I was sitting in a McDonald’s with a younger female friend and two tables over I noticed a young man in oversized clothing leering at us. There were no other people in this section of the restaurant. We tried to ignore him, and then I noticed out of the corner of my eye some repetitive movement. I realized he was masturbating as he leered at us.
I looked straight at him and said, “Stop that right now! That is not okay!”
He said, “I’m not doing anything” and went to the bathroom. I notified the manager on duty, and called the police to report the incident. I’m glad I reported it, and I’m glad I was an example to my younger friend – she seemed scared at first, but was impressed that I took action.
Location: McDonald’s, White River Junction, Vermont