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USF visitor charged with touching sleeping student, tangling with cops

TAMPA — A high-profile football game against Cincinnati brought University of South Florida fans and friends to town Thursday night to fill the stands. But one visitor went too far Friday morning, university police said.

A girl awoke before 6 a.m. in her room at the Beta Hall dorms to find Daniel Boliek, 18, in his boxer shorts, touching her roommate's face, said Lt. Meg Ross, a police spokeswoman.

The 5-foot-11, 223-pound Coral Springs resident, who is not a student, ran into the second-floor hallway, and the girl locked her door.

From the peephole, she saw Boliek take off his underwear and use his fingers to make a shooting motion at a female resident assistant.

Then, Ross said, he shoved the resident assistant backward.

The resident assistant called campus police. Officer Brinton George approached Boliek in the hallway and got "sucker punched" in the face, Ross said. The cop pepper-sprayed Boliek, but it had no effect.

Next, Boliek began fondling himself, Ross said. Then he bolted out of the dorms and several officers caught him outside and tackled him. Ross said Boliek was a guest of a male student who lives in the dorm.

Police took him to University Community Hospital to be medically cleared.

Boliek was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling with battery or assault, battery, exposure of a sexual organ, battery on a university official, battery on a law enforcement officer, obstructing or opposing an officer without violence and disorderly conduct.

State records reflect no prior arrests in Florida.

He was held without bond Friday night.

News researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Staff writer Robbyn Mitchell can be reached at (813) 226-3373 or [email protected]

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