Jerome's Story

During the Athens Halloween Block Party last weekend I was walking towards my house around 1am when I passed two college aged guys and overheard one of them say to the other, "That bitch doesn't want to come to the party, I'm gonna have to bag her." The two guys then got in a car and drove through the alley and pulled into the path of a woman who was quickly walking up the street. The guys were trying to convince the woman to get into their car. Having overheard their prior conversation I decided to hang around and make it apparent that there would be a witness to their behavior. At that point the woman noticed me there and called out "Sir, could I walk with you?" I said "Of course" and the two of us headed up the street and the two guys in the car didn't follow. I walked her to her car and she asked me to pray for her. I asked her if she was ok to drive and she said yes, so I went home.

Happened on November 3, 2014

Incident reported by target

Bystander Action? Yes

Harassment Types: Sexual