Public Masturbation in H Street NE DC: “As I passed him, he starting hissing at me to get my attention.”

Case of public masturbation on H Street, DC
Case of public masturbation on H Street, DC

Location: 8th St between I and H, NE (H Street)
Time:  Morning Rush Hour (5am-9:30am)

I was walking down 8th St this morning on my way to the bus stop on H and 8th. There was a man–white polo, jeans, dark baseball hat–on a bike in the middle of the side walk. He looked a little out of it, but not particularly threatening. As I passed him he starting hissing at me to get my attention. I looked over at him, still not aware of what was going on. He had his penis out and was masturbating.

I started yelling at him: told him I was disgusted, asked him if he had a mother or a sister, etc. He actually seemed shocked that I had gotten angry. He just sat there for a minute and didn’t move while I yelled at him. He only pedaled away when I started yelling about getting the police. I reported him to the MPDC, but I am not sure how much they can really do.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 6/24/13 by “KW.”

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