As I’m walking towards the crosswalk to cross the street, the light changes, not in my favor. Two men are standing there (one older than the other). The older man says, “Excuse me Ms., my friend said you look like a teenager, how old are you?” I smile and say “I’m not in my teens,” as I wait for the light to change.” After a few moments of them leaving me alone, the older man comes and stands next to me and says, “So, do you have a boyfriend?” I say, “Yes.” The light changed and I begin to cross the street. He (older man) goes on to shout from across the street, “No you don’t, you’re lying. Why are you lying to me?” He then continues to shout across the road, as I am walking through the alley to my car. He actually followed my walking path as he was continuously shouted, “You’re lying, you don’t have a boyfriend. Can I take you out?” Although he remained across the street, the fact that he followed my path and continued shouting was simply too much!!
Submitted by KL on 12/15/2010
Location: 14th and R Street NW
Time of Harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)
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