I was walking back from my friend’s apartment in Courthouse late at night. I normally feel quite confident walking home alone because I am 5’10, average build, and have taken a year of Krav Maga. Despite this a man was following me, which I suspected, but didn’t know for sure until he said “hey you.” I turned around because I know from my training getting attacked from the back is not ideal. When I turned around, he said “why are you walking home alone?” This was a bit flabbergasting because most men with common sense know that women walking home late at night don’t want to be approached by them. After recovering from my shock at his stupidity I replied “umm, because I can, because I can take care of myself – do you have a problem with that?” He replied “no.” And then I turned away and quickly continued walking until I could sneak around the corner of a building to see if he was following me or not. Luckily he was not following me. There was really no one around so the situation could have been worse. For the record I was wearing jeans and a tank top – nothing ludicrous (not that it should matter).
Location: Wilson Blvd @ Clarendon
Submitted by Anonymous
Submitted on September 13, 2009
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