“Hey baby, why don’t you stop and talk to me.”

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Location: 17th and Mt Pleasant St NW
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I smiled at an older man on the sidewalk and he said “Hey baby, why don’t you stop and talk to me.” I just kept walking away (quickly) and he shouted “asshole!”

Submitted 6/29/16

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