“I yelled at him and told him to stop but he ignored me.”

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Location: Franklin Square, NW DC
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm)

I was eating lunch on the grass in the park when I noticed a homeless man was masturbating while looking at a group of girls a few feet away. I yelled at him and told him to stop but he ignored me. Then I looked right into the eyes of another man who was eating lunch nearby and told him what was happening. I guess I expected him to be disgusted and say something to the guy too, but all I got was a blank stare. He completely ignored me and went back to eating his lunch. I ended up feeling like *I* was the crazy one for trying to do something about it.

Submitted on 11/2/12 by “APL”

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