Yuck! Harassers in a truck!

Photo Snapped by Anonymous

Photo Snapped by Anonymous

I was walking back to work, enjoying the weather, enjoying the freebies I got from Georgetown Cupcake and from a girl on the street handing out free Ghirardelli chocolates, and these fools had to ruin it!

Out of nowhere, I hear “Yo, gorgeous!” and I turn in the direction where it came from. I see these two losers in a red and yellow truck smirking at me. Gross.

The truck pulls up further in traffic, and I catch up to it and snap a photo with my phone. I wish it’d came out clearer so you could see their faces, but at least the company name is somewhat visible.

When I told them that they needed to do their jobs and not hit on women, they didn’t care. They continued to smirk and giggle. Passers-by made a comment about me and giggled, and I don’t know if they were laughing at me getting harassed or laughing at me giving the harassers an earful, but I just didn’t care. I felt like these harassers just ruined what was a good afternoon.

The license plate on this truck was a Maryland plate, 11K 394. I saw that it said “Joy” on the side of the truck and got part of the truck’s phone number, 800-992-, but I couldn’t catch the last four digits. Google searches yielded nothing close.

I hope the employer sees this photo of this truck online, and reprimands these punks for hitting on women while they’re on the clock. It’s so disgusting.

Submitted by Anonymous on 5/9/2010

Location: M St & Wisconsin Ave NW

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8 responses to “Yuck! Harassers in a truck!

  1. Here’s their information from a Google search:

    B. Frank Joy Co.
    5355 Kilmer Pl., Hyattsville, MD 20781
    (800)992-3469, (301)779-9400
    http://www.bfjoy.com

    Feel free to call them.🙂

  2. Beth, you are a lifesaver. Thank you!

  3. Tried the (800) number, but that number’s now for Seventeen’s Magazine subscription line! I even re-read the number to the operator. Right number, wrong company. Huh!

    I tried the local number and it is for the Joy Company, but when I pressed “0” for the operator, all it did was ring. I will keep trying until I get in touch with a live person. These guys won’t get away with this!

  4. I finally got in touch with a live person. He took down my information and the harassment story, and said he’d have someone call me back.

    I once again have to thank Beth for helping me out here. If it weren’t for her, this would’ve gone unreported.

  5. Awesome! So glad you followed up!🙂

  6. Got a call from Desmond Hannon, General Manager of the B.F. Joy Company.

    He said that he’s 99.9% sure of who the offenders were by the description I gave, and that “extreme action” will be taken against them. He apologized profusely for their actions.

    Success!

    I just can’t understand why men would harass at all, especially when they’re representing a company.

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