I got into a car with a stranger cuz her name was Samantha and she had curly hair #truestory #InstaSize #ididntgetkidnapped
A man who police say tried to defend a group of women from catcallers landed in the hospital after he was brutally assaulted in Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square early Saturday morning.
Police say the 39-year-old man who was visiting from Texas was walking along 18th and Walnut Streets around 2:45 a.m. when he observed several men inside a Black Nissan pull up next to a group of women.
The men inside the Nissan began taunting and catcalling the women, according to investigators, prompting the victim to get involved.
"The male victim took offense to something that the guys were saying to the girls and said ‘hey, watch what you’re saying,’" said Philadelphia Police Captain George Fuchs.
Police say one of the men inside the Nissan then got out of the car and punched the victim once in the head. The man was knocked unconscious after he fell and struck his head on the concrete
The suspect then ran back into the Nissan which fled west on Walnut. The victim was taken to Hahnemann Hospital where he is currently in stable condition.
"This is a tragic, tragic story," Captain Fuchs said. "Here’s a guy trying to stick up for these girls and he gets victimized."
Police say the suspect’s Nissan had Delaware tags. They are currently looking through surveillance video to see if they can find the license plate number. They are also speaking to a witness at Central Detectives.
And people wonder why women don’t “just say something” when faced with street harassment. This is terrible.
he got ONE punch for saying ONE SENTENCE to defend the girls, and he wasnt even involved. Imagine if the girls had rejected the men in the car and talked back to them.
#and the sad truth is this:#this man tried to defend these women and was assaulted#and it’s NEWS and the police are giving statements about how tragic a circumstance it is#they’re dedicating real effort towards finding these guys who punched out this man#but if it had been one of the women?#if she had stood u pfor herself and her friends?#she’d have been assaulted#and it most likely would have been worse than a punch to the head#and do you know what?#we wouldn’t hear a thing about it the police wouldn’t be releasing statements the news wouldn’t be covering it#(although MAYBE if they were ‘respectable’ young white women)#because that’s just NORMAL#that’s a dime-a-dozen incident#that’s an incidence where the young lady should have ‘known better’#shouldn’t have engaged should have smiled and nervously played along should have ignored them until they went away#what was she wearing what did she say to encourage their attentions why didn’t she just call 911#what were these women doing out walking at nearly 3am they surely KNEW what they were risking#make no mistake#we are only hearing about this in a tone of scandalized concern#because it was an upstanding MAN who was victimized#he did a good thing don’t get me wrong#just understand the differences in the attention that would be paid if the victim was yet another woman instead#(because in accordance with the media and police perspective ‘victim’ is an extension of a woman’s natural state#and that’s not noteworthy; it may be tragic but ‘what can you do’)
Oh thank you 😄