Glop-Top!v2YqWLQgu. No.9135[Last 50 Posts]
I put a guy in jail today using the power of pony.
STARTS OUT LIKE THIS: First off, I gotta point out I'm a girl. Not out of DOOT TOOT attention seeking but as an essential part of the story. So I'm on the bus, sitting next to the window and riding along and etc. Guy sits next to me, no biggie.
Then I feel what I think is his hand on my flank, squeezing. So I'm a fluttershy, and I give him the benefit of the doubt. I scoot forward on my seat, away from his hand, just in case his hand was asleep and he didn't realize or whatnot. Nope, his hand moves forward and continues to grope me. I'm VERY upset right now due to flashbacks from when I was a kid to other groping incidents and I'm NOT a happy camper.
So I stand up to try to move, and his hand is STILL on my flank and he moves his legs so he blocks my way. The bus stops at the transfer center and the guy walks off, giving me a smirk. I'm NOT happy, not at all. So I decide to tell the bus driver.
The bus driver starts to blame ME (seriously) and asks OH WELL WHY DIDN'T YOU SCREAM AND HOLLER (because I was scared and flashbacking to a rape as a kid?) and WHY DIDN'T YOU MOVE UGH (I tried to move, I moved away twice and tried to walk away from the seat but he wouldn't let me). I gave her a detailed description of the dude (seriously, he was dressed REALLY distinctively, to the point it surprised me) and pointed him out since he was standing right outside the bus.
I wasn't going to say anything to her but one thing that these silly ponies has given me the courage to do is to stand up when somepony wrongs me. I ended up missing my transfer to a bus to take me to a very important job placement interview to give this report because I knew it was the right thing to do, if not for me then for other ladies. The driver's response? She told me that she refused to take a report because I didn't "move" and "scream" and that it was my fault anyway and etc.
Needless to say, by now I am crying and I get off and take my bus home. Now, I go home and I think and I wait for a few hours because in the front of my mind is her telling me that nothing could be done about this and he'd get away scott free. But I remember reading about other bus groping incidents in the news and I think that enough is goshdarn enough and I call the Metro people themselves. Once again, it was thinking of both Fluttershy's bravery when standing up to monsters, Applejack's admitting she needed help, and a dash of pinkie giggling at the ghostie that got me to gather my own strength for this.
I was smart enough to take exact details of the line, the time I was riding it, where it stopped exactly, and the name of the exact bus. They sent over an officer, and while I was blubbery and crying the cop was shockingly nice and even hugged me. He'd be a total Applejack, all about getting things done while being considerate as can be. He even offered to hug me twice! And he NEVER made it feel like it was my fault.
He gave me my case number and a source of information and told me I could call him if it ever happened again, if I ever saw the groper again, or if I needed somepony to talk to so he could give me some more resources. I waved goodbye and he left and I felt a bit better.
No less than FIFTEEN, kid you not, FIFTEEN minutes later the officer knocks on the door.
They found the dude and needed me to identify him. Apparently he was STILL hanging out at that bus transfer center, just...doing nothing, I guess? I didn't ask. I went down, and it was DEFINITELY him. It was a little spooky, but that ghostie couldn't hurt me, and if he thought he could he had another thing coming.
After he's identified and sent off I end up being told that he has a series of warrants out for his arrest and that he'll be in jail and such.
So, ponychan, today I was told by somepony that I can't do anything when somepony gropes/molests me, and instead I went NO WAY and did something. Hopefully he won't be groping any other ladies anytime soon.
This is the first time a dude who has done something bad to me (I've been in physically abusive relationships and molested/raped) has been brought to justice, and it feels GOOD, pony.