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As I was walking down 124th St. towards the A train at about 7 pm on 2/26/15, a man walking in the opposite direction said, “Hey sweetheart,” as I passed. I said nothing, and he continued to speak as we walked away from each other. I heard him saying “have a good night.”
On my way to work, I heard a man yelling “uhh!! Uhhh!! You’re gonna make me cum!!” and looked up to see a man violently masturbating at me with his pants down around his knees. I called 911 to report this, and waited 45 minutes before anyone showed up to take down any information. It was 9AM in broad daylight on a Thursday in front of the morning rush hour commute.
On Friday, February 20th, a man started verbally harassing me in the Prospect Park Q train station, asking if he could get inside my coat with me. I abruptly walked down to the platform to be around more people. When the train arrived, I got on and noticed he’d sat down across from me. 3 stations later, I got off at my stop and he got up and did the same. Hoping to leave with the crowd, I left the train station and walked across the street and down 1 block. I looked behind me and saw he was following me from across the street. I walked back towards the train station to ask the attendant to call the police. The man cut me off at the corner and I yelled “what the fuck do you think you’re doing?!” He responded “Nothing i’m just trying to go home with you.” I threatened to call the cops if he kept following me, and he backed away and walked down the block. An older woman saw what happened and was nice enough to call me home. When I called the precinct to file a report, the attendant told me that since nothing had actually happened, then proceeded to hang up on me laughing. It was 2am. I called 311 to see if there were any resources, and was given the same treatment by 2 different people after being put on hold for 10 minutes.
The man pictured has established a pattern of stalking and intimidation of my wife. He has followed on the subway her more than 20 times, always moving to stand directly behind her each time. When she changes cars, he follows, when she moves to the other end of the platform, he follows. Always standing right behind, and crowding on crowded trains. She changed her routine in case this was, somehow, a coincidence. He waits on the platform for her to arrive and then stands behind her. Today he escalated it and began following her on the way to work as well. She changed cars and he followed. She became so scared that she got off the train halfway to work to find a police officer. On seeing her take this action he got back on the train and left. This man is stalking my wife intentionally and with malice of forethought. We are currently working with the police to bring him to justice.
I was walking on the west side of the sidewalk between 162nd and 163rd on Broadway when a man walking toward me, passed me, then when my back was turned, started following behind me saying “mami, mami. Mmm. Mmm.”
I turned around and said “stop it”, then he ignored me and crossed broadway
Walking down the street 3 men decided that it was my job to smile for them today. These men were not next to each other, they weren’t even on the same block, yet my commute went something like this.
“hey baby, give me a little smile.”
“hey there sexy. my my aren’t you beautiful, give me a smile.”
“oh oh! pretty lady walking on down here. smile, its sunny.”
I am tired of consciously looking at the ground to avoid any stares.
I am walking down the hall in school after lunch, and a man with a visitor sticker on his jacket passes by me and says “hello gorgeous” to me. I said “excuse me? Who are you?” And he said he’s picking up a student from a class – whom I have (I am a cluster teacher). The experience was so inappropriate in a school setting, and I’m nervous I’ll see him again in parent teacher conference.