“It felt like he was just trying to scare me on purpose!”

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I was carrying two heavy bags to my car about an hour after sunset when a man walked out from between two large trucks. He started towards me saying, “hey sweetheart, how are you doing, hey honey.” I kept walking with my head up, but my heart was pounding since he continued towards me. I opened the trunk of my car and he veered away about two feet from me and walked towards the store. It felt like he was just trying to scare me on purpose.

Submitted by KC

Location: West Ox Road & Monument Drive

Time of harassment: Night (7:30P-12A)

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2 Responses

  1. cathy

    he probably was. harassment isn’t about attraction, it’s about power. i’m sorry.

  2. Yasmin

    I’m so sorry he did that to you! You are a human being and you have the right to live your life, and feel safe.
    I’m so angry about how powerless I feel when I’m sexually harrassed. I’m angry about being harrassed on the freeway because I’m a woman. The yelling, the gestures, the threats when I’m walking to my car across a parking lot. I’m really tired of being afraid. I’m a single woman who is rage-filled. That’s why I practice martial arts. I try to diffuse the anger. But God help them if I ever snap!