So, Wallycat and LeaHamm, are you saying that all men need to be escorted by women, everywhere they go, for the comfort of the paranoid around them? I truly am sorry for the bad experiences you had, but I don't feel that excuses the attitude that all men should be assumed to be predators.
Personally, unless there is something sinister the man was doing at the time that wasn't reported in the story, I think its the woman who complained at the store who is sick.
When you start to cook, as when you begin to live, you think that the point is to improve the technique until you end up with something perfect, and that the reason you haven’t been able to break the cycle of desire and disillusion is that you haven’t yet mastered the rules. Then you grow up, and you learn that that’s the game.
Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker