Sexually assaulted by biker in Mt. Pleasant

Location: 18th and Irving NW (Mt. Pleasant)
Time:  Night (7:30pm-12am)

A week ago (last Monday; a few days before I read about Ms. Gorman’s incident on Dupont) I was walking home on Irving Street. It must have been around 9:30pm. I heard a noise behind me and I looked back and noticed a guy riding a bike full speed down the sidewalk. Since the street is not well lit, I thought that maybe he didn’t see me and decided to move out of the way rather than risk being run over by a bike. So I stepped to the grassy area next to the sidewalk and waited for the guy to ride by. All of a sudden BAM! he slapped me in the butt. And I thought I was being a good neighbor and citizen by getting out of the rider’s way even if he was inappropriately riding on the sidewalk… instead I got slapped in the butt.

Submitted on 7/16/12 by “Anonymous.”

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