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To be a bit scared - strange man

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ohdoadoodoo Sat 18-Mar-17 19:15:56

I come home every lunch to walk my dog, and a few days ago, I noticed a man sitting in his car in my apartment block's car park. I saw him looking at me quite thoroughly, but he stayed in his car.

I went inside to get my dog, and as I was walking out through my apartment building's main doors (which are locked unless you have a key), he was conveniently standing there, and asked me if I knew where "Jessie" lived. I said no, sorry, and walked away.

About half an hour ago someone buzzes my apartment, I say "Hello?" and the man on the other end says "Jessie?". I say no, sorry, you have the wrong apartment.

Ten minutes after that, I get a knock on my door, I look through the spy hole and it's the same man.

All my lights are on so he must know that I'm home, but I didn't answer because TBH I'm home alone and don't want to answer my door to strange men.

It could be nothing but AIBU to be a bit creeped out by this? From where the man was parked, he could clearly see me go into my apartment as the building is made of glass.

MrsExpo Sat 18-Mar-17 19:18:30

Not U at all. I'd be completely freaked!! Call the police. How did he get into the building?

musicmomma Sat 18-Mar-17 19:19:17

Absolutely call the police

BillyDaveysDaughter Sat 18-Mar-17 19:20:42

Hmm, I'm not easily spooked but even I would feel unnerved by this. It might be nothing but I would give the local police a call too.

Donthate Sat 18-Mar-17 19:21:26

Definitely call the police.

dontpokethebear Sat 18-Mar-17 19:22:25

Call 101.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Sat 18-Mar-17 19:24:00

It's very weird. Do not answer the door!

KinkyAfro Sat 18-Mar-17 19:26:06

Are you Jessie?

Lovelymess Sat 18-Mar-17 19:26:31

I wouldn't Call the police personally in case he's genuinely just looking for someone called Jessie?! Deffo do not answer your door though

blueskyinmarch Sat 18-Mar-17 19:26:40

I think it is probably coincidence.

He is looking for Jessie who lives in your apartment block. He asks you about her.

Later he randomly tries all the buzzers looking for Jessie. Yours is one of the ones he tries.

He eventually manages to get in by someone and starts knocking all the apartment doors looking for Jessie. Yours happens to be one of them.

I understand you are spooked but i can’t see what the police are going to do about this.

PatMullins Sat 18-Mar-17 19:28:09

If you feel threatened then call them.
Similar has happened to me recently and was told I did the right thing and to do it again if I needed to.

frauleinsallybowles Sat 18-Mar-17 19:28:15

i would be spooked at this do you live alone op?

VintagePerfumista Sat 18-Mar-17 19:28:37

He'll be a private detective won't he? Looking for Jessie who's having it away with someone who isn't her husband.

Did he have a mac on and a trilby?

Sorry...I certainly wouldn't call the police, to say what? A man rang my bell, he's looking for someone who isn't me? confused

babypossum Sat 18-Mar-17 19:29:26

Surely he would have known you're not Jessie from the bell he rung at the entrance as it would correspond with your door number. Ring 101 and explain it to them.

StillDrivingMeBonkers Sat 18-Mar-17 19:31:12

Probably a debt collector or bailiff or summons server

gamerchick Sat 18-Mar-17 19:33:49

Sounds like Jessie has had a lucky escape, what an intense sounding person. confused

I wouldn't ring the police though unless he came back after getting a flea in his ear whether it's through the door or not.

LorLorr2 Sat 18-Mar-17 19:35:23

Not understanding why people would say you shouldn't call the police. Isn't this kind of thing they're there for? Prevention is better than cure, it's better to make them aware now rather than wait for some sort of climax of the man's behaviour. There might be a lady around who's scared of her ex or there might be others in the area who have been creeped out by him who have rung them. Better that they have some info than not know at all.

EmeraldScorn Sat 18-Mar-17 19:37:12

LOL at all of the posters saying "call the police" 😂😂😂😂 and for what possible reason would she phone the cops? It's someone with the wrong address, unless the OP actually is called Jessie and doesn't want to acknowledge it for whatever reason but even then there would be no cause to involve the police unless she was in witness protection! 😀😂

GinAndSonic Sat 18-Mar-17 19:40:18

Sounds stalkerish to me, I'd call the police.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sat 18-Mar-17 19:40:26

Has a Jessie lived at your address in the past? I'm thinking debt collector or bailiff. Or court summons delivery (does that happen in reality or just in films?)

Nameynamechangeforthis Sat 18-Mar-17 19:40:49

was he knocking on other doors in your floor too? or just yours?

MermaidsTears Sat 18-Mar-17 19:43:45

If he rung your buzzer and u said u wasn't Jessie why knock on same door number ?
He already knows.
Don't answer the door to him
Could be nothing but always better to be safe than sorry.
Does your dog bark if strangers come to your door?

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Sat 18-Mar-17 19:43:46

He's looking for Jessie.
Either he has the wrong address, or Jessie used to live at op's flat, or there is a Jessie somewhere in the building and he rang all the buzzers and knocked on all the doors.
Be glad you're not Jessie op! Do you know your neighbours? Have you seen any letters with that name in the post area?

IvyLeagueUnderTheSea Sat 18-Mar-17 19:43:52

Is there anyone who could come over?

Mamia15 Sat 18-Mar-17 19:46:22

Listen to your instincts - sounds dodgy and another reason to report iis that he might have done this before

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