Let's stop the CTA Wanker
Regular Tattler reader Kimberli is one of several women in the past week or so who have reported an upsurge in the number of creepy wankers who get off on choking the chicken for the benefit of female riders.
But Kimberli wants to share her description of the guy she's seen a few times in an effort to have him arrested. Here's her story, and be on the lookout for the guy she describes. Don't be afraid to call the motorman and 911:
About a month ago, I got on the Red Line at Morse like every morning and sat in one of the single seats that face forward at the ends of the cars. At Loyola, a young man 25-35 got on and sat across from me in the opposite seat. A few stops later, I noticed that he was acting strangely and suddenly I realized that I could see that he was stroking himself through his pants. I was so shocked that I didn't say anything and just turned away. He exited the train at Belmont, I believe, and I thought it was just sort of one of those "Oh, living in the city is so crazy" stories I could tell to my friends back in Michigan.
However, about a week later, my roommate came home from work and told me that she thought the same guy who had stroked it in front of me had completely exposed himself to her while sitting in the same seats. She was also so shocked that she didn't know what to do until she got home and told me about it.
And just this morning, as I sat in those same forward facing seats, this young man got on the train again at Loyola, and, by Berwyn, had completely taken himself out of his pants and was masturbating. I knew that I should have done something, but was paralyzed. I don't know why I didn't do something, but I guess I was both embarrassed and scared to get up and go press the button on the other end of the car. I did get the attention of the people who were sitting near me and told them what was going on, but when I did so, the guy zipped it up and got off the train at Addison, which is where our train was standing.
I have no doubt that this man will expose himself to other women in the future. I want to encourage all women who choose to sit in the single, forward-facing seats to be on the lookout for this man. And for the women and men who sit near these seats, please take care to look out for the women who ride the train. If we all take care of each other, we can catch this guy and stop him before his exposure fails to excite him anymore and he has to go to further extremes.
Details of the man:
- 25-35 years old.
- Clean cut, good looking.
- Wears a baseball cap.
- Gets on the Red Line at Loyola and sits in the second car from the front in single, forward-facing seats.
- Carries a large black backpack, which he uses to shield his exposure to the rest of the passengers.
UPDATE: More on the description from Kate:
- Dark blonde hair, blue eyes, fair to medium complexion, about 5'8" to 6' tall, average build.
Please help me and my roommate catch this guy and stop him from doing this to other women.