Location: Grand Central in Adams Morgan, NW DC
Time: Late Night (12am-5am)
I was chatting with a group of friends at the bar when this big guy came up behind me and grabbed my waist, trying to dance. I walked away from him, and he pushed me. Maybe ten minutes later, he walks by again and tries to dance. I step away, and he shoves me again. A third time he comes over, holds my shoulders, and shakes me hard. I push his hands off of me and shout, “you need to take your hands off me right now!” and he pushes me again. My friends laughed and told me I had overreacted, and nobody standing around in the crowded bar helped me out. I was so upset that I walked home from Adams Morgan at 2 am, which isn’t super safe. I just wanted to get away. It’s really unnerving to get pushed around by someone bigger and stronger than you. I wish now that I had been able to hurt him in some way — slap him or stomp on his feet — but I realize that’s probably not a very respectful or mature response.
Submitted on 7/14/12 by Anonymous
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