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“Hopefully folks can keep this in mind when trying to stay safe.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 27, 2017 at 2:45 pm 11 Comments

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“Dear PoPville,

I had an incident Friday night that MPD refused to take a report for but I thought it would be good for folks to know about anyways. I’m a U Street resident and was returning from my late night shift at the hospital at approx 3:30am last night. I was driving down 17th around the intersection of Q Street which was fairly empty at that hour. A unkempt looking Hispanic man, maybe in his 30’s, wearing a dirty white shirt, tried to flag me down but I did not stop.

I reached a stop sign about a block or so later and the man ran up to the passenger door from behind and pulled the door handle aggressively (which luckily was locked). I cracked the drivers window and told him to leave me alone, thinking maybe he was drunk and thought I was his Uber or something (hey, it’s happened) but the man started yelling at me. I didn’t really hang around to evaluate the situation further but it didn’t seem like there was any way for it to end well.

Hopefully folks can keep this in mind when trying to stay safe.”

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