Man Arrested for Dressing as Woman, Taking Pictures in Female Dorms

A 46-year-old man was arrested Friday for assaulting a college security guard, after the guard had to gall to interrupt the man, who was dressed as a woman, from snapping pictures inside a student-only area in a female dorm.

According to police, Rodney Kenneth Petersen's attempts to enter the student section of a female dorm at Loma Linda University on June 4 were thwarted by staff members, who notified security. As Petersen walked/fled to his car, he was confronted by security guard, who Petersen proceeded to run over with his car.

An investigation by the San Bernardino County Sherriff's department revealed that Petersen had repeatedly dressed as a woman to gain access to “female-only facilities" at several other California schools, where he would then secretly take pictures of female students with a cell phone stashed in his purse.

Petersen was arrested on charges of assault with a deadly weapon and released on bail the next day.