“he became extremely agitated and vocally violent.”

After driving home from work this evening, I parked my car and started walking toward my building, which about 75 – 100 yards away. A man approached me and started making sexual references about various body parts (i.e. breasts, butt, and “p—y”) and “what [he] would love to do with [me]”, as I approached my building I picked up my pace as I tried to ignore his advances. Once I reached my building, I quickly scanned my key, entered the building, and shut the door behind me. He knocked on the window. I turned around and told him to leave or I was calling the police. Note, I’m a very tall transgender woman, and my voice is still fairly masculine. As soon as he heard my voice he became extremely agitated and vocally violent. He pounded on the door demanding to be let in. I quickly ran down stairs to my apartment, and locked the dead bolt. I attempted to call the police, but my phone calls kept dropping the 911 calls. I was able to get a friend on Facebook to call 911 and request the police. Two hours later my roommate came home, and said that a man matching my description was still loitering out front of our building. It’s now 1 am, and MPD still has not shown up to take a report or check on my safety.

Submitted by Stacey on 11/22/2010

Location: 14th & Meridian St NW

Time of harassment: Evening Rush Hour (3:30P-7:30P)

4 Responses

  1. Golden Silence
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    Since time’s passed since you submitted your story, I hope the cops finally came and I hope you’re okay.

  2. Stacey
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    Yes. After submitting this, I paged the Gay and Lesbian Liason Unit for help. The were helpful in getting an officer to respond, and he was very professional in handling the situation.

  3. Delilah Scissors
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    It’s amazing how agitated men who harass women can become when it turns out the women aren’t exactly how they imagined them. It’s like they think WE’RE being rude to THEM.

    So glad you’re safe!

  4. notafatass
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    I’m so sorry this happened. In my experiences with MPD, they have not been very responsive to sexual harassment or assault (we live in the same neighborhood) – this is discouraging and scary. You definitely deserve to feel safe in your home.

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