There are lousy college roommates, and then there are particularly evil ones. This story is of an evil one. A viral video posted Monday by a University of Hartford student alleges her roommate bragged about covertly harassing her for weeks.
According to cops, Brianna Rae Brochu, 18, rubbed her bloody tampons on her roommate’s bag – then bragged about it online.
Brochu was arrested Saturday after campus officials were notified that she had been systematically tampering with her roommate’s personal belongings.
She was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and second-degree breach of peace, according to the Hartford Courant. Brochu admitted to police that she licked her former roommate’s eating utensils and smeared bodily fluids on her backpack, the Courant reported.
In the viral video, victim Jazzy Rowe talks about how she had gone to the doctor because she had been having severe throat pain for about a month, but they did not know the cause other than “some type of bad bacteria.” Rowe says she believes the harassment from her roommate may have caused the sickness.
As things got worse, Rowe said she decided to move rooms and was in the process of moving her belongings on Oct. 17, when she was alerted to disturbing posts on Brochu’s Instagram page.
“Finally did it. Yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 1/2 month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotion and rubbing used tampons on her backpack, putting her toothbrush in places where the sun doesn’t shine, and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie,” Brochu, who goes by breezy_bumble_b on Instagram, wrote, according to a now deleted post.
The backlash on social media was swift.
The uproar on social media caused the University’s president, Greg Woodward to release a statement.
“I want you to know that I hear and share your anger and frustration,” Woodward said in the statement. “Acts of racism, bias, bullying, or other abusive behaviors will not be tolerated on this campus. I pledge to do everything in my power to work with our community to address related concerns together.”