Location: P6 Bus Route, heading North
Time: Morning Rush Hour (5am-9:30am)
Just an hour ago, an older man in a blue sweatshirt, hat, and light colored jeans sitting across from the rear doors on the bus harassed me from the time I got on the bus, all the way to my stop. He smelled like urine, and kept leaning over and in a low voice threatening me with violence, calling me names, and trying to show me something on his flip phone.
I wasn’t sure what to do, whether I should yell at him that he can’t talk to people like that, or to just pretend he wasn’t there. I opted to stay quiet and stoic, not reacting to what he said. Other people were sitting or standing close enough to hear and did nothing. After I got off at my destination, I called Metro Transit Police and tried to report it, [and] they said they would try to track down the bus and look into who was doing it.
I hope that no one else will have to hear the garbage from his mouth that I did. I’m trying not to let it ruin my day, but it will probably haunt me.
Submitted 1/12/14 by Anonymous.
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