A Paine College student was caught with a gun on campus over the weekend and blamed his need for the gun on a jealous ex-girlfriend, a sheriff’s report said.
Tobias Veal, 22, was charged Sunday with possession of a weapon in a school building and booked into the Richmond County Jail.
Veal told officers that his ex-girlfriend had come to his dorm room Saturday and was angry that he was seeing another girl, a report says. He said the ex-girlfriend began banging on the door and kicking it, telling him that she “had some heat for his n***a a**.” Veal said he he opened the door, at which time the ex-girlfriend pointed a black handgun in his face.
“(Veal) then slammed the door shut and stated that he grabbed a 9 mm Smith & Wesson handgun to protect himself,” a deputy’s report says.
Paine College’s Public Safety Office received a call from the Resident Advisor stating that he was advised that there was a student with a gun. Public Safety Security then went to the Veal’s room. The suspect refused to open the door when prompted to, and the R.A. gained entry with a Master key. They asked the suspect if he had a gun, to which he responded yes and willingly gave them the firearm.
The report does not mention any charges against the ex-girlfriend or whether Veal’s weapon was loaded or not.