11/3/19 Collin Jonathan McCoy

Collin Jonathan McCoy

A 25-year-old Purdue grad was charged Monday with battery and public intoxication after allegedly putting his hand down a woman's pants just before midnight Saturday at Harry's Chocolate Shop.

A friend also at the bar told West Lafayette police that Collin Jonathan McCoy, who lives in Lenexa, Kansas, was in town visiting friends and playing cards at Harry's, according to a probable cause affidavit. The two were both Purdue grads, she said.

The alleged victim said she and a group of her friends were waiting in line in the crowded bar and trying to go up to second floor when she passed McCoy, who she did not know. McCoy pushed his hand about 3 inches down her pants when she was able to stop him, she told police.

The woman's fiance told police he witnessed part of the incident. McCoy told police he did not touch the victim, saying there was a "bad misunderstanding between friends here at the bar." But the fiance told police McCoy said to him, "I'm sorry, I'm sorry."

McCoy tested at .21 breath alcohol content, according to the affidavit. He bonded out of jail on $500 cash. Trial is set for Jan. 16.  

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