Victim of twerking attack at DC gas station speaks out

FOX 5's Marina Marraco spoke with the victim about the caught on camera assault.

- Two women are accused of sexually abusing a man inside a gas station, and police say they have made one arrest. Surveillance video captured the women "twerking" and touching the man-- and that victim is now speaking out to FOX 5.

The man, who has asked not to be identified, said he was getting gas at the Shell station in the 1700 block of New York Avenue NE on October 7 around 4 p.m. when he was attacked. The video shows the women coming over to the man, and then they are seen twerking and groping him. The man said the suspects also flashed him while he pumped gas and followed him as he called police. 

“You don’t know who these people are. I was afraid of my safety. Like I said, I thought they were either transvestites, or women, or men dressed like women,” the victim said.

PHOTO GALLERY: Twerking woman accused of sex abuse in DC

According to the victim, he asked the cashier for help, and the man behind the counter told him, "What do you want me to do?"

The victim said there were men outside of the gas station who he believed to be pimps, and he was concerned about what would happen to him if he acted in self-defense.

“And then, when I had the idea that they were women, I thought they would have a pimp who was pushing them to be prostitutes who could have been outside with one of the gentlemen that were out there watching and witnessing, could have been with guns to come and shoot me. I did not want to be shot that day," the victim said. 

The victim said he is a teacher and does not want to show his face because of the backlash he has received on social media for filing a complaint. 

Police arrested 22-year-old Ayanna Marie Knight of Las Vegas on Tuesday. She is facing a third-degree sex abuse charge. The other suspect has not been caught.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call D.C. police at (202) 727-9099.


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