By Emily BrownWETM local newsCHICAGO (AP) A Chicago woman says she was asked by a police officer to leave a Chicago street by a group of men who had a problem with her wearing a bathing suit.
Karen Mcclain says she wasn’t sure whether to come out and say something, but her instincts told her to do so.
She says the men were upset about a comment she made about their hair.
Mcclain said she was walking to the curb when she noticed a group sitting on the sidewalk.
She says a group started shouting at her, saying they were upset.MCCLELL: One of the guys pulled out a large bottle of vodka and he threw it over my head.
The guy on the other side of me said, “No, don’t do that.”MCCLAIN: I was like, what are you talking about?
What did you just say?
I was thinking about the way that you were talking to me and the way I looked.
They started yelling at me and saying, “You look like a prostitute.”MILLER: I started getting scared and I looked over at the guy on my right side and he was like: “I don’t like your body, you look like the one in the picture.”MCCCLELL : The guy was like this and he kept going on and on.
He was like talking to people about how my body looked and I was getting really angry.MILLERS: I didn’t say anything.
He just continued to tell me, like, I look like an asshole.MCCCLIMA: And then they were like, you are not an asshole, you don’t look like one, you should be ashamed of yourself.MLLON: And I was just like, “Well, you know, I’m not really an asshole.”MLLP: Mcclean says she walked away from the group and was chased by several more men.
Mucclain says they started chasing her and yelling at her again.MCLAY: I felt really uncomfortable.
I was scared.
I’m a little bit older and I’m still in my twenties.
I had a boyfriend for six years.MLCAINS: They kept trying to get me to say something.
MCCLEll: I don’t want to get arrested. I don