BE CAREFUL ABOUT this guy who is often found in the area between Farragut Square and Foggy Bottom and uses a variety of costume gimmicks — sometimes he’s the “out-of-work construction worker”, sometimes the “flower seller”, and a friend who works nearby swears she once saw him in some kind of lab coat. There’s also another guy who quietly hangs out near him and sometimes talks with him.
I don’t know how successful he is as a panhandler, considering he keeps up a constant stream of cursing and invective at everyone passing, but especially getting up close to women and bothering them. The picture I took below shows a woman passing him after having to hold up her phone and pointedly ignore his bellowing at her. I know he can be a real danger because my aforementioned friend once responded to him instead of ignoring him and he grabbed her and kissed her on the lips while she shoved him away. I don’t know what to do about this dude!
Submitted by anonymous on 9/23/2010
Location: 20th St. & Pennsylvania Av. NW
Time of Harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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