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Recently I had a very creepy experience on the subway.

A had a very odd man sit next to me and start filming me secretly (though obviously not so secretly since I noticed) He also tried to follow me but luckily I tricked him. For more info you can check the video below.

**this is not common AT ALL in Korea, it only happened to me in Seoul because that's where I live. This could, and does, happen all over the world no matter what culture~**

What I hope you take from this:

1. Be aware of your surroundings at all times. If someone sits next to you (even if it seems totally normal) just take a millisecond to recognize that - don't just stay zoned in on your phone.

2. If you feel uncomfortable - get up and move. I didn't do this but I should have. I didn't need to "prove" he really was creepy, regardless of if he was or not, I have every right to just move away.

3. If someone made you feel uncomfortable, trust your gut and keep an eye on them in some way. If I hadn't noticed him earlier, he might have followed me off the train without me knowing.

4. Let someone know where you are and what was up. Even if its just texting a close friend that is dependable "hey I'm at XYZ bus stop, there was a weird guy on the bus lol" just so someone knows. In case something happens to you, it could help people find you.

5. If you see something weird happening to another girl, try to do something. When I see guys getting too close to girls on crowded trains I always try to make it seem like I'm with the girl too so he's outnumbered, or I stare them down so they know they aren't being sneaky.

Be safe out there everyone, and just be alert :)

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that's pretty creepy. I live in New York and I've been followed home a couple of times. During these times I would call my parents or make a B-line to the police station only 2 blocks from my house and walk home with an officer. But I'm glad your safe and I hope you don't have to meet anyone like him again.
@stevieq yikes!! glad you noticed and were quick thinking omg :(
Glad your safe. It does happen everywhere but plz be careful out there this hours for everyone reading this always have something in hand you can use to scare of a certain person. Ex your purse smack that person and run lol but seriously be careful guys
this is great advice thanks
also whenever possible try getting mace (autozone carriers them) and carry a lighter with you in separate pockets using both makes a flame thrower after you have blinded them kick them in the crotch and run away for help. you can also use hair spray if you already keep that on your person.
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Well it makes me feel safer after being raped and stalked from work. Sorry if it seems silly to other people.