I live in an apartment complex and we are not allow to smoke in our apartment, so I go outside to the designated smoking area. While smoking, two men harassed and stalked me three times and would not leave me alone. I reported this to the landlord and the local police but was blown off, even though I had four witnesses that were willing to give their testimony.
Even after telling this second man NO many times, he would not leave me alone. He doesn’t even live here but apparently takes care of an older gentlemen that does and harasses me almost everyday. I feel afraid and angry to leave my apartment. I have told the landlord here but she will not believe me and even the police will not do anything even after I show them the witnesses and the log I have kept since these two incidents began.
Optional: What’s one way you think we can make public places safer for everyone?
I don’t know. Most the men here are living by themselves and hit on every single women here but when you turned them down they slander you, and have almost everyone here turned against you.
– Kathryn N
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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