Here’s the basic facts as I know them.
My sister’s husband was out of town the other weekend and she gets home from a event at the local Zoo for Halloween (Zoo Boo). She was riding with some friends of theirs who dropped her off with my nephew who is 10. They walk in the house and the phone is ringing. My nephew picks up the phone and my sister is doing a few other things. She suddenly realizes he is giving more info out than he should (ie We’re home alone, my Dad is up north for the weekend). She grabs the phone from him and says who is this and it is some freak show who says Ohh so your home alone…. And a bunch of other crap. My sister looks at her caller ID and sees the guys number and that it is a cell phone. She says “ I have your cell # and I’m calling the cops” and hangs up. In the meantime the people who dropped her off are leaving and notice someone in the bushes at the edge of their property and swing around and come back in and get my sister and nephew and take them to their house for the night. The cops say that they can go talk to the guy but this might not be a good idea because it could set him off if he is a psycho. So my sister opts for the police not talking to him. My brother in law is shaken but is working nights next week. My nephew is freaked out and is afraid to go upstairs and is afraid to sleep.
My mother has already called the cell phone number and played dumb, like it was a wrong number and has a name, the fact it is a business phone and that he works at an insurance company.
Now the question becomes what does the general population of Doper’s think should be done. I would stay with my sister but she lives an hour and a half away. My personal feeling is that if they are not going to file a police report my Bro-in-Law should stop in with some friends and “discuss” this with the scumbag in question. It doesn’t sound like this will take place. In which case Sledman is considering placing a phone call to said scumbag and explaining in no uncertain terms my feelings and what will happen if one hair is harmed on either of my nephews’, my niece’s or sister’s head. I would not object to stopping by and making it clear to him also. If it was my wife that was threatened you can be sure a report would have been filed and he would have received a visit. When my family is messed with in this fashion all bets are off.
I realize I am being driven by sheer emotion and would like to see what calmer heads have to say on the subject.