Post # 1
So I just had a weird thing happen…
FI and I moved to a new house in January. It is a brand new community still in the process of being built (in fact the lots on either side of us are empty) in a pretty good area (not the best but definitely not bad). I actually checked before we moved and there were no sex offenders registered here and no police reports for the month prior. So all of this makes the following weirder….
I pull in and about 1 block before I would turn onto my street in our development there is a police car sitting there. So I’m like hmmm weird. Then I notice as I’m turning onto my street there is an unmarked and unfamiliar car with a guy sitting in it to my left. I turn right and there is a car in my driveway that is clearly (to me) an unmarked police car. It had the spotlight thingy and there was a guy in it. My first thought was that we’d had a break-in or something and I happened to be on the phone with my mom so I told her to stay on the line while I found out what was going on (strangers make me nervous!).
So I park on the street and walk up to the guy and he’s like “Is this your house?” and I said yes. He says “well my name is _____ and I’m an undercover police officer. We’re doing surveilance on one of your neighbors, do you know this man?” and shows me a picture that looks like a mug shot. I tell him I don’t know the guy and that unless someone has a dog they walk I don’t know anyone in the community really yet. He says okay and asks if he can stay parked in my driveway. I told him he could stay if he pulled out long enough for me to park in my garage and then he could pull back in. So he did, and I went inside (and turned on my alarm because my mom was freaking out that he wasn’t really a cop and he was going to follow me in and kidnap me or something).
SO WEIRD right? Kind of freaks me out!
Post # 3
I wouldn’t worry too much about it. They might just be looking for someone who is failing to pay child support or something equally not-dangerous. Anyway, now you know who to watch out for! And the police are obviously on his tail so it osunds like it will get wrapped up soon.
Post # 4
You should call your local PD and tell them what happened and ask if they have indeed been doing surveillance or if this is something to worry about. Why would you be freaked out though if it really is the PD? They are actively monitoring the community for safety. 🙂
Post # 5
When I was in high school, the house two doors down from me had drug dealers living there, and druggies and cops both would park in front of our house. We got pretty used to it. A couple months later, there was a drug bust for over $25,000 worth of marijuana! Apparently, the mom had no sense of smell, and had no idea her husband and two sons were dealing. They’re all in jail, but the mom still lives there. It’s a pretty straight looking house too, which is even weirder. Absolutely insane.
Post # 6
That is really strange! I would be freaked out too!
Post # 7
That sounds weird. Just to be sure, I would call the local Police Station and confirm what they told you. Also, assuming it is legitimate, ask why they’re doing surveilance? If it’s your neighbor, you should know! Take care!
Post # 8
That would freak me out too. I hate unmarked police cars. I’d definately be calling the cops to verify this is a legit police officer.
Post # 9
@Bailzoe: i guess i’m freaked out because i dont want there to be anything to surveil! lol i’ve never seen a cop here before (presumably bc there was no need for them). i liked it that way 🙂
Post # 10
Did he show you a badge? I like PP’s suggestion of double checking with the police department. Funny, I thought surveilence guys always hid out in big vans cleverly disguised as flower delivery trucks. That’s what movies and TV has taught me so far.
Post # 11
I agree with the previous posters. I would definately call the local police and ask what is going on. Do you know which house they were referring to? How far down from you? I would be freaked out for sure…see if you can get the police on the phone to explain!
Post # 12
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how creepy! I would be a little concerned too…Mr. L would love this though because he wants to be a cop and I am sure he would try and assist in some weird way. I agree that you should contact the PD to make sure there is an investigation going on.
Post # 13
I would ask to see his badge and ID, they whould always let you see that if they identify themself as a police officer. That way if anything happens or if you felt like it you could call the police department.
Post # 14
I agree with the PPs….and I would be a bit concerned too! I would want to check that it is a legitimate surveillance to ease my mind – you know his name so you should be able to find something out (even if it is just a confirmation that this guy is, in fact, a police officer). As crissycakes said, it wouldn’t hurt to check out his badge to properly identify him either. Keep us updated!
Post # 15
That is creepy! How long did he end up staying there? I’m paranoid too (most likely the side effect of my profession) so I’d take down his license plate number, his shield number and a physical description. I sound insane right? But I work with the most heinous crimes on a daily basis, that kinda crazy is a-ok!
Post # 16
creepy creepy. Call the PD just to double check that it is legit.