Location: Friendship Heights
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)
Several years ago I was walking down Wisconsin Ave on the sidewalk heading south in front of the shops in Friendship Heights. It was probably a Saturday around 4 or 5 pm, the weather was warm, so there were plenty of people also about. Out of the blue I heard some guy yelling at me. I can’t remember what he said, if it was about my skirt or just “hey girl”. I ignored him and kept walking. My memory is a bit fuzzy since this was a while ago but he may have said something again and I looked back at him and kept on walking. Then he yelled “are you Chinese” or “are you Japanese”. I kept walking. Then he yelled “do you understand English?” I was already uncomfortable before this but at this point this was really feeling creepy. I’d been yelled at before but never had anyone be persistent and follow me. I decided to try to lose him. Rodmans was just ahead so I went into the store and I looked back to actually see the guy follow me in to the store! He didn’t see me though. I found a rear exit to the store and went out. I stayed off Wisconsin Ave at first but then got back on to it and didn’t see him anymore and went home. I wonder now, after reading Liz Gorman’s story, if I had called the police would they have done something about it?
Submitted on 7/20/12 by Anonymous
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