I pulled my bike up to the library bike rack and got ready to lock it up. A man who was unlocking his bike at the same time told me I should get a better lock (note: my lock is the best on the market) because “this is DC, you know”. He proceeded to tell me that he was going to buy another lock at Wal-Mart for $25, because he “wasn’t going to buy no $40 lock”. I said, “Good luck with that”. Then he looked at my lock and said, “Isn’t that just like a woman, buying a little lock like that!” I informed him that small locks are more effective deterrent against theft, as the large locks leave more space for a thief to try to pry the lock open. The man then rode off as I walked into the library, mumbling to himself.
Submitted by RM on 6/18/2010
Location: MLk Library
Time of Harassment: Eveing Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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