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Monday, June 27, 2022
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Gainesville Police arrested a local man Tuesday night after witnesses saw him peeking through the windows of a UF sorority house.

Hykeem Vernon Ford Marlin

Hykeem Vernon Ford Marlin

At about 11:21 p.m. Tuesday, Hykeem Vernon Ford Marlin, 23, walked into the yard of the Kappa Alpha Theta house, located at 715 SW 10th St., and climbed the stairs to a patio, according to an arrest report. He looked through the house’s glass doors and tried to hide in the shadows, while a security camera recorded his movements.

A witness saw Ford Marlin and called police as he walked away, according to the report. Police found him at the intersection of Southwest 10th Street and Southwest Seventh Avenue, but he tried to walk away when he saw a patrol car.

After his arrest, Ford Marlin told police he never went on the property of the sorority and stayed on the sidewalk. He continued to deny he had loitered, even when detectives told him he was on camera, according to the report.

Police arrested Ford Marlin on Tuesday on a charge of loitering. Authorities took him to the Alachua County Jail early Wednesday, where he remains as of press time in lieu of a $50,000 bond.

Members of Kappa Alpha Theta did not respond to requests for comment.

Contact Meryl Kornfield at and follow her on Twitter at @MerylKornfield

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