Catching a glimpse of my little stalker running around this afternoon, just in case my freakout over her coughing didn’t scare her away, I went on high alert — closed all the blinds to make it appear I was not inside.
Of course, the jeep is parked in its spot, but that doesn’t mean I'm not out walking somewhere.
I also put a mask by the door should she return and I, once again, chickened out on hiding/not answering.
However, it wasn’t one of my many glamour pandemic masks, but one of the holographic face shields I purchased from Mask Guy during the height of the pandemic.
If the freakout didn’t scare her away, a glimpse of this surely would.
During this morning's workout, Trainer asked if I’d seen the police bulletin. They were looking for a man that had dropped off human remains at the PD.
I’d not heard of the bulletin but, though interesting, nothing surprises me anymore. I just said, "People are getting sicker", and that was that.
Seated in the car after the workout, I saw a guy walking down the street with a machete in his hand.
Again, though it's not something I see every day, it was nothing that surprised me. However, I grabbed my phone and tried to get a photo for the blog.
I take a lot of photos everywhere I go. I mean a lot a lot. Most end up in the trash folder, but I take them just in case they turn into a blog post.
I wasn’t fast enough to capture the guy’s face, and the machete didn’t show up in the photos I took. So, I drove in the direction the guy was headed to try to capture him better, but he’d walked through the gas station and disappeared out of sight. Probably into the storm drain (I think that’s what you call those big deep concrete tunnels in the ground), where a lot of homeless in the area live.
Returning to the complex I thought no more about it. Almost deleted the photos because I didn’t get his face or the machete.
Later, I logged onto the laptop and looked for the bulletin Trainer was talking about.
There was a photo of the guy the PD was looking for.
The caption read "The man allegedly tried to put what appeared to be deceased animal remains and a lower jaw that resembled a human at the front desk of the San Bernardino Police Department station located on N. D Street. Officers attempted to locate the man outside of the station after he left, but were unsuccessful in doing so. After examination by the San Bernardino County Coroner's Office, the jawbone was determined to be that of a human. As they search for their man, officers are describing the man between the ages of 30 and 35 as 5' 7" tall, weighing around 160 pounds with black hair and a full beard and mustache".
The photo on the bulletin reminded me of the guy with the machete. Though I had no face in my photos, there was just something about how he carried his body — shoulders slumped. Also, the pants in the PD photo looked similar or the same as pants the guy in the photos I took was wearing.
The jacket on the guy I saw was different, but it could have been reversable.
At first, I poo pooed the notion they could be one in the same person, went on with my afternoon, but the thought never left my mind, so I went to the Online Reporting System the officers that gave the presentation here on Tuesday mentioned.
What a load of baloney about it being simple, and I couldn't find a category for what I was trying to report.
I decided to call the PD non-emergency number.
Another waste of time. A recording said the PD was closed.
It was only 1:30 in the afternoon so I knew it wasn’t closed.
Why do they make it so hard to do the right thing, thought I, as I decided to give up.
Besides, so much time had passed since I saw the guy that he could have walked to China by now, but something wouldn’t let me give up.
BTW, if you’re wondering why I didn’t call when I first saw the guy with the machete. At that time, in my mind, he was just a guy walking down the street with a machete. He wasn’t menacing anyone with it, so I wasn’t gonna be a Karen, call the cops, get him unalived or beat to hell just for walking with a weapon.
It wasn’t until an hour or so later, when I saw the photo of the guy the PD was looking for that I saw what looked like similarities, and then it took an additional half hour or so to get through the annoying reporting systems.
I ended up calling the City. They connected me with a non-emergency PD line. I gave them what info I had, texted the photos to the officer they directed me to send to and, having gotten that off my mind, went on with hiding from the little stalker.
What do you think? Is it the same guy?
|Guy I saw|
I wonder what or who is in the bag.
Lately, every day’s been an adventure.
After you bought that shield I bought one too. I couldn't get used to it. Actually I have two of them. The first one was scratched so they sent me another one for free.ReplyDelete
Mine is comfortable and good for getting to the car when the wind is kicking dirt up. Keeps debris from flying into my eyes.Delete
Tiny Stalker from Talker will think your reflective mask is cool, not scary, I bet. Naa, I don't think that's the same guy, but please report a person carry a giant knife around. Even jungle guides and butchers don't do that to and from work. Stay safe! Linda in KansasReplyDelete
Hopefully I'll not find out if she thinks it's cool rather than scary, as she's done with me. Too many people are murdered by cops for no reason other than doing something that looked odd, like Elijah McClain, who was walking home wearing a ski mask. So, no way would I have reported the machete carrying guy since he wasn't waving it around menacing anyone.Delete
The guy in your photo appears to have a very different build and posture from the guy in the police photos. What the hell was he doing walking down the street “open-carrying” a machete? As for the mask, I think your little stalker would find that entertaining and then come back to see what you wear next time.ReplyDelete
Well I guess the face shield is out, as I definitely don't want her to want to see what's next. Who knows why the open carry, but it's better to know he had it so he could be avoided, rather than get too close, make him feel threatened (in his mind) and have him pull it out and use it.Delete
Hard to say without even a glimpse of beard ....ReplyDelete
I understand the guy the PD was looking for has been identified. I hope we get an update as to where they found him, what he was wearing, so I can know for sure.Delete
Well, they do both have kind of sloped shoulders and dark hair. Beyond that, who knows? If I saw someone on the street openly carrying a machete, I'd call the cops. But hey, this is Canada.ReplyDelete
Canada / California ... and thus the reason why we are reluctant to call the cops unless actually in harm's way, and sometimes not even then. I had that one interaction with Knife guy bothering me while out walking. If he'd had left me alone, I'd have never called the cops, which I eventually did. But he kept messing with me. I'd given him a chance, tried to avoid, he wouldn't stop, so I didn't care what would happen to him once the cops arrived and called 'em.Delete
Here in the UK we would definitely call the police on someone carrying around a machete. Mind, our police (apart from armed response unit) do not carry guns.ReplyDelete
Not only did I not call the cops, and still would not, but, though passing cars had to have seen him even before I did, as he was walking down a main corridor, no one slowed or gawked. I saw people in the gas station he cut through, look, but then go on with their business. He wasn't bothering anyone, so we all just let him be. He chose the right part of town to walk through. Had he been elsewhere, cops would have been called for sure.Delete
Omg, wow it's getting as bad as my neighborhood and that's saying something. I would have called the cops too.ReplyDelete
As long as he wasn't headed for the complex, he wasn't a worry.Delete
Machete guy is suspicious, but dropped-off-human-remains guy is plain creepy. Hard to say if they're a match from the photos.ReplyDelete
Hopefully, you've freaked out your stalker enough to give you a decent break from the visits!
A break would be much appreciated. It's all gotten to be too much.Delete
What's in the Bag... more Human/Animal Remains, perhaps? Well, at least you gave any info you had and they can take it from there. You still hiding out from your little Stalker is probably quite annoying for you, trying to avoid anyone is always a pain in the Ass.ReplyDelete
It is sort of a pain, as I hold my breath a bit every time I hear step on the stairs.Delete