A younger male got on the train and decided to sit next to me even though there were plenty of empty seats. I had on my headphones, but he started to talk to me anyway. He kept asking my name so I finally took out my headphones and told him my first name only (in my best I’m not talking to you voice). I thought maybe he would stop talking if I answered his question. Boy was this the wrong move. He kept talking even though I put my headphones back in. Then he picked up my hand and tried to kiss it. I pulled away and thankfully we were approaching a stop, so I asked him to move and left the train car. He started to follow me (even though he only got on at the previous stop). I hung back on the platform and let him walk ahead. Just before the doors closed, I jumped back on the train. This kind of harassment is crazy and I shouldn’t have to put up with it when I just want to get home from work in peace. Who knows what he would have done if he continued to follow me.
Submitted by M on 11/30/2009
Location: On the Red Line, near CUA
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