(Closed) Creepy stranger incident -Share your crazy stranger experiences

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Post # 46
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I had an older, very greasy, dirty looking man come up to me when I was picking out meat in the grocery store. When I walked by the sausages, he asked (while being WAY too close to me) if I “liked them nice and thick”. While licking his lips and looking at me in the creepiest way possible. I just got away from him as quickly as possible and didn’t respond. I caught him watching me the whole time I was in the store. I was so happy to be shopping with someone else at the time!

Post # 47
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Helper bee

ana2017 :  No offence to John Lennon or any JL fans but he looks like him essentially. 

Post # 48
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

fiver :  Ughhh worked at borders. This is so accurate. I think because especially working the information desk gives them a reason to approach and unlike cashier there isn’t someone else immediately waiting to be helped next. So they just end up trapping you sort of. Thank god for headsets. I would pretend to take a call and be like. “I’m sorry I’ve got to go.” 

Post # 50
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

That is super creepy…I don’t understand his motive..

 

I find the most common places to run into creepy strangers is either public transit or the mall, and I’ve had my share of creeps:

 

Mall:

  • Some guy follows me into Sephora and pretends to be shopping for his “sister”. Starts asking me for advice about products, so I give him the benefit of the doubt that he’s being genuine about it, but then he asks for my number afterwards.

 

  • Some guy follows me down to the escalator to the underground parking and says, “Excuse me miss, I love your shoes!”. I guess it was ok when he said that, but it sorta got creepy when he proceeded to ask me, “are you a size 6.5?”. I thought asking for that detail was super creepy because I felt like he wanted to chop my feet off and collect them or something. (I’m watching too much Hannibal).

 

 

  • Another guy followed me to my car when I left the department store, and as I was getting into my car, he tried to ask for my number. I told him I have a Boyfriend or Best Friend (at the time) and he tells me, “It’s ok, he doesn’t have to know”. WTF? I just shook my head and drove off.

 

Public Transit:

 

  • During my uni days, there was a random guy at the skytrain station who would ask me for the time. Then after that, he would try to continue the conversation and somehow it would always lead to, “are you Korean”? To which I would say, “No?”. But he would ignore that and ask me if I’ve ever been to Korean, and if I knew what the weather there is like. This happened twice, where I was approached by the same man and he would ask me those specific questions in the same order.

 

  • I was already on the skytrain and some guy gets on at one of the stops. He sits next to me (I was cornered in because I was sitting next to the window) and starts talking to me. He later tells me that he just got out of prison after 7 years, and how good it felt to be out here again.
Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I was putting my groceries in the back of my car one evening and noticed this car was kind of creeping down the lane behind me.  I thought they were driving a little too slow to be just looking for a parking spot, so I tried to hurry and put my cart up and get in my car.  When I went to put my cart up, the person that was parked next to me left, and the creeper car pulled in next to the drivers side of my truck.  I waited around the cart drop-off area, thinking someone would get out of that car, but they didn’t, so I went ahead and got in my car.

After I got in my car, I looked over, and the creeper car driver was fully exposing himself and wacking off.  I kind of panicked and ended up pulling out of the damn parking lot the wrong way and had to u-turn around, and that’s when I noticed that the creeper car was following me!  I called my husband screaming “My eyes! My eyes!” and told him what happened and that the creeper guy was following me.  DH literally thought this was the most hilarious thing he’d ever heard of and told me to “just not stop the car and I’d be fine”.  The guy followed me through 2 stoplights until I turned off onto the highway.  

I called the non-emergency police # to report it, and I still can’t bring myself to go back to that store in the evenings after work like I use to. 

Post # 52
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

I live in NYC, so street harassment and creepy run-ins are part of daily life for most women I know. It sucks and even after nearly a decade, I’ve never gotten used to it. I used to ignore it, but I recently moved to a new neighborhood where it’s getting worse. Lately, I’ve been more forward in calling men out and letting them know it’s not appreciated.

Just yesterday a guy was following me step-for-step back to my apartment during the day and making unwanted advances. I told him I would call the cops if he didn’t get lost. He called me some choice names but made a hasty retreats. Harassers are mostly just attention-seeking babies but I’ve had enough intense encounters that it honestly worries me sometimes. 

Post # 53
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Creep 1: I had a couple of creepy weird stalkery types visit me regularly in my old job which was client facing, one of them was super old, most of his teeth missing, he used to come in and treat my place of work as an afternoon visit to a friend trying to engage in lengthy weird conversations about his “fascinating” life, and trying to extrapolate personal information from me, and every time he would ask me out, sometime with the attempted lure that “eligible bachelors” would be there, and always bragging that he was an author. Eventually he gave me one of his books – a self published self indulgent saga, full of errors, about a new kid in golden era LA (himself). This went on for months. It got to the point when I stopped politely listening and would just ignore him and carry on working at my desk, so he asked if something was wrong and I told him “No, but I’m working and I don’t have time for you”. Shortly after I quit that job anyway.

Creep 2: The other was a young man, 18/19 or so, he would walk past outside and stare at me daily until one day he came in, he had a Very camp demeanour, I would absolutely assume he was gay, started talking to me and when finding out I was Swedish said he had a fetish for Sweden and he needed me for his “collection” because he already had a black girl and and a Russian girl (huh?!). I didn’t know this but he was secretly following me home and knew where I lived. This went on for a while. Eventually he gave me a book on Creationism and said it was important I didn’t believe in Evolution, I didn’t want the book and it also weighed about 10 kg it was seriously a tomb – that’s when I found out he knew where I lived because he offered to carry it home to me stating the building I lived in.

Creep 3: There I was, walking down Kings Road one day, dressed normally, coat and all, and a homeless man who was sitting on the pavement paying no attention to anyone suddenly shouts out at me in strong east London Cockney accent:

“OI, GET YER TITS OUT FOR ME, WILL YA LUV?”

😂 

In another job I encountered a man, approx 60, who believed the CIA was persecuting him, that he had evidence behind 9/11 and the Kennedy assassination and conspiracy theories around Jewish people and that he had a billion dollar trust fund which he wouldn’t touch because he wanted to prove he could change the world on his own merit, I had given my business card before the depth of his weirdness was clear as he was pretending we would do business and he sent me many emails about his world views and theories including what he referred to as proof of what he was saying which would be things like photos of himself with various people he would have mentioned in his long monologues. He had adopted a famous surname age 40 and seemed to be riding on that. 

Weird and creepy comments in supermarkets and elsewhere I couldn’t count if I tried!

Post # 54
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

pecanpie :  i would say yes, I do! They are easier to chop into little pieces and put into omelets 😂 Delicious! 😉 And watch that creepy look turn int a look of terror bahahahaha 😂

Post # 55
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

ristai01 :  no he is a lot dirtier and creppy. JL looks like Jesus  to me.

Post # 56
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Oh I just remebered one!!! When I was about 16-17 I worked at this little take out store in the subway. One day this middle aged  guy comes to buy something and with a very thick Easter European accent askes me if I was of East European descent, I said yes (I dont have an accent so maybe it’s my face? Idk) why? And he said you look like a very beautiful healthy curvy girl, some day you can have beautiful healthy children, too bad I will be too old…. and left. I just stood there like too old for what? To father these children? Okay then. Weirdo.

Post # 57
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

Oh and this! I was with my husband (then boyfriend) at a birthday party for a friend of his friend on a canal boat, the connection was not that close so basically everyone was a stranger to us apart from our immediate group of 5 people we went there with. It was not a huge party and it was not a huge boat.

It was super obvious to me that one guy was staring like crazy at me the whole time, unwavering, just intense staring. Husband and I are not shy of PDA so it would be clear to this guy I was with someone. I told my husband this guy was creeping me out but he didn’t really understand who I was talking about.

We had fun, took photos with our friends etc.

Next day I look through the photos and felt my moment of rectification!  

“Soooo honey, you don’t think there was a creepy guy…? Pretty sure he was trying to kill you with his eyes here and plotting for his moment to kidnap me…?”

Post # 58
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

amb1030 :  I was at a bookstore browsing a year or so ago and some guy came up to me and said I was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen in his entire life. Now, I’m not some scab covered knee cap, but at the same time, I’m no Mila Kunis, so I was just like, “Okay, buddy, thanks for the compliment. You have a great day!” and moved to another aisle. He followed me and continued to express how gorgeous I was. I again thanked him and kept moving on. He continued to follow me and then he started saying what he wanted to do to me (like take me home, etc.)–at which point I started loudly telling him how inappropriate he was being. My mother always said if a man ever approached me on the street, the store, etc. to just loudly start telling him to back off. I did so and, sure enough, once other people started looking over at us and my refusal to “take a fucking compliment” as he said, he called me a bitch and stalked off. I went back to browsing with no further incidents. 

As a woman, I get comments from men on occassion and typically, depending on how innocent they are, I will either half smile, ignore them, or say a quick “thank you” and move on. However, with repeated comments and the like, I have no problem telling a dude to back the eff up. 

Post # 59
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Men are so fucking entitled. My presence is not here for your sexual gratification. He would have gotten cursed out.

Post # 60
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I work with a college ministry (so does my DH) and we were using a community center for some of our meetings. The guy who runs it is probably early – mid 40’s and just has a creeper attitude about him.  I think he just doesn’t think before he speaks, but it was still very weird sometimes!  

My job requires me to stay out in the welcome area for awhile after the meeting starts to greet latecomers and he started coming out of the office to talk to me – but only to me.  Following me around the building, into rooms when I was by myself and trying to get away from him, etc.  He started complimenting me on my clothing choices, asking where I got them so he could tell his wife to get the exact same ones, etc. One day, he saw a pic of Darling Husband and I on my laptop background and told me that he just “had to tell me how beautiful I was!”.  He tried to add me on FB but I kept ignoring the requests.  My Darling Husband is friends with him on FB and the guy makes comments every year on DH’s birthday about “hope your beautiful wife is spoiling you rotten today!”   Those were the last straw and I was freaked out to be alone anymore around him.  Our boss and Darling Husband  both stepped in to make sure I wasn’t alone outside anymore and they started trying to engage him more and keep him away from me.  It kinda worked but he still gave me the creeps and I was so glad to change buildings! 

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