On Sunday around 5pm one of our housemates was chased down the street on her bike by two men who shouted at her that they wanted her bike and that they were going to take it (among other things). They chased her for over a block until she turned onto Arundel. She was extremely shaken by this and, understandably, didn’t have a great description of the men. She decided not to call the police. She’s only staying with us for about four months and we hate that this incident is going to forever color the time she’s spent here in our neighborhood.
We’re doing our best now to try to make her feel safe again and like she’s not trapped in the house, but really there’s not much any of us can do. It is so frustrating that these men can do something like this and still remain anonymous. I’m tempted to try something stupid like have my boyfriend follow me in a car while I ride up and down the street, but that probably wouldn’t be a good idea.
Submitted by C.S. on 10/4/2010
Location: Chillum and Arundel, Mt Rainier, MD
Time of Harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)
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