Student Rescues Woman from Stubborn Creep on BART

BART photo by Steve Lambert

We all know the situation — a creepy stranger just won't stop hitting on someone.  The creep's inexhaustible stubbornness shrugs off even the most direct signs of disinterest.

Local student and blogger Chris Brecheen found himself witness to such a situation while on a nearly empty BART train:

He waited until the train was in motion to make his move—a true sign of someone who knows how to make the environment work to their advantage.  Then he leaned forward.  “Hi.”  “How you doing?”  “What are you reading?”  “What's your name?” “I really like your hair.” “That's a really nice skirt.”  “You must work out.”

It was painful to watch.  She clearly wanted nothing to do with him, and he clearly wasn't going to take the hint.

How uncomfortable.  What should one do when one sees a victim in this situation?  Awkwardly pretend not to stare while secretly hoping the creep gets the message?  Or should one step up and play the hero?  Brecheen took the latter path.

Read on for the satisfying conclusion to his epic tale.  It's well worth it.

Have you ever helped someone out of a similarly awkward jam?  Was public transit involved?  Let us know in the comments.

Comments (5)

I can kiss away the pain.
I will stand by you forever.
You can take my breath away.

Chris Brecheen, without any clear premeditation, put a different spin on what it means to be not only a man, but a concerned and caring one at that. He succeeded in raising the bar even higher.

Well done, Sir!

Is he some sort of writer or something?

It wasn’t on mass transit but I was at a bar in LA once and came back from the bar to find some douchenozzle fondling my girlfriend’s arm and asking about her tattoos as she tried to shrink into nothingness. I sat down next to him and lightly caressed his arm and told him how much I liked his sick tats. He, of course, jumped up and screamed, “What the fuck, faggot?” and was probably about to pummel me when the entire room started pointing and laughing at him. He quickly left the bar and all was well with the world.