Appalachian Ohio, Athens GA, Atlanta, Berkeley, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Columbia MO, Des Moines, Durham & Chapel Hill, Fredericksburgh VA, Houston, Los Angeles, Muncie IN, New York City, NYU, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Richmond VA, San Francisco, Tucson, Twin Cities
I was at the Cortelyou Rd. stop waiting for the Q, and had to switch at the next stop, Newkirk Plz. The train was coming so everyone was running up the stairs to catch the next train, and a guy in all white grabbed my butt. As soon as I got on the train he kept staring at me so I decided to call him out in front of everyone. Pervert!!!
Walking to the train is constantly a problem on this corner. Today a teenaged boy approached me in a menacing way, invading my personal space and following me. I wasn’t sure if he was attempting to touch me so I stopped and removed my earphones and asked him what he wanted. He said I was so beautiful he would walk me down the block any day so I told him I am married and don’t need him to walk me anywhere. He told me not to be rude so I told him not to be disrespectful or follow me.
I was on the C train going downtown with about 3 other people at 3pm. This guy sat across from me and suddenly took his penis out and started masturbating and looking at me. Other people on the train didn’t see because they were on the other end of the car. The man got off at 145th street. He continued to stare at me from the platform. It was obvious he was intoxicated.
On Saturday night at 11:45 PM I was walking home with a friend that was visiting from Boston. When a man on a bike came by pulled up her skirt grabbed her behind and kept going then turned back blowing kisses to us. We screamed at him but he drove away pretty fast. I called the police right away and asked at they meet at my nearby apartment. They never showed up. My friend had to leave early the next day for Boston so I went down to the 114th precinct ad tired to file a report as a witness. There were several cops around, one even on his cell phone calling his buddy to ask “what’s the plan for tonight?!”. I patiently waited until one cop helped me and just sat there and said there was nothing he can do, I can’t file a report since it did not happen to me and she cannot file one in Boston.
I was walking to the bus with a female coworker at the end of out shift (about 10:15 pm) when a car started driving slowly alongside us. Two guys started saying things to us out the window, which I tried to ignore and instead continue listening to the story my coworker was telling. After about a block they still hadn’t given up and she finally turned to them and said, “Drive off!” They responded by calling her a bitch and they pulled over just ahead of us. For some reason they pulled away.
This guy started out by making gross noises with his mouth when I walked by him. It started when I moved to this neighborhood years ago. I ignored it. Then he started following me in his car. He would drive next to me really slow and stare. I ignored that, thinking he is an ignorant jerk. Then he progressed to suddenly showing up in places I was in the hood like the laundromat and stores. I avoided. THEN he suddenly would appear behind me when I walked home at night from work. I made two police reports about him and he stopped his pathetic harassing behavior for about two years. I walk another way to avoid walking by his house but he has started appearing in places I am around the neighborhood. Even though I walk away from where he lives when I come to a certain intersection he is always suddenly there. A few times when I have come home a night he has driven his car right at me. The cops told me to get a restraining order. This guy is married and some of the windows in his house have black plastic bags covering them. You can also see a police scanner in a window. He is a creep. I am posting this here because there are probably other women he acts like this to. I am not afraid– I am mad. I have started keeping a journal of his appearances where I am and realized how often it is. I am taking his photo whenever he comes near me now. Today I said to him, “stop harassing me and stop following me.” It would be a hassle to have to go to court and deal with this but I am sooooo fed up with this loser stalking me. Here is his photo. I have never talked to this guy or had any interactions with him. Thanks for having the hollaback site.
People kept calling me gay (even though I’m not) while I was walking down the street.
I was just walking through a local fair and one of the game operators said “hey pretty lady” and I could tell as soon as he started to say it he had hesitation in his voice. As I turned my head to look at him in a serious way, he hesitated again and said “you ok?” I gave a very slight nod and he said “good” and it was bizarre. I didn’t know what to say or if I was allowed to go back and tell him it made me uncomfortable. But I know it makes a difference to me.
At approximately 8:45am this morning (7/18/2013) there was a man looking up women’s skirts/dresses as they went down a staircase to the 4/5/6 trains at Grand Central. I first noticed him as I was going down the staircase. He attempted to look up my skirt, but quickly averted his eyes when I spotted him. Once on the platform, I could clearly see him moving his head to see up the skirts/dresses of those who passed by on the stairs. I told him to “STOP LOOKING UP WOMEN’S SKIRTS!”.
Walking to the corner store, a young man and his friends were hanging by the curb. One was doing push-ups, and said to me as I passed, ‘I like the view from down here!’ I told him that was really rude, but he just kept pushing it, eventually insinuating that I would enjoy his ‘nine inch dick’ if only I tried it. Definitely not, asshole. This was 2 blocks from my apartment.