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post #1 of 28
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I am so scared right now.... I'm just freaking out. I took Zissou for a walk and this guy was like, sitting there screaming and freaking out and I think he was on acid or something the way he was talking... anyway he tried to stop me and started trying to play with Zissou I had to stop a minute to pick her up and carry her away, and then I like went home the back way, and checked and made sure he wasn't following me but I guess he was and like he was trying to get in my apartment and wiggling the knob and standing outside screaming and the police came and arrested him but I'm stiill so freaking scared I just can't go tosleep but I'm so tried. I called my roommate but he's mad because I wanted to play poke r and he keeos hanging up on me I don't undertsnat that. I'm sory I don't like to dump stuff like this on people but I';m just so scared and he;s gone now because the police came but I just can;t get over it

post #2 of 28
its ok, take it easy. He is gone. you & kitty are safe.
how about a nice cool drink, and watch a little Tv or a good book,.
post #3 of 28
Thread Starter 
Thank you.
I'm starting to calm down a little... I'm having a drink. I wasn't planning on drinking tonight but... circumstances warrant. And watching "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" on DVR.

I don't know what he was planning to do, or if he was just tweaking out or whatever.

It was really freaky the stuff he was saying. Yelling about WWIII and Bush and why I wouldn't let him in to tell me about it, and how I had a wild animal (I'm assuming it was Zissou) in my apartment, and other stuff I don't get.

He had to come three buildings over, inside, and up three flights of stairs. Why did he need to yell this tsuff at me instead of just at the air, you know?

Maybe I'm overly sensitive. But I'm kinda shaken....
post #4 of 28
of course, most people would be shaken if some crazy guy started to follow them in the middle of the night and wanted to talk Politics.. heck that would worry me also

But i would bet you right he is high on something.

well he was yelling the stuff at you cause you where the one that he saw, that's the only reason, did he look like a student?
post #5 of 28
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It was hard to tell... I was trying very hard not to pay much attention to him. He wasn't much older than in his 20s or so, so he was probably a student here, or a recent drop out or something.

There were other people around, I guess I was the closest or something. Who knows why people high or incoherent decide to harrass the people they do, I guess.

Zissou really wanted to go out. I feel bad, everything was going fine, we were right outside the door and then I wante dto go down by the pool a little ways, you know, and we got over there and this happened, i picked her up and she could tell I was freaking out. I feel bad for stressing her out, but it was obviously necessary.

I',m so glad someone else had already called the police or they were driving by or something. I didn't even have time to call them by the time they got here. He stood oiutside yelling awhile and then came inside up to my door. I was about to though, you can be sure!

We don't even have a deadbolt on the door.

I can't wait to move next weekend.
post #6 of 28
those types of things Can happen any place.
must have been seeing that wild kitty you have, but yea, who knows why he started that.

you have everything packed up and ready for the move?
post #7 of 28
Poor you! That sounds just awful.

Of course you would be upset afterwards. How are you and Zissou doing today?
post #8 of 28
Oh, I'm upset for you just reading your original post! You must have been very frightened...I know I would have been. But you did the right thing in calling the police. You just never know what he might have capable of. Thank goodness you're safe now!

You must be anxious to move now!

Hope you slept okay.
post #9 of 28
I would have reacted the same as you. That is scary!
You are okay now, in your home with your sweet little kitty. Try to relax.
post #10 of 28
I hope everything is okay sweetie! Stay safe okay?
post #11 of 28
Thread Starter 
I think everything's okay now... I could only sleep for like three hours

Hopefully I'll be able to take a nap later this afternoon.

I'm doing some serious packing this weekend. Zissou is fine, she's sleeping sprawled on her back in a ray of sunshine.

Thank you all for the calming vibes!
post #12 of 28
It IS scary!! But the cops got him and have him under control! Just be aware of youor environment and oyu will be fine!!
post #13 of 28
Wow I'm so sorry you had to have a scare like that. My husband works early in the morning so he has to leave at 4 and I have a hard time sleeping after that. Luckily though the police have taken him away and I doubt he'll even remember what happened. I'm glad your moving though so you can feel safer. *Sigh* people are scary
post #14 of 28
You have every right to be scared. I would've called the biggest scariest looking guy that I'm friends with, and begged him to come over....even if you have to buy him a case of beer for next weekend. That is really frightening...thank God you are moving.
post #15 of 28
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The biggest scariest guy is my roommate and he was being a jerkface. He actually accused me of lying about it to make him come home. (We had been fighting a little before he left for the evening and then he wouldn't answer his phone when this happened). He's a freak show sometimes. Another reason I'm glad I'm moving.

It was very scary. I'm too tired right now to be scared but hopefully I can sleep tonight I feel icky.
post #16 of 28
OMG you must have been crapping...I am so glad you are okay. What a freak!

I am scared of this stuff happening to me when I'm by myself..Eeeeeek!
post #17 of 28
Wow. That same thing happened to me not long ago, and after the police came & got the guy..I havent seen him scince. Maybe he moved by you. Yikes.
This guy was also yelling about wars, and cussing up a storm. He was just walking down the road screaming incohearent things. He was walking really funny..As if he was on drugs. He caught me looking at him through our window, and started screaming really mean things at me.

He then later pounded on our door, and was spraying our building with stainless steel cleaner saying he was going to cremate us all. I was home alone with the baby at the time, and I had called the cops so many times..They weren't getting here soon enough. It was so scary. But really..I think he was on acid too. My mom said she's seen the guy before, and he was a vietnam vet, and was probably having a flashback plus being drunk and on drugs. I didnt think he looked that old. Not at all..I thought upper 20's. But he's either in jail, or he moved because I havent seen him scince the cops picked him up outside of our house.
I know how you feel girl. It's those times when you think "well holy crap, if this man gets in my house, I'm not really sure what I'll do." And that feeling is scary, especially when you think these people are on drugs or something, because they are un-controllable. Yikes. It will get better, hopefully you wont have to see him ever again.
post #18 of 28
Thread Starter 
Lilleah, that was the scary part. I couldn't quite put my finger on what was freaking me out so much. It's bad anytime someone is trying to get in your house and you don't want them to, but it's so much worse when the person out-of-their-mind on drugs and you have no idea what the heck they want, or would do! I was thinking the whole time, because he was screaming about how I shouldn't have a wild animal in my apartment (referring to Zissou) that what if he tried to do something to her?

Okay I have to stop playing the what-if game or I'm really gonna freak out. People who behave totally unpredictably are always scarier than normal people.

Trouts mom.... yes. Yes I was.
post #19 of 28
lord that is nuts!
thank heaven for the men in blue!

I wanna learn how to stab people....yeah! teach creepy jerks a lesson! take out their eye balls!

just kidding you guys!
But taking a self defense is a good idea. My sorority had a selfdefense instructor do a 2 hour seminar for us....was the most vital 2 hours of my college experiance . well kinda!
post #20 of 28
OMG I know what you're feeling.

About 3 years ago I was walking down a strip mall with both the boys. An older man came up to me and asked me for money. I told him I didn't have any and kept walking. He started screaming and yelling at me and the boys who at the time were 5 and 1. I kept walking trying to ignore him when he started kicking cans and throwing paper at me saying things about "babies having babies" (I was 24 ) and how he wanted to be president. Good thing a friend of mine worked in one of the stores and came out w/her cell phone and called the cops. Apparently he was known for doing this to people. He lived in the woods nearby and terrorized all the employees also. The cops took him to jail that night for intoxication.
About 3 weeks later I seen him walking down MY street. I didn't go outside for the rest of the day w/o DH!
post #21 of 28
You poor thing! You need a hug! I'm sorry to hear about your scare tonight. I'm glad you and Zissou are alright. If it puts your mind at any ease, if he was on something, which it sounds like he was, he probably won't remember where you live or how to get back. I would take a little extra precatution and have some pepper spray on hand. I remember from a previous thread that you don't like guns, so since that isn't an option, a good pepper spray will work. Colin, my boyfriend is a police officer and was a lt. in the navy prior to that...He had to be pepper sprayed 2 times for those jobs- he said that it definitely works...and that is a very good alternative for ladies that aren't comfortable with weapons. Also, I've heard that those little fog horns work very well too- because criminals like dark and quiet atmospheres.....A loud noise like that would frighten most criminals away. I hope you can get some sleep tonight. I definitely know what it's like to deal with weirdos- i live in a really bad neighborhood...that's why i usually stay at Colin's house, his neighborhood is safe. Try to get some rest
post #22 of 28
Oh you poor thing! I'm soooo glad you are ok! How awful!
post #23 of 28
You poor thing!!!! I bet your housemate's feeling guilty today!! And if he's not, then he's an idiot.....

I think I have a pretty good idea of how you feel... I once had my car broken into - I got back to it, the door was ajar, and they'd raided the coins in my car. It was so minor, did barely any damage (slightly damaged a lock), and only took probably less than a dollar, but I was so scared!!!

I can only imagine what I'd be like in a situation such as yours!! Lucky you had Zissou there to keep you company.

I hope you sleep better tonight. Take care!
post #24 of 28
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My roommate's gone for the weekend actually. So it's just me and Zissou. But I feel okay. I think you guys are right that he won't remember how he got here, all the buildings are identical and I don't have anything on the door. This dude was off his head.

I mentioned that as I walked by he was trying to play with Zissou, he was actually rolling around in the grass making "cat" noises. It's weird the whole time he was more focused on Zissou than on me. Which of course made me scared and go into "angry mother" mode. If he tried anything with my cat he'd have gotten a kitchen knife in his eye.

DixieDarlin that does sound scary. That sort of thing happens on campus too, but it's usually not directed at anyone specific. They just yell things at the crowds walking to class. I don't know how I'd react in a mall with some guy just yelling at me!

StarryEyedTiger, I'm getting some pepper spray for sure after I move. This neighborhood is actually pretty safe. Next Saturday I'll be moving to an urban area.

I slept for 13 hours just now. I went to bed at 11 and just woke up, and it's noon. Gracious me, I haven't slept that long in months! Guess I was tired.

Thank you guys all. You're making me feel better!
post #25 of 28
I'm glad you're feeling better - pepper spray is definately a good idea.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post

StarryEyedTiger, I'm getting some pepper spray for sure after I move. This neighborhood is actually pretty safe. Next Saturday I'll be moving to an urban area.

I slept for 13 hours just now. I went to bed at 11 and just woke up, and it's noon. Gracious me, I haven't slept that long in months! Guess I was tired.

Thank you guys all. You're making me feel better!
I'm glad to hear you're moving to a safer area. I hope you don't have any more problems before your move. You'll have to post some pictures of your new place when you move! . I hope today's going better for you!
post #27 of 28
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Actually the new neighborhood is significantly less safe. Sorry for being unclear . I was almost robbed at gunpoint here in late February (actually the reason me and my ex broke up, long story) and a few other people were robbed at gunpoint a couple hours after me in the same place. It was like, the story of the century. People were freaking out. (I was safe, don't worry, but don't tell my momma!)
Where I'm moving, this happens weekly. The convenience store a block down is like, robbed once a month. Thusly the pepper spray. Someone was shot to death last year in the street behind me. It's messed up. That's what you get in the University area when it's in an urban area, I guess. My apt is expensive for what it is, because its so close (the ones two blocks down are 900$/mo for a studio!) to campus but there's all this crime.

Today is going well, I'm finishing my thesis finally, just working out some formatting and citation issues.

I'll try and get you some pics of the new place, but I don't own a digital camera. The one I've been using is my roommate's. Perhaps I can scan some pics in from my camera (a 1983 Nikon, complete with massive detachable flash, and you have to adjust the lighting and everything-- I love it!)
post #28 of 28
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Originally Posted by Zissou'sMom View Post
Actually the new neighborhood is significantly less safe. Sorry for being unclear . I was almost robbed at gunpoint here in late February (actually the reason me and my ex broke up, long story) and a few other people were robbed at gunpoint a couple hours after me in the same place. It was like, the story of the century. People were freaking out. (I was safe, don't worry, but don't tell my momma!)
Where I'm moving, this happens weekly. The convenience store a block down is like, robbed once a month. Thusly the pepper spray. Someone was shot to death last year in the street behind me. It's messed up. That's what you get in the University area when it's in an urban area, I guess. My apt is expensive for what it is, because its so close (the ones two blocks down are 900$/mo for a studio!) to campus but there's all this crime.

Today is going well, I'm finishing my thesis finally, just working out some formatting and citation issues.

I'll try and get you some pics of the new place, but I don't own a digital camera. The one I've been using is my roommate's. Perhaps I can scan some pics in from my camera (a 1983 Nikon, complete with massive detachable flash, and you have to adjust the lighting and everything-- I love it!)

Well, if it's any comfort to you- i live in Memphis- a really bad part of Memphis.So sometimes it get's scarry- the main thing is to stay alert, and be prepared. If you can keep a calm and level head on you, you should do just fine. I would take some extra precautions though- Contact a local security company and see if they will give you some security stickers to put on your window- most companies will . I know ADT does around here, even without purchasing an alarm system. Also, stick to the pepper spray idea and i would definitely purchase a fog horn too- the lound noise would detour would be criminals. Also, make sure you purchase good locks for your door and always have your keys out to go in your car or your home so that you're never digging through your purse without paying attention to your surroundings. Keep safe, and good luck with your move! . Also, i've installed motion sensor lights around my duplex- they come on whenever someon drives up in the driveway or walks by- they're a great idea for single women. Good luck!
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