Blue Line Harasser

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Last night I was riding the blue line home. I was reading so I missed my stop and jumped on the train heading back toward downtown. I had to wait a few minutes, and a guy came up to me and asked me a few questions about the book I was reading. I briefly answered making it pretty clear that reading was my number one priority. I get on the train and the same guy sits behind me. Now, he isn’t engaging me in conversation, but mumbling to himself about red hair and violent actions. I jumped off at the next stop, but was pretty freaked out one the walk home.

Submitted by Kari on 9/14/2010

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WMATA, Groping on the Metro is a Problem

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Photo by thisisbossi via flickr
Photo by thisisbossi via flickr

I was in a crowded train and felt something behind me. At first I thought it was a bag, but then it definitely moved. The guy behind me was groping me. I ran off at metro center and got on a redline train. He followed me on the train and aggressively grabbed my butt before jumping through the open doors. This was not the first or last time I have been physically harassed on the metro, but it is one of my most distinct memories. Some of the stories I hear sound like we’re living in Cairo and not the nation’s capital. It’s embarrassing and it’s time WMATA did something.

Location: Blue Line to Metro Center

Submitted by CM

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