Washington, DC

Photo by PoPville reader EW

“Dear PoPville,

I was riding the Red line Friday evening at about 4:30 PM. Between Dupont and Farragut North, a boozy smelling man sat next to me. He kept creeping closer and closer and eventually touched my thigh under a jacket in his lap. I immediately jumped up and started screaming. I asked some of the passengers what I should do and they just told me to call security. I got off at Farragut North and so did the perp. I ran to the station manager to report it since he was still loitering around on the platform, and was told that she couldn’t do anything to help and that if she went down to the platform with me “we would both get murdered”. So much for those “zero tolerance” ads…

I have two questions- wondering if anyone else was a victim this evening (suspect is heavy set Latino male in his 40s, wearing a hat, sunglasses, a white T-shirt and carrying a green jacket). Also wondering what the formal process is for filing a complaint with metro- I would like this incident documented and would like to report the station manager as well.”


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