Stalked By a Stranger Near the Dupont Starbucks

Location: Connecticut Ave from Q Street to S Street NW (Dupont)
Time: Morning Rush Hour (5am-9:30am)

I had a man follow me from the metro to Starbucks, I could tell he was trying to talk to me but I ignored him. I went inside Starbucks to shake him off, he waited outside Startbucks. I started to cross the street and so did he, even though he was previously just sitting outside Starbucks…so I ran back mid-crosswalk and walked on the other side of the street. When I finally crossed the street again, he was at the corner and again started to talk to me. I removed my earphones and shouted “what do you want?” He mumbled something about trying to find 7th street, and I shouted “i dont know what your (sic) talking about, leave me alone!” He walked off in the same direction he came in.

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 7/26/13 by “Patty.”

Stalked By Stranger Near the Dupont Starbucks
Stalked By Stranger Near the Dupont Starbucks – Connecticut & Q NW

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