Oh man, freaked out on the subway

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    Jan 17, 2009 3:50 PM GMT
    I just had the worst subway ride ever. There was a crazy guy. He was making hand gestures on the car like he was shooting everyone and laughing about it. Did it to me and just smiled at me as he did it. Running up and down the train car yelling at everyone. He went up to this one guy and started yelling at him and touching him. When he asked him to stop he raised his hand like he was going to pummel the guy. Then he reached down his pants and I thought he was pulling out a gun. Instead he pulled out his penis and started laughing because everyone was freaked out. He got off at the stop I did and was walking 20 feet behind me. I just ran. Ran up the biggest escalator in the entire D.C metro system, ran into my building, up the 4 flights of steps and locked it. Holy crap. I seriously thought he was pulling out a gun when he pulled out his dick. Jesus.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:10 PM GMT
    Getting back to Virginia doesnt look so bad now, does it? tee hee heee
  • DCEric

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    Jan 17, 2009 4:16 PM GMT
    Yikes.

    / Now I know where you live. Not that that Metro stop should have suprised me.
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:20 PM GMT
    It's the woodley park metro stop i'm at. I think its the longest escalator in the system
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    Jan 17, 2009 4:28 PM GMT
    For the future, ask Metro how to call police assistance to a car, and/or to the next station. Been awhile since I've ridden the DC Metro, so not sure what emergency call devices or buttons the cars have. And what support for cell phones they have, if any, for the underground stretches of the system.
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    Jan 17, 2009 5:23 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidIt's the woodley park metro stop i'm at. I think its the longest escalator in the system

    Second longest....i think Wheatley is the longest

    and they must be awesome....i have ridden up the Dupont Circle one and it's like coming up out of the bowels of Hell.....takes forever. .....that's cuz they had to build the new metro station underneath the old subterranean trolley car station which is underneath all the sewers, etc infrastructure that is under a city's streets.
  • DCEric

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    Jan 17, 2009 7:09 PM GMT
    Yup, Wheaton is the longest escalator in the western hemisphere.
  • MattyC0709

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    Jan 17, 2009 8:56 PM GMT
    Woah that's some scary shit!!! icon_eek.gif

    Well, look at the bright side... you did a good cardio workout running up the escalator. icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 17, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    TheIStrat saidI just had the worst subway ride ever. There was a crazy guy. He was making hand gestures on the car like he was shooting everyone and laughing about it. Did it to me and just smiled at me as he did it. Running up and down the train car yelling at everyone. He went up to this one guy and started yelling at him and touching him. When he asked him to stop he raised his hand like he was going to pummel the guy. Then he reached down his pants and I thought he was pulling out a gun. Instead he pulled out his penis and started laughing because everyone was freaked out. He got off at the stop I did and was walking 20 feet behind me. I just ran. Ran up the biggest escalator in the entire D.C metro system, ran into my building, up the 4 flights of steps and locked it. Holy crap. I seriously thought he was pulling out a gun when he pulled out his dick. Jesus.


    Finally! My brother has been located! My parents will be so happy!
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    Jan 17, 2009 9:20 PM GMT
    Oh my dear lord. I can empathize ...

    I ran into a crazy blind guy with tourettes a few months ago on the blue line ...

    A week after that it was a crazy woman who was very friendly, intoxicated, and still drinking her 40 and smoking in the train. All the way to Farragut West.

    My BF claims I attract crazy people on the Metro ... or that I choose poorly when picking trains ... but I'm relieved to know it's not just me!
  • coolarmydude

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    Jan 17, 2009 9:55 PM GMT
    I would have tripped the guy when he was running in the subway and restrained him until police arrived.
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    Jan 17, 2009 10:00 PM GMT
    Glad you got out of that safe and sound...
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    Jan 17, 2009 11:21 PM GMT
    CMichCoder said
    I ran into a crazy blind guy with tourettes a few months ago on the blue line ...

    I went to college with a guy who had Tourette's. Depending on what came out of his mouth, it could be really embarrassing or really hilarious.
  • NYCguy74

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    Jan 18, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    actually it's the 3rd longest in the DC metro.
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    I know you weren't thinking of much but getting away, but don't run home, cause if he follows you, he now knows where you live, go someplace with lots of people, like a grocery. plus there's lots of cans and heavy things to throw at him.
  • Rookz

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    Jan 18, 2009 1:12 AM GMT
    Caslon8000 saidGetting back to Virginia doesnt look so bad now, does it? tee hee heee


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    Jan 18, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    withHonor said
    Caslon8000 saidGetting back to Virginia doesnt look so bad now, does it? tee hee heee


    Wha? No usual LOLCatz???

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    Jan 18, 2009 1:34 AM GMT
    Like this?
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    Jan 18, 2009 1:47 AM GMT
    Sorry to hear about that. Dealing with crazy on the subway trains are never fun. They just ruin the zen mode you get into before you have to head into work or the relaxing hitch home. There are some crazy people on the Subways in Philly. Last past fall, some loony decided to beat the crap out of a sleeping passenger with a hammer. It was a completely random attack too.

    http://willdo.pwblogs.com/2008/09/09/wacky-septa-rider-hits-man-with-hammer/
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    Jan 18, 2009 1:51 AM GMT
    Oh wow. I was on the metro practically all day today and I have yet to see anyone crazy. I am excited for my time.

    On a different note, I went to the Lincoln memorial for the concert tomorrow just now to check it out and I saw Bono/U2 and James taylor rehearsing! twas awesome.
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    Jan 18, 2009 2:13 AM GMT
    My good friend says, "act crazier and louder than the crazies and they will leave you alone." I agree on one level, yet believe you did the best thing.
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    Jan 19, 2009 4:23 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen said
    CMichCoder said
    I ran into a crazy blind guy with tourettes a few months ago on the blue line ...

    I went to college with a guy who had Tourette's. Depending on what came out of his mouth, it could be really embarrassing or really hilarious.


    The blind guy was just scary ... Mostly he was exclaiming things that would make a sailor blush. At first we thought he was cursing someone out but, if he was, none of us could figure it out ...

    The funniest part, though, was what he said / did when he got off the train. He takes a step off the train onto the crowded platform and bellows:

    "G*d dammit, MOVE!!!"

    I have never seen a crowd of people part as fast as I did that day.