A creepy stalker dude punched me last night! My fiance Beth and I are walking back home late (1am) from the subway and notice this weird guy carrying a stick following a young lady who left the station just ahead of us. He’s walking in the street about 50 feet behind her, we’re 100 feet behind him. Instead of turning and heading home when we reach our street, Beth suggests following them further, just to make sure nothing happens, well it did.
The young lady sped up and ducked into a deli, so did creepy guy, and we followed. Had a quick chat with her and decided to head back towards our building together which should scare him off, only it didn’t. He followed us back yelling and threatening, until we ducked into yet another deli (Thanks 24hr deli guys!) and called the police. Figuring we’d be best off in the doorman building a stone’s throw away (we figured wrong) we get the deli guy to come out with us and the four of us walk over to the building together, with this creep still mouthing off and following.
We get to the building and the doorman lets us in, just as the girls were heading up the stairs, creep runs up and slugs me dead in the face! I think he was a bit put off that his surprise punch didn’t knock me over because he decided that he didn’t really want to hang out much longer when I started walking back in his direction.
Unfortunately, when the police got there a minute or two later, he was nowhere to be found. Today, I think I’ll make a formal complaint, not so much because my jaw is sore, but because this dude could be out tonight as well… :mad:
If you ever find yourself in a similar situation, let’s review my mistakes:
Call the police right away!
If you’re in a safe spot, don’t go back to the street to find a “better” safe spot
A crazy guy within 20 feet of you can run up and punch you real quick, don’t let your guard down for an instant.