Friday, July 23, 2010

"a car followed me home from Trinidad to Bloomingdale"

See this 7/23/2010 message from a Bloomingdale resident:

I just wanted to share that a car followed me home last night from H Street/Trinidad area (I was driving home, by myself around 11pm). I noticed that he was following very close and that he was making the same turns as I was, but only signaling after I did. As I got closer to our neighborhood, I started to loop back towards the 5th District Police Station, rather than lead him right to my house. Eventually, when it became clear that I was driving in a big circle, he gave up. A minute later I flagged down two patrol men and let them know what had happened and what the car looked like, so they went to search nearby. Also, I called my roommate and asked him to come outside so that I would not be getting out of my car on an empty street when I pulled up at home.

Luckily, I was aware that this car had started following me, and didn't just lead him right to my home. However, I wanted to share my experience, as a reminder to all to keep your eyes open and be prepared to respond to situations that just don't sit right, especially women who are by themselves at night.


  1. This is a great reminder to everyone- thanks so much for posting it. I was told to do this years ago by a police officer - to lead whoever was following you to a police precinct once you realized something suspicious was happening. Brilliant advice and I too had to do it late at night once in MD.... It can be very dangerous to drive unaware and head straight home. Especially for those of us who are headed home to families waiting for us, this could be disastrous - anyhow thanks for the reminder of awareness and safety....much appreciated.

  2. Paranoia. Get over yourself, you're not that special.

  3. Anonymous said...
    Paranoia. Get over yourself, you're not that special.

    that's great you have such innocence about you. i hope you can keep that child-like view of the world.

  4. Nah nigga, I've just lived in DC for 30+ years. That's how it is here. You can't take the heat, take that shit back to Cincinnati.