Public Harassment: My friend and I were laying out on the sand…

My friend and I were laying out on the sand at Brighton Beach and at some point we noticed that this guy had sat down behind us, a bit close. We didn’t think too much of it but the tide rising made us move to another spot. The guy then moved too and sat behind a woman who was by herself. It was then that we noticed that he was masturbating while watching her. She moved when she noticed and as she walked by us, we asked her if she was ok. The guy then followed her and my friend decided to call the police (who never showed up). We both intercepted him before he could get too close to her and told him to leave. Without saying much, he left the beach. I’m angry that this guy thought he could do this without anyone’s consent and I’m disappointed that no one else did anything. But I’m glad that together my friend and I checked in with the woman, spoke up, and got the guy to leave. I’ve take a few of Hollaback’s workshops and that helped in knowing my options (the 5 D’s) and taking action.

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