Dani’s story: “I was terrified so I ran off of the bus.”

Ok, so wow. I wasn’t going to post this because I was just gonna let it roll off of my shoulders but after giving it some thought I realized I need to share it. I am college student living at home so I have to take the bus to my school. Last year I was on the bus with my friend, but it was crowded so we got separated. When we finally got to Bridge Terminal I felt a hand on my shoulder so I turned around. It was an older man, much older than myself. He looked me up and down and said “You look damn fine today.” At this I was terrified so I ran off of the bus and found the friend I had come with.

Another day I was travelling by myself on the 60 and he was there again. This time as I passed he reached out and grabbed my wrist. I think he said something about the weather, or warned me not to fall on the ice. I’m not sure because I was so terrified. He than let me go and I ran into my school.

I had almost forgotten about him until today, when I was actually very frightened. I got on the 60 with my friend to head to school. The same man was in front of us and I sent my friend a text explaining why I was suddenly scared. After a moment my friend and I began talking normally. When the man heard my voice he immediately got up out of his seat and sat right beside me across the aisle. At the next stop my friend and I switched seats in an attempt to get me away from him. After this the man than got up and went to sit behind us, thankfully my friend looked up as he did this and he sat a few seats away. I was scared because I didn’t know what this man was trying to accomplish.