Location: Staircase exit at the Tenleytown Whole Foods
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)
I was leaving Whole Foods, and a man said hello to me. He looked about 30 years old, and I am 17. I said hi and kept walking, and he ran after me saying he wanted to talk to me and got really close to me. I was already in the narrow staircase so I tried to move into a more open area because he had the intention of following me to wherever I was going, but it didn’t work. He kept getting close and closer, telling me I was beautiful and he wanted to get to know me.
He went to hug me and I couldn’t move away fast enough, and he grabbed my butt. I hit his hand away and ran as fast as I could. It was terrifying, I felt powerless and it was so hard to convince myself it was not my fault. To be clear, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT I WAS WEARING, but to prove it, I was wearing dress pants and a crew neck sweater, I had just come back from church.
Submitted 10/8/14 by Anonymous.
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