UF Police: Student Arrested After Using Police Scanner to Keep Police out of Party
A University of Florida student thought he was one step ahead of police.
But he actually stumbled into jail after police say he used a police radio scanner to try to keep them away from a fraternity house party.
Matthew Sullivan was arrested Tuesday night on charges of unlawful use of police communications.
According to the arrest report, Sullivan was attending a Sigma Alpha Epsilon house party on Fraternity Row.
Alcohol was being served at the party.
Police say Sullivan used the handheld scanner to monitor university police communications.
But university patrols heard the noise coming from the party and saw Sullivan with the scanner.
Police say more than 100 people were at the party, and many tried to get rid of open containers when the police showed up.
The party did not have a permit, which violates University of Florida policy.
The incident is being further reviewed by the university's Conduct and Conflict Resolution group.
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