“The Cab Driver Started Masturbating and Watching Me in The Rear View Mirror”

Location: Wisconsin Avenue/Friendship Heights
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

Around 8pm one evening, I got in a cab on Wisconsin Avenue, NW, and the cab driver took a side street and started masturbating and looking at me in rear view mirror while talking. I was afraid that if I said something or tried to get out that the situation could get worse — so I waited til we got to a main street and got out.

He drives a green cab. He is in his 50s or early 60s, medium build/height, dirty gray shoulder length hair, dirty clothes.

Submitted 10/18/14 by Anonymous.

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