“No, because you never know when a woman is going to scream rape around here!”

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A few months ago, I was returning from an errand at work when I realized I had left my key card to get back to my office as well as my cell phone on my desk. A short, heavyset man with white hair, glasses and a mustache walked into the lobby after his lunch (I guess) and I had recognized him from before. I told him I left my phone at my desk, so I asked him if I could use his cell phone to call my office so they could send someone down to get me. He said, “No, because you never know when a woman is going to scream rape around here,” and walked away!

I was reminded of this when my co-worker just had her second encounter with this man and both times he said the same thing. Ugh, it just skeeved me out. Not only is he an asshole, but he’s a sexual harasser. We reported him (without a name or knowing which office he works in) to the building manager and our bosses.


Submitted by AG

Location: 20th and K Sts., NW

Time of harassment:  Day Time (9:30A – 3:30P)

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