I was boarding the train with my bike, and I accidentally turned to the car in the very back. When I entered, I felt weird, and I couldn’t pinpoint why; suddenly, I saw a man get up, stand in the aisle, stare me right in the eye and start rubbing his crotch. I like to think of myself as someone who doesn’t get scared easily, but the way he looked at me made me feel like he was legitimately about to attack me, even though there were people in the cart nearby. I felt like prey.
I clumsily stumbled away from him and into the next car. I saw him sit down close to the window, so I went off to the other side of the train. I’m relieved that nothing happened, and there’s a part of me that feels like I’m overreacting, but rape is one of my biggest fears, and today, I think I met a potential rapist. I don’t know how to report the incident, so I’m posting it here.
Location: Caltrain, California, USAShare on Facebook