From the Forum – Harassed on H Street NE by Uniformed DC EMTs

by Prince Of Petworth June 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm 45 Comments

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Harassed on H Street NE by Uniformed DC EMTs

“Late last night/early this morning (~1:40am) [June 13th], my roommate and I were walking on H Street NE and were harassed by two DC EMTs while they were driving an ambulance.

As we headed west, the two misogynistic cretins driving the ambulance approached us driving east and at first, leaned on the horn of the ambulance as they came to a stoplight at H and 8th–the move was clearly directed at the two of us, as we were walking alone. Not understanding why an emergency vehicle would honk at us, we looked back, confused, at which point the two decided to leer at us openly. In response, I walked into the street to take a picture of the license plate (DC special police/fire/EMT plate 8206).

Though we thought we were safe because the ambulance sped away (made left turn onto side street) and called 911 to report the incident, the EMTs came back around and followed us down the street for half a block, leaning on the horn at us while we walked.

Has anyone else experienced this type of blatant harassment? I attempted to rectify the issue by calling 911 and placing a non-emergency call to the dispatch station (ineffective) and by leaving a message with the DC Fire personnel line, but am wondering if there is anything else I could do to report this absolutely unacceptable behavior.

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