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The Foot Fetishist Photographer is Back

by Prince Of Petworth June 2, 2017 at 10:00 am 22 Comments


Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish

He’s back…and approaching The $20 for Two $10s Guy in productivity.

“Dear PoPville,

Wanted to share and give a heads up to your readers about something that happened to me yesterday evening outside of the Columbia Heights Giant.

I was walking down Park Road when a middle-aged black man on a bike stopped and asked if I could do something for him. He told me he was on a scavenger hunt, and the last item he needed was a picture of the bottom of a woman’s foot.

He pulled up his phone and showed me a picture that said something about a charity scavenger hunt, which I’m sure he completely made up. He swiped through the other pictures on his phone to show me some pictures of other women’s feet, and said that he’d gotten a lot of points for the scavenger hunt that day, and if he got the most, some amount of money would go to charity. He pulled a nice camera out of his bag and asked me to take my shoes off so he could get a picture.

By this point I was exceedingly uncomfortable and trying to extricate myself from the situation as quickly as possible. I said something about needing to make an appointment and walked off.

Just wanted to share so that other people are aware this guy is out there (and probably not limiting himself to Columbia Heights). Nobody should get scammed into unknowingly helping this guy with his foot thing.”

  • Emmaleigh504

    This guy is relatively tame compared to the Foot Guy at my college. He would pay girls to take their shoes off and walk on his face. Then he would proceed to masturbate while they did it. He preyed on drunk girls coming home from the bars.
    Both foot guys are creep af.

    • Gumball

      Welp. Now I’ve got THAT image in my head. This started off as such a lovely Friday….

      • FridayGirl

        ha! +1

    • DC

      Trump U ’11

    • Anonymous

      One person’s creepy interest is another person’s kink.
      But be that as it may, I think there is a material difference between someone who lays out a fetish and asks another person to satisfy it (your “foot guy”), and someone who tries to trick an unwitting person into satisfying a fetish (this “foot guy,” presumably). I wouldn’t consider the guy in your story to have “preyed” on anyone since he offered – and these women – accepted compensation for what he asked them to do. And I wouldn’t characterize any of the women who agreed to this deal as victims.

      • Emmaleigh504

        Except they only agreed to walking on his face, not having him masturbate while they do it.

  • anon

    I don’t know, but when I’m walking in a big city and a guy comes up to me and asks if I will do him a favor, my immediate reaction is say “no,” otherwise ignore him, and keep walking. I was well-trained by my days of being in college in a much bigger city where men would bother young women ALL THE TIME. We walked everywhere then, and the harassment was constant. I took to riding my bike everywhere to avoid the harassment, especially at night so as to be moving faster and hopefully safer. So, yeah, I’ve never been a woman who would even get into this conversation – don’t give them the satisfaction of interacting with them.

    • Gumball

      I am so with you. It is sad and I hate it but I err on the side of rudeness for my safety. Related–i get to walk past kiosk vendors, clip board holders, ticket hand-er outer-ers, religious pamphlet peddlers, etc etc with ease. I’ve somehow mastered the art of not getting hooked in to any pitch. LOL

    • mwmp

      the instance of street harassment that bothered me most was shouted at me while on a bike….and i didn’t have time to understand what he was saying until later. people are gross at any speed

    • Anonymous

      Yep. Develop the 1000-yard stare.

      • figby

        I avoid all approaches by talking to myself. Not loudly, but audibly enough that they suspect I am crazy. And everyone leaves me alone. Usually I am reciting a shopping list.

  • Kathryn-DC

    LOL yes the DSLR is a big giveaway. Gross. Thanks for the info.

  • kamkelly

    Ughhh this might be the same guy I ran into a few months ago in the Safeway on Georgia. He asked me if I could do him a favor; I hesitantly said “maybe” (usually I automatically say no or nothing at all, but he was limping and seemed like he needed help grabbing something from a shelf). He then said “would you mind taking your shoes off so I can put my fingers between your toes?” Immediately said “NO” and walked away. An older woman stepped in between us, I’d like to think in an attempt to ward him off any further. Thankfully he turned around and went wherever people like that go.

  • textdoc

    I wonder if this is actually the same guy… or a different guy, with the same shtick/ruse.

  • L.

    I know it takes all kinds and all, but I’ve always found feet (especially other people’s!) disgusting, so I can’t fathom this fascination some have. At least this dude asked for the OP’s consent to take pictures?

    • Anon Spock

      He had to to get to the bottom of her feet.

    • Emmaleigh504

      Feet are so gross! I really don’t get the fetish, but like you said, it takes all kinds.

  • FridayGirl

    Speaking of the $20 for two $10s guy, I saw him by the World Bank last week right before I left for vacation. Ugh. I just kept walking and didn’t even acknowledge. I hate people sometimes.

  • ke

    Some of the best advice my dad gave me was, “You don’t have to talk to anyone you don’t want to.” This was basically permission to ignore or be rude to strange men who thought they had the “right” to talk to a young woman simply because she was in public and not accompanied by a man.

  • Joshua

    At least it wasn’t one of the far more disgusting fetishes out there, like the ones dealing with bodily waste and such.

  • Christopher

    Yup definitely not limiting himself to Columbia heights. He just asked my wife for a foot pic on Maple St. In Takoma. Wearing bright purple shirt and red hat.

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