“Hey Baby!”

I was walking my dog down R St. and was in the middle of the block b/w 13th and 14th when I thought I had heard a hissing sound seemingly out of the blue. As I turned my head a man on his bike smiled as he realized he got my attention, laughed and then said “Hey Baby.” Still staring at him b/c I was still processing the harassment, his smile turned to a growl as he continued to pass me by with a an angry “Fuck you bitch!” at my lack of response. When that happened I immediately looked around to see if anyone else was close by and that’s when I felt threatened as I did not see anyone on the block. But he continued to bike on as I continued to walk my dog, and think, that as a person who is currently struggling to deal with PTSD that I do not feel safe in my own neighborhood.

Submitted by VLL

Location: 13th and R Sts, NW

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

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