There’s a whiteish skinned man with freckles on 18th Street near California almost every day that I walk by to work around 10am. He loiters in that area wearing a white cap (looks religious), big black coat and backpack, carrying a large trashbag in each hand.
He tries to spit on me, at least in my direction, every time I walk by. When I try to cross the steet before reaching him, if he spots me, he actually will pursue and cross the street as well.
I really don’t know what to do. Is spitting harassment worth calling cops? I noticed he doesn’t spit on men, and I have never seen other women around to know if he spits on other women or not. I’m female in my early thirties. What can I do?”
Ed. Note: You may wish to connect with the DC Mental Health Mobile Response Team.