A reader writes in with the following disturbing account:
I wanted to share what happened to me this morning around 10 AM. I had just picked a newspaper and was walking past the corner of Kenmore and Lawrence when I was solicited by a woman I had never seen before. She was across the street on Kenmore and as soon as she saw me she started smiling and motioning to me to come over. I ignored her and she crossed that street towards me and continued to follow. I finally turned around and told her that I didn't want her business. Then the rant started.
For the next half a block she was less than a foot behind me calling me a fag, a faggot, an "effing" faggot. It went on and on, screaming at me at the top of her lungs. Finally, the contractors who are working on our building drove up in their van and I was able to use their cell phone to call 911. The woman continued screaming "faggot" at me and then started yelling at the contractors. They were concerned for my safety and kept the van running.
Kudos to the officers who showed up within less than two minutes to intervene. Kudos for also finding crack and a crack pipe on her. She'll have her day in court.
As a gay man, I'm used to being taunted and called names. It doesn't phase me anymore. But I won't sit quietly while the crackheads and prostitutes try to intimidate my neighbors.
This lady messed with the wrong faggot.