From the Forum – What to do when you see a (clearly non-homeless) guy peeing in public?

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What to do when you see a (clearly non-homeless) guy peeing in public?

“Yeah, I can hear the jokes already. But seriously, I was walking home this afternoon from the Shaw metro and saw a drunk frat boy peeing on Cleveland Elementary. I’ve come to terms with seeing homeless men pee in the alley behind my house (and, when irritated, will open the kitchen window and yell at them, which is a reasonably effective deterrent) but seeing a guy peeing on a school on a Sunday afternoon – especially since he clearly has a home, friends, and likely a job which would give him access to a legit bathroom – seems a little above and beyond. I yelled at him and took his picture as he slunk away (attached) but beyond that, I’m not sure what to do. First, it seems like it might not always be the safest thing to do to yell at drunk guys peeing while I’m on the street a couple feet away … but I can’t think of good alternatives beyond just walking away and ignoring it, which is clearly what the a**hole expected me to do. Am I right to think that forwarding this guy’s picture to the police is likely to be fruitless?

Thanks for any advice.”

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