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)