Glover Park Starbucks Harasser

I was standing in line for coffee. I sensed a man come up behind me, but he was standing too close. In my periphery, I could see him moving his hips. He started breathing heavier. He told me my behind looked good in my pants.

Maybe I felt confident because I had people around me; I mustered up the courage to address him. I turned to him and asked, “Excuse me?” He asked, “Oh, is what I said too sexual for you?” I replied, “Yes.” I don’t know why, but he started to leave the store. “You just don’t get enough comfort, lady,” he yelled. The best thing I could yell back was “You just don’t know how to talk to women!”

Not many people in the store reacted, but the manager came from the back and asked what happened. The other workers directed her to me. She apologized for what happened, asked if I was OK and if I wanted to call the police. I was still mad about someone talking to me like that, but this manager really calmed me down when I was most shaken.

The same man came back a few weeks later to flash someone at the same store.

Submitted by Claire on 8/15/2011

Location: Wisconsin Ave NW & Hall Place NW (Glover Park) @Starbucks

Time of harassment: Day Time (9:30A-3:30P)

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4 Responses

  1. Omega

    I’m just astonished practically every time I read the stories posted here. And the usual response of the man if the woman does say something or ignores them is typically anger. I just don’t get it!

    • Golden Silence

      “And the usual response of the man if the woman does say something or ignores them is typically anger. I just don’t get it!”

      The men who react so aggressively when they’re rejected KNOW what they’re doing is wrong. It’s their slick and sick way to try to deflect the blame off themselves and onto the woman they harassed. Harassers are mentally unhinged.

      Since this Starbucks knows he’s a repeat offender, they need to ban him from the store. Glad the management talked to you and made sure you’re okay.

  2. Renee Collins (@reneenmd)

    This is also a good example of why harassers are full of crap when they say “I was just being friendly,” or “you need to learn how to take a compliment”: this creep started off with a “compliment” and quickly escalated to indecent exposure! It’s about intimidation & power – period.

  3. Leah

    What a creep!!! Good for you for standing up to him, and I’m glad this manager had the right attitude about treating you with respect and not brushing off your experience.