Cheerleader Crime

Stadium janitor preys on University of Houston cheerleaders — and uses the loot at Walmart

Stadium janitor preys on unaware University of Houston cheerleaders

University of Houston cheerleaders Sept 2014
A janitor working at the TDECU Stadium stole cell phones from five University of Houston cheerleaders as well as several credit cards. Facebook / UHCheer

A janitor has been arrested after being charged with stealing credit cards and cellphones from University of Houston cheerleaders at the school's brand-new $120 million stadium.

Lt. Bret Collier of the university's police force tells the Associated Press that 27-year-old Jacob Lee Bryant has been hit with credit card abuse and theft charges. The incident happened on Aug. 28, one day before UH's first football game in the new TDECU Stadium.

Bryant, who was employed by a subcontractor for Aramark, stole several credit cards and cellphones from five Cougar cheerleaders. According to Collier, Bryant used the credit cards to buy $80 in clothes at Walmart and a pack of cigarettes from a gas station.

The cheerleaders were in the stadium to practice before the opener, which didn't turn out much better for them (Houston ended up losing 27-7 to UTSA).

The janitor is currently being held on a $30,000 bond at Harris County jail.