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Today as I left work, I was confronted by a man on the street. He grabbed my arm. When I pulled away and continued walking he proceeded to yell after me in a tone that was a bit hysterical.
The bus I was in was really crowded and I was stressed out because I was running late and wasn’t paying much attention to what was happening around me. Then I felt something on my bum but didn’t bother to look cause I was so sure it was the man’s behind me suitcase or something. It wasn’t until later when I finally got to sit down that I realised that man wasn’t carrying anything: IT WAS HIS HAND.
On August 17, around 9:30pm, I was walking south on west 6th street between Highlawn ave and kings highway. I noticed someone walking quicker behind me & then was very close so I tried to move to the side & he grabbed my butt. He is less than 5’2″, stocky, wearing red cap, black tshirt. He then crossed the street walking East on Highlawn Ave. If possible, please send police to investigate this street!!
Today I was sitting in Zucotti park eating a late lunch. Generally in public, I don’t make eye contact with men for more than a second because it usually leads to lewd smiling or some other unwanted advance. As soon as I look up to my left, there is a man waving at me with a group of his friends.
“Helloo, Beautiful! Hi! Smile ….”. I just looked and went back to my phone and as soon as I did that he said something out loud and I could not hear him really. He then keeps talking and I get irritated.
“I’m not obligated to say hi or smile for you”.
Then his two friends proceeded to berate me and call me out of my name.
“Well f*&k you b^%ch! You think you the sh&^!”
I come back with “Take your rejection issues else where. I don’t y’all anything!”
They get up and walk over to me and berate me some more. Meanwhile the man who initially waved tried to sweet talk me into calming down, as if I’m the aggressor. All the while not checking his yelling friends. Then the fourth man who came over with food (who was also with them) told me “You don’t have to listen to them”. They still don’t tell their other two friends to shut up. At this point I threaten to react if they take one more step closer to me. They walk away and I walk the other direction, two of them still yelling obscenities at me. Everyone in the park present just watched as I was approached by three aggressive men. I felt alone and I felt angry. I still feel angry.
There was a man sitting next to me on the train who kept hitting on me and eventually grabbed my phone out of my hands and called his number so he would have my phone number. He won’t stop calling or texting me and I’ve had to turn off my phone many times just to not be disturbed by 20 calls in a row.
Construction man passed me on the street, looked at me and said “nice”
“How u doin’ ladies” and a barrage of kissing noises
While walking to subway “Damnnnn hey there sweetie” (no response from me) “hey sexy you aren’t gonna talk to me? How ur day going” (I glare at him) “what this girl think she’s too good for me or something she ain’t even a 4 girl give me ur number you know I’m the best you could do”
“You go girl!” He shouted at me from the passenger side window as I used the crosswalk in front of his stopped vehicle.
As I turned and continued down the road past the SUV, “You go girl!”
“You go girl!” He must have been hanging out the window at this point, but I refused to look.
“YOU GO GIRL! YOU GO GIRL!” Why wouldn’t the light just turn green?
A man walking his dog started walking towards me and said, “can I kiss those pretty lips”. I sped up but he was uncomfortably close to me.