According to a story in last week’s Chicago Tribune, the answer is a definite yes!
The article goes on to describe the young man’s report to the police. Officers in the South Chicago police district said the teen was walking on the sidewalk when he exchanged glances with three men getting off a passing bus, police said.
Exchanging glances is a far cry from a stare-down, so which was it? This is pretty important because in many personal safety seminars conducted by police departments they make a point of telling you to make eye contact.
Should you make eye contact or not? More here.