Public Masturbation in Kalorama: “I called the police and he ran away.”

Location: 22nd & S St NW (Kalorama)
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

A middle-aged man was laying back on the steps of Mitchell Park with his pants around his ankles and his shirt off masturbating. He said “Hi” to me as I walked by. Two other women also walked by and screamed. I called the police and he ran away.

Public Masturbation in Kalorama
Public Masturbation in Kalorama

Emphases by CASS.
Submitted 8/9/13 by “LG.”

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