Police still searching for man accused of targeting women near USC campus


Police continue to search for a man accused of targeting women near University of South Carolina campus. His name is Farris Kaloti and authorities say he's offering rides to young women. Campus police are urging students to be on the lookout for him. Records show the 28-year-old has a long criminal history.

According to police, Kaloti offered a ride to a 21-year-old woman and 18-year-old woman near campus late last month, but refused to bring them where they wanted to go and wouldn't let them out of the car. According to a USC police report one of the women had to be taken to a hospital after the incident.

In October, Kaloti was arrested in Newberry County and charged with giving false information to a police officer, posession of marijuana and obtaining signatures under false pretenses. Students have noticed more of a police presence since the alert about Kaloti went out.

"Campus cops have tightened up security around Russell House and the library, which is what we need to see. I'm pretty sure that have scared the guy off. We need to get him in custody bc we don't know who's next," says USC Student La'Daris Williams.

Kaloti also has a criminal record in Florida. Records show he has a number of arrests including drug charges, battery and lying to police. Authorities say if you see Farris Kaloti or know where he is, call police immediately.

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