Columbia Heights Metro Kicker

We just received a tip from a reader about this post on Prince of Petworth.

“This morning around 9:40 a.m. a coworker was walking north on 14th Street near the east side entrance to the CH Metro. As she passed the crowded bus stop at that location a man “sidekicked” her hard in the shin and then turned around as if nothing had happened. She confronted him and he ignored her. Others saw the incident and called the police. One man followed the “kicker” as he left the area heading north on 14th and turning east on Kenyon. The Metro Express newspaper man said that the same man had been there the day before and had kicked another woman.

If this happens to you, please report it to the police, and know that it’s part of a series of aberrant behavior by this man.”

Anyone else hear of this happening? I don’t know why, but it bothers me even more when incidents like this occur at 9:40 in the morning. Sounds like we need more heroes like this one.

This is very similar to the Dupont Circle attacker we reported on in April. Could it be the same guy or is kicking random women becoming more commonplace?

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2 Responses

  1. Golden Silence

    Found a news story on this. NBC Washington is following it:

    Police Hunt Columbia Heights Kicking Bandit

  2. Karen

    I commented on the other post (but messed up my email address. Low on sleep, sorry.) Anyway this guy kicked me at the Wheaton mall in September.