Street Harassed in Northeast: “I Just Wanted to Get Home Safely.”

Street Harassed in Northeast: "Thankfully, He Stopped Trying to Follow Me."
Street Harassed in Northeast: “Thankfully, He Stopped Trying to Follow Me.”

Location: Michigan Park, South Dakota Ave NE (Fort Totten)
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

While walking home from McDonald’s, I was about to turn the corner onto my street when I heard a bike coming up on the sidewalk behind me. I assumed it’d go past, but the guy on it slowed down to follow me and bother me with the usual what’s your name, do you have a boyfriend, etc.

When I kept walking and said I don’t want to talk about that, he replied “oh, yes you do,” and continued to ride his bike slowly in front of me. I said dude I’m just trying to go home and eat dinner I don’t want to talk to you, but he kept bothering me so I just said BYE. Not getting the hint and now riding too close on his bike I waved “bye” and said it louder. He then started to wander off but while saying I have “issues” and am “crazy”.

Submitted 6/13/14 by “LP.”

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