Man Follows Woman Into Bathroom
A Dallas woman was questioned about her gender by a man who followed her into a bathroom because he said she was "dressed like a man."
Jessica Rush told KXAS-TV she filmed the last seconds of the encounter on her cell phone Thursday afternoon at the Baylor Medical Center in Frisco, Tex. She saw the man approaching here and she said this....
"My first thought was
'I'm about to be attacked' just because I am 5 [foot]3, female," Rush said. "I understand one thing if you are like a cop of the Dallas Police Department, but just some random guy coming in I think is absolutely absurd and inappropriate."
"When I saw you enter...I thought you was…," the as-yet-unidentified man said.
"A boy?" Rush replied. She was wearing a t-shirt and basketball shorts.
"You know it's difficult," the man said with a shrug as he walked away from the bathroom. "You are dressed like a man. Of course, you are dressed like a man, so…"
He later told Rush he was "confused" when he saw her go into the bathroom and went into the restroom with his mother "to make sure she was good."
Baylor Medical spokeswoman Julie Smith said the incident was not reported and therefore isn't being investigated by hospital officials. Representatives for the Frisco Police Department didn't immediately respond Monday afternoon to a request to know whether police are reviewing it.
Rush, who didn't immediately respond to a request for an interview, wrote on Facebook saying "Welcome to my world" and asking, "Do you actually think I would choose this life?" She shared local and national news reports as word of the video spread over the weekend.
"To make things clear, I stand for safety of humans in all race, gender, height, age, sex, etc…" Rush wrote on Facebook. "There are no sides..Crimes are crimes, inappropriate pictures and pedophiles should be held accountable, and using the bathroom shouldn't ever be this big of an issue...