Well I knew it would happen eventually. I attracted the attention of a weirdo. I was sitting in a parking lot in what I’ve always considered a safe area. It’s near my go-to sleep spot. I was talking on the phone to a friend and it was around 11pm. I was too relaxed. The place I was at is open late. There were just a few cars in the parking lot. I saw him staring at me with a big evil grin on his face. He had curly hair and a hooked nose. He wasn’t trying to hide his interest in me. It’s like he KNEW I was vulnerable. He went into the store. I decided to change parking lots. I wasn’t worried yet.
The parking lot wasn’t too far away. I was yacking away with my friend and what do you know, all of a sudden there were headlights in my face and the guy drove right up close to my van, gave me the same strange (frightening to me now) smile and left. I’m sure I looked as scared as I felt. He left and I waited a bit, then figured, he’s gone, I’ll head to my nearby sleep spot.
I was still on the phone. I’d told my friend what was happening, of course. I parked and was going to get off the phone soon and go to sleep. Well what do you know? The guy found me. Drove up really close to my car as if to say, “hahaha, I’ve found you again!” This time, I’m furious! The nerve of this guy I banged on my window and he drove away laughing. Creepy!!! I banged on my window with my fist and yelled at him to “get out of here!”
I called my friend C who lives in “my town” and stayed the night with her. I’m so blessed to have her in my life. I parked far from her house (I don’t want the guy to know where SHE lives) and a mutual male acquaintance picked me up and brought me there.
I’m bummed out because this means I’m not going to be able to use that sleep spot for a long time. Perhaps never again….and it’s perfect. In fact, I’m not sure I should free sleep in that town at all anymore! My van is older so somewhat recognizable and I don’t know to what lengths he would go to find it again. I went to an activity last night in another beach city and stayed kind of in between that city and my usual one. I parked next to a house that’s probably worth $4-6 million. Crazy huh? I don’t know where I’ll be tonite.
I bought a cheap alarm system to put on my van windows so if someone tries to break into my van, I will know and hopefully the alarm will scare them off.
I kind of want to lay a trap for this freak, to be honest. Hang out where he can find me, then make a display of power so he knows not to ever mess with me again. That’s just a fantasy though. It would be too dangerous.
Part of the reason I’m posting this is so there is a written record of it somewhere. I have his license plate number too and I’m going to give it to a friend so if anything happens, maybe they’ll be able to find the jerk. I hope nothing happens though!! I didn’t tell the police because, as most of you know, I’m rather afraid of police. I think I’d rather take my chance with the stalker than have a cop asking a bunch of irrelevant questions.
Well, I’ve been wanting something exciting to entertain you all with….hope you enjoyed today’s entry. It’s all true.