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CREEPY GUY follows me to my apartment

I was walking back to my apartment just now and I passed a guy (He was dressed nicely, and carrying some grocery bags from Ralph's grocery store down the street). I was walking faster than him, so I passed him at the crosswalk, then I heard some talking behind me but couldn't make out what it was so I turned around, and the guy had caught up to me apparently saying "excuse me."

When I made eye contact, he said jestingly, "What you think I'm talking to myself?"

Me *still walking*: "Oh sorry, I didn't know you were talking to me."

Him *keeping up with me*: Where are you from? Do you go to school here?

Me: Oh yes I do! I'm from around here.

Him: Nice. I live around here too. Where are you headed?

Me: Margan.

Him: We're neighbors then! I live right next door.

Me: Oh that's nice. :) What a coincidence! *almost at the entrance to my apartment now and he follows me to where I have to swipe my card to enter*

Him: *pulling out his wallet* Do you mind giving me your number?

Me: Ohh... umm.... *rummaging through my bag to get my key card out*

Him: Here, let me give you my card (his business card with his info on it) and maybe if you're free -- *then I cut him off*

Me: No, I'm sorry, I'm not interested *found my keys!* Sorry I have to go. *Then I entered my building and never looked back*

CREEPIEST THING EVER.

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Calai ranted 8 years, 4 months ago.
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Mmonkey commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

that's why online dating is more popular now...

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anonymous commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

*Hint***Hint*

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DV8-DX-pected commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

Yeah, I can see how that can be creepy. Something like that can seem quite innocent (him just wanting a date) but if you got that "creepy vibe," I'd say LISTEN TO IT!! I think women are extremely intuitive! It's a self-defense mechanism, so don't ignore it- and DON'T put your guard down!

For future reference, I would refrain from giving him anymore personal information about yourself. I know you were caught off guard, but try to think back about what kind of personal info you may have given him. Then try to evaluate the worse case senario, and prepare yourself for that. I don't mean to sound paranoid, but it's certainly better to be safe than sorry.

I would give somebody a description of him, and let others know what happened, just in case you need somebody to back you up later. And make sure you keep your doors locked! You just never know.

I hope you don't live there alone! Please don't answer that on here! LOL! But seriously, if you do, it might not be such a bad idea to look up sites like "Megan's Law." I know this has nothing to do with child sex crimes, but if he's committed sex crimes, there's a possibility he might be on there. They have photos, so you can search based on what he looks like. iPhone (if u have one) has a predator application too. It's free. They also display photos. I have a daughter, and I browse these sites every so often to make sure my daughter and I are more aware of our surroundings.

I would take a few moments to google similar websites too, just in case. Most are pretty accurate in displaying sex predators in your area (most display their addresses) so you can become familiar with your surroundings and hopefully recognize those who you might come in contact with.

Don't lose sleep over it. But just be cautious. It's always good to be prepared for anything so that you can handle yourself if anything (God forbid) should occur.

Sorry if I sound crazy paranoid, LOL- but because I have a child, I'm also thinking in terms of her safety as well and simultaneously to giving you this advice =-) So don't forget to tell your mother you love her! Haha ... ;-)

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Calai commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

Thanks. :)

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elle commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

Honestly, "creep" is the common reaction when females aren't attracted to a guy unless he's blinding your eyesight with loads of cash. Persons still a creeper, just your perception of things. It did seem plausible that he lived within a couple blocks radius but definitely not in the same complex seeing as how you had a key and he did not. He could've been walking to the store or maybe to his car but he crossed a street so more likely walking to/from Ralphs.

It did seem a bit creepy though considering he was seemingly lying about living near you in order to follow you and try and get a date/give you his contact info; being way too forward aggressive. The situation as you've described does make me think hes a creeper though so nice one. Maybe if you casually ran into this person during daylight in a grocery store, things would be different but during the evening or if alone/secluded, no foul for being more defensive & on-guard.

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DV8-DX-pected commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

Are you serious?! Damn!! Has that time come for me- where I've TOTALLY lost touch with current slang?! Great! Now I feel as OLD am my mom!! LOL. I was already depressed about hitting that 30 mark!! LOL!! Whelp, thanks for that slap of reality! Haha

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elle commented on this rant 8 years, 4 months ago.

Aww sorry, it's just a commonly and loosely used term nowadays with the new gen female populous. No worries, a 30 mark doesn't mean you can't be hot or a cougar :)