“The Towson University Police Department is investigating three related incidents occurring in the Cook Library and Center for the Arts buildings on February 6 and 7th,” the department said in a statement to PEOPLE. “Students have reported being approached by an older female who attempted to show them a picture on her cell phone and ask if they were interested in dating her son.”
After the complaints, Towson police sent out an advisory to the student body that included surveillance images of the woman and detailed her cringe-inducing behavior.
“This incident advisory is being provided in order to make the TU Community aware of an incident on campus that may cause concern,” the advisory reads.
“This advisory is intended to heighten awareness and inform the community of incidents that may impact their safety and security,” the department added.
According to the Baltimore Sun, the unidentified woman — who is seen dressed in glasses, blue jeans and a striped long sleeve shirt in the images — isn’t being sought for criminal charges, but the police do want her to stop playing cupid, at least on their campus.
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While there is no word yet if the mom was successful in her efforts, Towson students had mixed feelings about her actions.
“Some people thought it was kinda sweet and people thought it was creepy,” student Nicole Cosentino told WREG. “I think she had the best of intentions.”
Others weren’t so sure how they would react if they were the ones asked about dating her son.
“I guess it would just be weird to me to have [the woman] ask me something like that,” student Chandler Stachowski said. “I would probably deny her and then maybe tell someone about it. That is not something you hear every day.”
Another student joked that he would “disown” his mother if she ever did the same thing.
“Oh, I would probably disown her,” said student Austin Ryan told the news station. “Not really, but I would just be embarrassed.”