“I would like to ask neighboring friends and residents to keep an eye out for similar occurrences.”

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“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to inform you of a situation that happened Saturday night around 11:30 between 18th and 19th on S street NW. I was walking home from Adams Morgan when I turned left onto S Street, NW. After walking less than 100 ft west down the block, a Hispanic or Middle Eastern man maximum age 40 and max height 6’0 stopped when we made eye contact. He then proceeded to either masturbate or urinate in my direction and continued to do so for multiple seconds as I approached. I have a lot of trouble believing that it was not sexually motivated, due to his hand placement and movements. I felt very uncomfortable and crossed into the street immediately while readying my keys only to sprint to my door from the middle of the street. Once I was safely inside, I immediately called 911. After than 2 years living in the neighborhood, this is very disturbing because I have never felt unsafe walking home, even MUCH later at night. I would like to ask neighboring friends and residents to keep an eye out for similar occurrences.”

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  • Wow, I live two blocks from here. Thanks for the heads up and so sorry this happened to you.

  • If it is the same guy, he has been around for years. I encountered him at 18th and T. He was in an old dark colored four door car. He asked me for directions which I began to give, only to realize what he was doing as I was taking to him. I walked quickly away, and gave the license number to police. Turns out it was not in the system – a fake plate, or I had simply written it wrong. I took to calling my husband when I walked home from then on, and not a week later he pulled up next to me again, while I was on the phone. I was able to shout loudly that I was on the phone with the police. He sped away. Same license plate. I have two other friends who have had similar experiences in this area. This was years ago, but I wonder…Creep.

    • He’s escalating if he’s now so brazen as to be leaving his get away vehicle and approach people on the street. It’s only a matter of time before he escalates again. We need to catch this predator.

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