I was walking home from Dupont to Georgetown at about 9:30pm on the north sidewalk of P St. bridge on Memorial Day. As I reach the end of the bridge and proceed towards Georgetown, I hear someone to my right in the trees grunting and hollering at me. I turn and there is a fat, White naked man in a black ski mask masturbating and walking towards me out of the shadows. He stopped advancing when he became illuminated by the streetlight but continued to pull on himself and make noises. I ran away and called 911 and a woman on the line said they would send someone out to find him. I called 911 again 5 minutes later to specify what I was too flustered to that he was on the North side of the bridge and the West side of Rock Creek Parkway. This time the man who answered the phone took my name and cell phone number in case the police need[ed] more information.
I wonder if this man was wearing a ski mask because of the progress sites like HollaBack have made by taking pictures of men’s faces and posting them online when incidents like this occur. I hope that the police are able to catch him, but he could have easily dressed himself and removed his ski mask long before the police arrived on the scene. I hope that the police will consider setting up a patrol around the area in the evenings in case he shows up again. In the meantime, please be careful on P street bridge. There is obviously a disgusting pervert on the loose.
Location: P Street bridge between 23rd and 26th St., NW (b/w Dupont Circle and Georgetown)