Former Student Faces Hate Crime Charge After Contaminating Her Roommate's Possessions

Police in Hartford, CT have arrested former University of Hartford freshman Brianna Rae Brochu,18. (mugshot courtesy of the Hartford Courant)

Police in Hartford, CT have arrested former University of Hartford freshman Brianna Rae Brochu,18. In a series of social media posts, Brochu boasted about rubbing her used feminine hygiene products on her college roommate's possessions. Brochu also bragged about licking her roommate's dining utensils. Brochu, referred to her victim and former roommate, a young Black woman, as 'Jamaican Barbie'.

The victim learned from others that her roommate was bragging about contaminating her possessions after she was already in the process of moving out.

On Oct. 17, the victim started moving her belongings into her new room and was approached by one of her neighbors, who said she saw some “very concerning posts” on Brochu’s Instagram account, police said. The posts appeared to show Brochu “bragging about how she tampered with [the victim’s] personal items,” police said.

On social media, Brochu bragged about putting the victim's toothbrush 'where the sun doesn't shine'

One Instagram post was captioned: "Finally did it yo girl got rid of her roommate!! After 1 ½ month of spitting in her coconut oil, putting moldy clam dip in her lotions... putting her toothbrush places where the sun doesn't shine, and so much more I can finally say goodbye Jamaican Barbie."

Brochu admitted to police that she licked her roommate's cooking utensils and smeared her used feminine hygiene product on the victim's possessions.

Brochu did admit she licked her former roommate’s plate, fork and spoon and smeared her own bodily fluid on the victim’s backpack, but denied other accusations she posted on Instagram. She told police that “anything else she bragged about on social media was a lie in an attempt to ‘appear funny.’”

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