New submission: Jessica’s story!

I was buying groceries at Hartman’s on Bank Street on Saturday when I felt like someone was following me around the store. I tried to brush it off at first because it’s not out of the ordinary for people to take the same path around the grocery store however, this guy wasn’t picking up anything. I thought he had stopped following me once I got to the checkout but when I was outside the store and started walking down Somerset West I noticed he was following me again.

He caught up to me and started asking me for my name and making comments about my body, if he could have my number, if I was married etc. I asked him to leave me alone but he kept following and asking questions.

At the corner of Somerset and O’Connor there were a few people waiting to cross the street and I shouted at him to back off and he finally did. The bystanders around me didn’t do anything. I walked around the block where my apartment is a few times to make sure he couldn’t follow me home. This isn’t the first time that this type of thing has happened to me along Somerset West.