“My Walk in the Park Was Ruined by Street Harassment”

Location: Near 11th & Columbia Rd NW (Columbia Heights)
Time:
 Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was walking to Malcolm X Park on a Sunday afternoon, and this “man” – in his 20’s? – started catcalling me and sharing details about how he was going to f*** me. I flicked him off, and he started shouting how yes he was gonna shove it (debatable whether it was my finger or his dick) up my a** etc. Thankfully he didn’t stop walking in the direction away from me.

Submitted 9/3/14 by “VM.”

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