Street Harassed in Chinatown: ” A Group of People on the Street Encircled Me for Protection”

"This Behavior Needs to Stop"Location: Chinatown, Washington, DC
Time: Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

It was the weekend of Aweseome Con, which is like a Comic Con, so my friend and I were both in costumes. I was Batgirl, and she was Catwoman. This one guy started harassing us right at Walgreens at 7th and H ST NW, and we were walking to Matchbox. He kept yelling “Batgirl and Catwoman, can I have a picture with you?” I told him “no,” and to go away.

I started digging in my purse for my pepper spray, and he then started charging at me saying I had a gun. So a group of people on the street encircled me for protection, which was so nice. We got in to Matchbox, and I called the dispatchers at DC on 911. The respondent didn’t care what happened and asked for no description. It’s getting bad; He was dangerous.

Submitted 6/10/15 by “Batgirl.”

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