Falling glass objects have targeted pedestrians passing under Woodsworth College residences. Though incidents go back to at least January, the case was first reported March 12. Campus police are considering options, such as reducing the width that windows can open. No suspects have been identified.
Meaghan Barrett, a fourth-year international relations student, was returning home at about 10 p.m. in January when she noticed pedestrians staring upwards at the Woodsworth residence. She heard a crash and thought it was falling ice.
“When I turned around, I saw this glass jar right next to where I was standing that had clearly just fallen there,” she said. Barrett saw a series of broken objects around her, from glass jars and bottles to a can of tomato sauce or juice.
Eden Consenstein, in her third year of religious studies, had a similar experience on a mid-February afternoon. “This bottle whizzed past my face and landed right in front of me,” she said.
Neither Barrett nor Consenstein reported their experiences, though both were shaken by how close they came to being hit. “I could have just died writing a text message [at St. George and Bloor],” said Consenstein.