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I wanted an outlet to reach out to warn other Metro riders about a repeat Metro experience where the same man was rubbing himself against young women.Other items:
I've encountered him twice now.
Both times he boarded the Yellow Line toward Huntington at L'Enfant station and gets on the last car.
He gets off at the Pentagon.
This happens between 4:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon.
He will stand behind young women and press up against them closely with his hips, pretending train is too crowded.
The first time I encountered him, it happened to me only, but today I saw him do it to one girl, then when she pushed him off he moved through the car to another woman.
The man is an African American male in his 20s or 30s. He is about 5'10" with a slender build. He has close-cropped hair.
Both times, I've seen him wearing a track suit made of thin material. On March 18, it was black with lime green shoulders. He wore a white watch on his left wrist, and Ralph Lauren glasses that had heavy black frames with clear lenses.
Thanks for getting the word out. Hopefully, this will give other women a heads up. If your readers do encounter him, I advise them to confront the man by looking him square in the face and asking him to back off and give them some space.
Based on my experience, he will move on.
I called the Metro police and gave a description. You should, too, if you are a victim.
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