So today, we had a small meetup of Homestucks at the Wyoming Valley Mall. Everything was going fine until we sat down in the food court after I donated blood to play some cards and chillax, when these guys came up to us and asked our friend (who was cosplaying Terezi) why she had candy corn on her head and if it was eatable. We kinda shook them off and were like whatever they’ll go away.
However, they came back and harassed us and started throwing around “motherfucker” and called us “Motherfuckas” multiple times. They shoved a camera into Terezi’s face and jeered at her. After a few minutes of this ridiculous behavior, I excused myself to the bathroom and then went to find a police officer or even a security guard.
I found an officer and explained the situation to him and he walked back to the food court with me and talked to the guys who did all this to us and they were then escorted from the mall. The police officer then came over to us and told us that we deserve to have fun just as much as anyone else, and we aren’t harming anyone, and to just let them know if anything was wrong.
If you’re ever EVER in a situation where you feel uncomfortable with what some strangers are doing, or if someone is harassing you in public, don’t hesitate to go talk to the police or even a security guard. They will escort the offenders out of the mall/place.