“When I ignored him, he grew annoyed and said, ‘You a ugly b****.'”

Bloomingdale neighborhood, DC

Location: Bloomingdale
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I was walking home from work and around Rhode Island Ave. and First St. NW, I saw a group of 3-4 young men standing on the sidewalk. I looked straight ahead without making eye contact as I walked past them. One of the men tried to get my attention by asking me how I was doing. Like always, I chose not to respond, as it tends to encourage them. When I ignored him, he grew annoyed and said, “You a ugly bitch.”

Submitted on 7/17/12 by “Anonymous”

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