“A Man Exposed Himself to Me on the Metro Bus — And No One Helped!”

Location: DC Circulator bus towards Navy Yard
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I was riding the bus sitting next to a man who kept touching his knee to mine and touching his crotch. I wondered if I should say something, but didn’t….until he exposed himself. I yelled at him and got up from the seat and he told ME I was crazy! One girl asked me if I was okay (not really, but I do appreciate the concern) and everyone else carried on as if nothing had happened.

Here’s a tip for all of the non-disgusting men (and women) out there. Should you ever witness a situation like this, please speak up and demand that someone call the police or do it yourself. Don’t rely on the person who just had some asshole show her his dick to ask for something to be done.

Submitted 8/20/14 by “SRW.”

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