I was walking very purposefully, by myself, back to my house after shopping in the downtown area of Silver Spring. There were tons of people out since it was Friday night. I had no intention of speaking to anyone and was keeping to myself. A man turned around and proceeded to walk BACKWARDS so that he could harass me. He said, “You’re looking beautiful.” When I didn’t respond, he said, “Oh, I see, you got kids.” I still have no idea where that came from or what it meant, but when I didn’t respond to this he said, “then what the fuck are you out for?” Seriously? Do I not have a right to be out by myself on Friday night?
Location: Ellsworth Dr. , downtown Silver Spring
Submitted by JS
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