A few years ago, I was followed home by two men ( they were separate) in their cars. I yelled at one and he drove away. Another man on the next street followed me too. He asked me ‘Are you Chinese?’ and I shouted at him to leave. Nothing more came from that but I was terrified.
After that, I carried the heaviest can in my cupboard, a can of pumpkin. I kept it in my pocket until my pepper spray arrived in the mail.