Indecent Exposure in Shaw (in broad daylight)

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Public Safety September 28, 2016 at 2:46 pm

Indecent Exposure in Shaw (in broad daylight)


After work I was walking home from the Metro in Shaw yesterday talking on my phone when a man was standing behind a car. He waved one hand and started talking at me so being the polite person I am, I took out my headphone’s and asked him to repeat what he said. He then responded with “I just wanted to say I’m sorry, I’m peeing” and then pointed his genitalia at me. This is an extremely open area surrounded by various public establishments with working facilities, so there is absolutely no way that this was accidental.

I’m a young female in my early 20’s, so I’m not quite sure what to do when a situation like this occurs. Even though I’ve lived in the District for nearly a decade, This is the second time in two weeks that I’ve encountered men who have deliberately put me in very uncomfortable situations, to put it mildly, and I worry about the frequency with which it now seems to happen. Do I call the police?

(This occurred at 9/27/2016 at 5:50pm on 8th Street NW between P St. and O St.)

Thanks for the input!!

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I would call the police if I were in that situation and give as much of a description as possible. He may have only exposed himself to you but the next woman, child or man that comes along he may actually try to assault them. Always be aware of your surroundings and try to stay as safe as possible. Travel in groups when possible, rather than alone. If you can only travel alone, have you considered purchasing any personal protection products? If so, please respond and I can point you in the right direction.

Blessings and Safety Your Way,


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