Confronted Cross-Dresser Accused of Driving Into Campus Security Guard

The man allegedly dressed up as a woman to gain access to female-only dorms

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    San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
    Rodney Kenneth Petersen, of Corona, is suspected of driving his car into a Loma Linda University security guard on June 4, 2013, after he was caught allegedly cross-dressing to sneak into female-only dorms.

    A 46-year-old man is accused of hitting a security guard with his vehicle after being confronted at Loma Linda University, where he allegedly dressed up as a woman to sneak into female-only dorms, authorities said.

    Rodney Kenneth Petersen, of Corona, was arrested June 21. He is charged with assault with a deadly weapon and was released on $50,000 bail June 22.

    On June 4, Petersen allegedly slammed his vehicle into a security guard after being confronted about his alleged trespassing, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The security guard suffered minor injuries.

    Investigators said Petersen gained access to other female-only facilities in the cities of Rancho Cucamonga and Yucaipa. He allegedly attempted to take pictures of women with a cellphone he had hidden in his purse, according the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

    Herbert Atienza, spokesman for Loma Linda University, released a statement Tuesday to NBC4 regarding the incident.

    "We applaud the San Bernanindo County Sherrif's department for following through with the investigation and making an arrest in the case of a trespasser to one of the dormitories of Loma Linda Unversity," Atienza said.

    No court date has been scheduled yet.

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