Texas woman captures the dramatic moment she confronted the man who had been harassing and harassing her at the gym for several months.
Chelsie Gleason, who is known as @justchesslee on TikTok, was recording herself lifting dumbbells at her local Crunch Fitness when the man started circling her and making comments while she tried to ignore him.
The video captioned, “Being female is fun,” and has been viewed more 33.5 million times in less then a week.
Trouble: Chelsie, also known as @justchesslee, was recording herself lifting dumbbells at Crunch Fitness when a man began harassing her
Scary: Gleason jumped away when he got close to her face, yelling: ‘Don’t come near me!’
The gymgoer was doing bicep lifts in the mirror, when the man approached her and started talking about his girlfriend’s personality changes.
“I was just trying… “I’ve never met this man, and he’s been harassing my for months,” she stated using the text-to-voice feature of the app.
“This time I kept my headphones on and tried to ignore him.”
The man appeared as though he was walking away, but he then approached her from behind. Gleason jumped up when he came close to her face, shouting: “Don’t come near my!”
The video has received nearly 50,000 comments and many people demanded that she show it to the gym staff.
“Retired personal trainer, please show this video the staff!” They won’t want this in their gym, I promise! One person wrote.
Someone else said, “You must immediately inform the front desk,” “They will revoke your membership if you have video evidence.”
Not working: She tried to ignore the comments and kept her headphones in when the man started to circle her.
Too close for comfort: The man appeared to be walking away, but then he approached her from behind
Others praised her self-reliance, with one TikTok user stating that this is her ‘true strength.
“He’s been caught and has been banged!” Gleason then shared the information in the comments. “Thank you @CrunchFitness for all your help.”
Two follow-up videos were made by The TikToker. She spoke out about the man’s harassment and said he had been in trouble for stalking another lady.
“I just want to say that all of the staff members at my gym are really, really amazing. She said they were really, really helpful to her, explaining that the man seemed like a “random nice guy” at first.
She remembered how he would approach people at the gym and talk to them, including herself. But then, his behavior became more alarming.
She said, “After weeks and months and weeks of this happening it started getting a little weird.” “Like, why is he approaching? I’ve already told him to leave me alone.
Gleason claims that he used to talk about strange conspiracies, saying that black vans were following his every word. He also claimed that people’s personalities were being altered by these black vans. He also claimed Taylor Swift was his baby.
She stated, “He’s obviously still not all there,” and noted that this went on for approximately two months.
Candid: The TikToker later filmed two follow-up videos in which she opened up about the guy allegedly harassing her for months, saying he was banned from the gym
Terrifying: According to Gleason, he was arrested when he tried to come back to Crunch Fitness, and the police learned ‘he already had a warrant out for stalking another girl’
The staff was aware that he was not threatening at first, but they were alert. Gleason stated that she had a’really terrible interaction with him’ just a few weeks back.
He approached her while she was working out with her girlfriends. He became defensive when she told him to leave them alone. He allegedly called her ‘crazy’ and a ‘b***h.’
She explained that he would follow her around the gym and make strange comments about me, harassing me.
Her ‘gym bros’ would take her to her vehicle to ensure safety. If she was not accompanied by someone, a staff member would accompany her.
Gleason claimed that the man was banned from the gym after her video went viral. But he still tried to return.
“When I arrived at the gym last evening, they informed me that he tried coming back and the police were called,” she shared. He was taken into custody and they discovered that he had a warrant for stalking another girl.
Many commenters advised her to get a temporary restraining order against him, insisting that he wouldn’t come after her if he was sentenced.
“I have 15 years experience in law enforcement.” Get a temporary restraining Order and ALWAYS pay attention to your surroundings when you leave the gym,’ one person wrote. Another person added: ‘File an emergency restraining application. Because he will be released quickly.
“Be careful out there. Stalkers won’t stop because they are afraid. Get the suggested restraining orders,’ someone else agreed.