Degraded on the Red Line

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I was in the metro, on the Red Line, heading north at around 3:30pm in February. The car was somewhat empty, with only 3 people or so in the car, plus myself. I was bundled up head to toe with scarves and a winter coat, but noticed a man in the back corner seat staring at me. He begins jacking off while staring at me in the middle of the car.

I left and switched cars at the next stop, but had no idea how to report it. I didn’t look at him much and didn’t know what car I was in – I just wanted to get out of there! It was absolutely degrading.

Submitted by DB om 8/9/2010

Location: Red Line heading north

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3 Responses

  1. MetroOpensDoors

    Never hesitate to contact Metro Transit Police at 202-962-2121. You can also contact the train operator by using the intercoms located at each end of every rail car.

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    […] you have wondered why this project and creating a RightRides program is important, read “Degraded on the Red Line.” DB is lucky that the perp didn’t go further…and we are also thankful that DB […]

  3. […] has complained about suffering this form of harassment on the Metro. Over the summer, another woman recounted an awful experience she suffered last February, when one of her fellow passengers apparently got all hot and bothered […]