CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Scottsdale woman records man harassing her while out for a jog

- Unfortunately, it's a familiar scene.

"This guy is following me!" McKenzie Smalley said.

Twenty-four-year-old McKenzie Smalley, a personal trainer, was out on a run in Old Town Scottsdale when she heard a man yelling out the window of his car.

"You hear it in the video," she said. "'I'm about to park in the street and chase you and get out and talk to you.'"

Smalley already had her phone out and started taking videos of the harassment on Snapchat. At first, she said she nervously laughed and tried to signal to others that she didn't know the man.

"He just wouldn't stop, he just kept saying stuff and I had my phone out already and I started recording and that didn't really phase him at all," she said. "I made it really clear that I was recording. I had my phone out."

Smalley says he created a sort of traffic jame and the worst part was that no one seemed to understand or care that she felt uncomfortable.

"I even said I was going to call the police," she said. "That didn't phase him at all. I have no doubt that he's done this before."

When the man started following her when she changed directions, that's when Smalley said she felt threatened, and she sprinted away in hopes of losing him.

"During the whole thing, there was cars piling up behind him," she said. "No one really did anything. They all just went around him and drove away."

At the end of the day, Smalley knows she's not the first or last woman who has endured harassment on the street, but she says she hopes others will be more aware of what's happening around them and lend a helping hand.

"If you see a situation where you're like, 'hmm... I don't know about this, it looks kind of sketchy or like there might be a problem,' just say something," she said.

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