Capitol Harassment

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Around 5:30 or 6PM I was near the White House, and needed to pee. So I went over the the RR building. The guards were cool, and let me go downstairs. But when I came upstairs, one of the capitol police guys started asking me a bunch of questions about myself. At first I thought he was just doing his job, or being friendly. But then he asked me for a number. I attempted to excuse myself, but I didn’t feel free to totally blow him off because he was a police officer. He persisted in “can I get to know you?” and “next time you’re in town, you can stay at my house,” and “you’re so beautiful,” and “you know, I could take very good care of you, and you could take care of me [implying sex].” Finally, I told him that I date women, not men… that’s not actually true, but I thought it would be a way to excuse myself without hurting his pride. His response was “really? Well, maybe I can turn you back.” That has to be the most offensive thing he could have said. He also suggested that we could take a bath together, and that he could wash me. This went on for at least 15 minutes- if he’d been some loser on the street, or a rent-a-cop, I totally would have left, but I was afraid to piss off a capitol officer, so I put up with the bullshit until finally I told him that I would think about calling him, and he put his number into my palm.

I was actually a bit threatened/frightened by the incident, because he was a police officer, and very persistent, and sexually explicit right off the bat. I hate that shit!

Location: 1330 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Submitted by Anonymous

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9 responses to “Capitol Harassment

  1. Any chance you got his name from his uniform to report him? This is totally unacceptable. No one should have to put up with that.

  2. Golden Silence

    I agree, JS. This probably isn’t the first time or last time this loser does this.

  3. If anonymous would be willing to contact me about this, I would love to write a column about this guy and what he thinks he’s doing harassing women while on the job as a police officer. This guy deserves a holla back in a big way. if you’d be willing to talk to me about your experience, please email me! ahess@washingtoncitypaper.com

    – Amanda

  4. Since you have his phone number, it shouldn’t be too hard to track down which officer it was if you choose to report him (which I hope you’ll do).

  5. Our tax dollars, hard at work harassing half the population!

  6. Ew, ew, EWWWW!!! What an abuse of power! And they’re supposed to help us feel safe?

  7. phone number. craigslist.

  8. Golden Silence

    And the point of your comment, me? This situation is no laughing matter.

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