Photo by PoPville flickr user brunofish
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.”