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Am I being silly?

(38 Posts)
SucksToBeMe Sat 11-May-13 00:09:25

Bit panicky and on phone. I live in a caravan (static) and its a bit rainy and windy outside. I popped outside to put the lid on DS sand pit and found a 6 inch knife outside the bathroom window.

It was not there today, and there are caravans either side of us that are empty. There is also a very large dog poo but that could be anybody's dog that is on site. I've brought the knife inside,would I be over reacting if I woke DS (4) up and drove to a hotel/my dads house?
Trying to think of a innocent reason why it would be there but cant.
Bit weepy atm and feel embarrassed as I've always said how great it is here and how safe it is.

squeakytoy Sat 11-May-13 00:11:14

If you dont feel safe, then go to your Dads.

How close by are your nearest neighbours though? could you go to them first?

Softlysoftly Sat 11-May-13 00:13:06

I'd be freaked out too yanbu but could you call someone to come to you?

YoniOrNotYoni Sat 11-May-13 00:15:33

There probably is an innocent explanation (dog picked it up?) but if you're worried and can get there safely then go to your dad's.

Can you call your dad or someone else to come to you?

I would call the police I think, for my peace of mind.

CloudsAndTrees Sat 11-May-13 00:19:07

Are you and ds alone? And what sort of knife are we talking about?

I'd shit myself, and try and get someone to come over rather than going out.

Lj8893 Sat 11-May-13 00:21:30

You are not being silly, I would be freaking right out. In fact I'm freaking out for you.

I would say either call the police or get somebody to come to you.

I personally wouldn't want to leave the caravan to get into the car now.

Monty27 Sat 11-May-13 00:22:01

I'd ring police and ask advice, after I'd buggered off to my dad's shock

The dog may have dropped it there having dug it up or something but still, I'd be away. In fact I'd ring the police after I was away.

iPadTypo Sat 11-May-13 00:22:51

Any chane you could call 101 for a chat?

SucksToBeMe Sat 11-May-13 00:24:14

There are 14 caravans in a big circle but only two are occupied. There is a dodgy site right next to us that has the police there regularly. But we have no travellers on my bit.

Feel like such a wimp. The other person who lives accross the way has a big rottie so that may explain the poo. But I'm here on my own with DS. Going to shove a duvet in the car now. Just cannot think of a reason to have a knife outside a window at this time of night. hmm

Thanks for replying. I will tell the owners of the site, when I return. Can't imagine I will ever feel safe. Moved here from reading as I wanted to be in the countryside and be nearer good schools.
Silly how things seem worse at night. Curtains are quite see through,feel like I'm in a fish tank.

thegreylady Sat 11-May-13 00:24:31

Could you let us know you are safe?

Monty27 Sat 11-May-13 00:25:16

Pffff lol, who would want a chat, I wouldn't shock

iPadTypo Sat 11-May-13 00:27:33

I didn't mean chat as in a girly gossip, I meant as in asking for advice, options etc.

Monty27 Sat 11-May-13 00:27:37

Sucks good move, let us know you're ok. There may well be an innocentish explanation, but I'd rather sleep without the worry. Take care.

10storeylovesong Sat 11-May-13 00:29:34

If you're staying call the police for advice.

SucksToBeMe Sat 11-May-13 00:29:38

Sat in car (locked) I shoved DS in pjs with dome duvets. Just ringing my dad now. Going to head over. I have the knife with me. It's a black, six inch aerated kitchen knife.
Going to head over to my dads now.

Lj8893 Sat 11-May-13 00:31:42

Let us know your safe OP.
I think you should ring the police when you get to your dads, they might want to go and check it out.

Yes let us know when you are safely at your Dad's. Good luck!

someone tomorrow is going to be saying 'wtf did I do with the bread knife' and trying to retrace their steps finally realising they used it to open some stupid plastic packaging or something and left it outside.

Then they are going to realise that it isn't outside still and then realise a neighbour has probably freaked out about it. Cue mortified neighbour posting on MN saying my neighbour probably thinks i'm trying to kill her.

I bet there is a perfectly reasonable explanation, it just doesn't feel like it on a dark windy wet night.

Tiredmumno1 Sat 11-May-13 00:55:34

Hopefully there is an innocent reason, but I think you are doing the right thing if you really didn't feel safe enough to stay.

I hope you are ok and arrive at your dads safely smile

SucksToBeMe Sat 11-May-13 01:12:07

Just arrived at dads now, put DS in spare room. Feel angry now that I won't feel safe anymore.

Dad isn't very happy. I moan about him (on here) all the time he also thinks I should discuss it with the police. But the owners are travellers and will be fuming if they knew I went to the police before going to them. They already have problems with the adjoining site as it is, and will most likely take it personally that next door may have been trespassing. I'm purely speculating btw. Sausage, your post made me grin.
I really hope it's as was suggested that the other guy found his dog pooing and and maybe grabbed him and if he's out at night maybe he carries a knife and it dropped out? He's a gentle giant, and the dog is lovely.
Going to bed now but I promise I will update one I've spoken to the owners.

Thanks for all took the time to listen to my panicky ravings.

Yay you are safe! Pooh to your moany Dad.

OK go to the owners first but make it clear that they may be about to lose your rent!

steppemum Sat 11-May-13 01:17:25

Talk to the owners
Talk to the dog owner

Best thing that can happen is that you find out it is someones knife, owned and lost for quite innocent reasons, then you can relax again.

Glad you are safe

CookieB Sat 11-May-13 01:40:17

This is no situation where u can think wtf is a knife doing there? Report.

I would report it to the police.

Glad you are OK.

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