Alabama man posed as Standford student to stay in dorms for 10 MONTHS despite repeated removals
William Curry has been accused of illegally inhabiting at least five different dormitories in 10 months
STANFORD, CALIFORNIA: An Alabama man, who pretended to be a Standard University student for 10 months, was finally removed from the campus on Thursday night, October 27. William Curry has been accused of illegally inhabiting at least five different dormitories over the time period.
According to the school's newspaper, The Stanford Daily, William Curry is a Birmingham, Alabama native who graduated high school from Vestavia Hills. He was reportedly found living in a dorm's basement by a resident care associate for Crothers Hall last week. However, the University had been aware of his presence since December 2021 when he was first removed.
William Curry of Birmingham, Alabama, has allegedly been living on and off in various Stanford buildings since last December and floated a bogus tale that he had been recruited to the Stanford track team. https://t.co/IOAj932Khu— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 2, 2022
Stanford spokesperson Dee Mostofi stated in a statement to Fox News, "Stanford can confirm that Mr Curry was reported to be on campus several times since December of last year. The first time Mr Curry was found to be living in a dorm, he was cited for violating the law. Since then, the university’s Department of Public Safety has obtained multiple stay-away letters, a prerequisite to citing someone for trespass on campus, to present to Mr Curry but was unable to locate him until the most recent incident on October 27, at which point he was given the letter."
According to WFTV, Curry cooked up many stories to clarify his role in the school where he posed as a pre-med student and falsely declared himself as a member of the University's men's track and field team. Among his other stories, he also claimed to be a transfer student from Duke University who was once found carrying a Stanford Track and Field backpack around the university grounds. His social media profiles including Facebook and Tinder list him as a Stanford student from Alabama.
Curry has also been accused of harassing multiple students. However, the school stayed silent about those incidents until the imposter stole a TV from a dorm on the campus. After being alerted about the theft by the resident assistants, the school officials handed him a stay-away letter.
Students confirm that Curry never made himself seem like an outsider and blended in well. "It seemed that he was a friend of the football players. So, anytime we saw him we let him in because it was like he knew people," student Kacey Logan told The Daily.
Curry's alleged break-ins were usually through windows and other means. "While Stanford University has protocols and policies in place to prevent non-students from entering and living in our residences, the unique aspects of this case and Mr. Curry’s persistence and ability to ingratiate himself with our student community has made it clear that gaps exist in those protocols. We will immediately undertake a review to ensure our procedures do not allow for this type of incident to happen again," Mostofi told Fox News.