He said he was asking for directions…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location: East Capitol & 15th St SE

Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was out for a run and a man stopped his car to ask for directions. As I tried to help, I realized he had his penis out and he was masturbating. I told him I didn’t know what he was looking for and kept running. I wasn’t able to get the plate number and didn’t feel like I had enough identifying information so I didn’t call to report it.

Submitted 6/6/17 by “VB”

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