A woman has shared a scary video of a man harassing her on the street and asking her for her phone number after following her on the subway.
Ally Van Roosen, a 25-year-old pastry chef living in New Jersey, filmed the man beating her relentlessly and refused to take ‘no’ for an answer while walking home alone at night.
“What about you white women that make you all so attractive?” the stranger asks her in the clamp she shared on TikTok.
Scary: Ally Van Roosen, a 25-year-old pastry chef living in New Jersey, filmed a man harassing her on the street after following her off the subway and shared the footage on TikTok
Difficult to Get along: Ally was polite but firm when she repeatedly asked him to leave her alone, but the stranger didn’t take ‘no’ for an answer saying he was an ‘alpha male’
‘I’m not sure. I just know that you approached me on the metro and I don’t really need that now, ”she responds politely.
The stranger tries to justify his behavior by saying, ‘I am a man, I am an alpha. For example, if I see a bad girl, I will approach her. I’m not a fool. ‘
“I appreciate that, but I don’t want to talk right now,” she explains. “I try to be as polite as possible, but I don’t really need a supervisor.”
The man completely ignores what she just said and asks for her phone number. When she tells him she doesn’t want to give it to him, he says she’s ‘beautiful’ and that he wants to talk to her ‘just a little bit’.
Ally tells him again that she doesn’t want to talk to him, but he continues to ignore her request.
“I feel like we have a lot in common,” he emphasizes.
‘I do not think so. I don’t want to talk to you anymore, ”she says back.
‘You not?’ the man asks in surprise. ‘Really? Why not?’
Ally insists she doesn’t want to talk to him and adds, ‘Please don’t look at my a ** when I walk away. I really don’t need you to do that. ‘
The man finally stops following her, but he starts screaming when she leaves him.
Harassment: After telling him she didn’t want to talk to him, he asked for her phone number and insisted they have ‘a lot in common’
Terrifying: the man didn’t stop her eventually, but he yelled at her as she walked away from him
“I really don’t like to be harassed,” she tells the camera. ‘This is not okay. And he yells at me. ‘
Ally’s video has been viewed over 1.1 million times and has received thousands of responses, many of which came from women who dealt with this all-too-common form of harassment.
Being followed on the street while alone is absolutely terrifying. I’m so sorry, one wrote, while another added, I saw the fear in your eyes. Why are men like that? ‘
NO is a complete sentence. No further explanation is needed nor “due”. I’m glad you’re okay, ”someone else commented.
A number of people wanted to know if Ally was safe, which prompted her to film a follow-up video about the incident.
‘Everything is fine. I’m fine, but if anything, it was more annoying that a guy would follow you right away if you asked him not to, ”she says. “It took me blocks to start making the video.”
Ally then tells how the man asked her where she was going and that she had to make up a story about how she made her way to her boyfriend’s house.
“I don’t have a boyfriend, but the fact that I had to make that up really sucks – just to get someone to leave you alone,” she says.
‘I live alone in the Jersey area. I just got this apartment so if you have any tips on how to stay safe … I’d love to hear and read about them. ‘