Location: Metro: Orange & Green lines
Time: Morning Rush Hour (5am-9:30am)
I have had harrassment happen to me twice while I commuted back and forth to work. I the first incident, I got on an orange line train at L’enfant. Always crowded that time of morning. Some guy at least a foot taller than I got on the train and was close up behind me. It was crowded so I figured it was just that, since he got closer after others got on at the next stop. Then after a time he was REALLY close, and no matter what I did to move I couldn’t get away from him. He was rubbing himself on me! I was never able to turn around, which is what I really wanted to do; I wanted to look him in the eye and ask him what the f#%k his problem was. Finally he bolted off the train before I could get more of a look, except he had on a striped polo shirt.
The second time, I had transferred to the green line coming home. Again standing, crowded train. This dude was maybe my height. Train got really crowded we were all squished together. This one started rubbing himself on my hip! Fortunately my stop was next so I was able to be the one who leaped off to get away.
Both of these happened before Metro’s ‘report it’ campaign, and I didn’t really think anything could be done since they weren’t in the act and didn’t leave any real evidence. In each incident, I was wearing rather boring, drab office attire, as I don’t like to dress up so for my office attire I choose classic pieces over trendy or fashionable pieces. I’m not ugly but since neither guy was face to face with me I can’t even say that had anything to do with it. They are just sick.
Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 4/12/13 by “MsKat”
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