I was walking like usual, with one of my iPod headphones in my left ear, so I can still hear any approaching cars or so. I am always aware of my surroundings. I noticed that there was a man walking behind me but didn’t think much of it. He was medium built, wearing black pants with a black jacket, clicking away on his mobile. At some point I notice that he’s walking exactly behind me, as in two steps away, so I thought it be best to just turn around, go in the other direction and let him go past me, what I usually do in such situations. So I turn around, but the bastard turns right with me. Staring at him I watch him put his phone right in front of my face. I realized at that point that he’s been following me, presumably shooting a video or photos. Why else would he stick the mobile in my face. I flipped out. Screaming at him, I snag the mobile out of his hand but he manages to take it back and starts running. I start running behind him and chase him down for half a street but then he takes a turn, so I decide to turn around so I’d catch him from the other side, but he had disappeared. I’m thinking he hid in one of the garages of the apartment buildings in that area.
Why the hell was he photographing me is beyond me. I was wearing black, baggy sweat pants and my older brother’s over-sized hoodie. Other than the pony tail, I swear I looked like a teenage boy.
A man driving in his car saw what happened and asked what’s the matter and said he would drive around and see if he can find him. I kept walking around in the area hoping I’d run into him. I’m not sure what would have happened if I had caught up with him. I wish I had snatched his mobile so I’d be able to find out who he is. I don’t think I’ve ever gotten this angry in my entire life. I wanted to beat the shit out of him so bad. I think he was surprised when he saw that I was chasing him. He wasn’t expecting that.
But all is well. The whole thing is just a tiny incident, and other than a cut in my finger (I think from when he snatched the mobile back), nothing happened. I’m gonna keep taking my morning walks as usual. I hope I run into him again, though.
This is just to say to all you ladies out there to be careful. Be aware of your surroundings. And fight back. Creeps do exist.