My Neighbour is a Peeping Tom!!

May 10, 2009 7:30pm CST
Seriously I've had it with my creepy neighbour.. I live in a space of apartments and his apartment is right opposite mine. That means we face each other and he can see through my window and I can see his.. When I first moved there I didnt realise I had a peeping tom so it didnt bother me much. He always used just sit on the window and stare into my apartment. The side he can see is my room.. So well I have a habbit of wondering around my place naked so I didnt care if he looked or not. But this morning as I was getting ready to shower, I saw him with a binoculars staring straight at me! I got freaked out and I closed my curtains.. And then earlier this evening he still had his binoculars and he was naked too.. eeeeeewwww!! I havent had a good look at his face but he looked like a 50 year old pensioner with no friends or family.. I'm used to living my windows open and dancing around naked in my room. Now I cant do that as well I have a weirdo next to me... I dont want to be the bad guy here and report the poor fellow but seriously he's ruining my freedom... What do I do besides reporting him? I hate closing my curtains and I dont want to be a prisoner in my own home...
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13 responses
• United States
11 May 09
I dont think there really is anything you can do. How can you prove that he is looking in your windows? I do have one question. Im not sure why you dont care if people look in your windows as you wander around naked, but you do care about this man. Perhaps I misunderstood you. But it seems like you are ok with people watching you as long as they arent using binoculars. That doesnt make much sense to me. Unfortunately, I think that your best option is to close your curtains if you dont want him to watch you. The only other thing I can suggest to do is confront him. Explain to him that you understand he has looked several times but watching with binoculars is unacceptable. The fact that he was called out on it might make him enough uncomfortable to keep him from doing it again.
11 May 09
yes I am a bit weird!!! I dont mind if he just looks but getting a binoculars somehow just freaks me out! It's like he's got nothing else to do than look at me..I think I'd probably give him a heart attack if i did confront him.. I do have blinds and stuff but I always love an open window for more fresh air.. Alas, I have to now shut the bloody window.. and put the blinds back up..
• Philippines
11 May 09
Oh my! Now that's freaky. I agree with them. I guess you can do nothing about it. Unless, you're willing to sacrifice one of the things that you enjoy doing. One is, you will not walk around your house naked any longer with your windows open or...you will close the windows and walk around naked. And as you've said, you do not want to report him...I guess it's better that you take your pick. Hey, I hope it helps.
@Lee_Rites (846)
• United States
11 May 09
He may have noticed that you don't mind people looking at you naked. He may think you like it. If you put a naked female body in a man's view, he will probably stare. He may honestly not realize that the binoculars creep you out. If you just let him know that you don't mind him looking as long as he doesn't use binoculars, he will likely get rid of the binoculars and just be happy with the show he is getting.
@ruworth (149)
11 May 09
A friend of mine had the same problem as you and she bought a fake security camera and pointed it directly at the other flat, over time (like a week) it got to the fella and he came to her flat and asked could the camera be moved. Mt friend then said that he was looking at her for weeks and she didnt like it. The old man just said i didnt see you (yea right) and my friend said that if she sees his curtains open the cam would come back out. He hasent opened them since. My friend is a yago freak and she does that naked all the time, i think there is something wrong with her.
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
11 May 09
Besides reporting him to the police, I suggest you invest in some blinds you can close. Why can't you dance around naked with the blinds closed?
• United States
11 May 09
eew..what a perv. binoculars is just over the top.. probably haven't got much options other than covering that window.i'd be really careful,because if he's starting to get naked too,he probably figures it's alright with you. you might want to hide a vid camera somewhere in case you do call the cops on him. at least then you'll have proof.
@srganesh (6349)
• India
11 May 09
Two things you can do.Just stop roaming naked in your apartment or move to another apartment.As you don't like to use curtains,these are the possible ways to live as you like it.Cheers!
@subha12 (18453)
• India
11 May 09
It is very bad. there are few people like that. I think you must be careful this time.it is bad to have such neighbour.
@pickoy (734)
• Philippines
11 May 09
lol, good thing its just a window, my main issue was my door. When i moved in with my husband there's just something wrong with his door coz once i open it my neighbors can really see right through me. Well first thing I did was raise a screen door, you can also install a screen on your window, then you may leave your window open. Even if he has binoculars you'll give him a hard time seeing you through there. Tip, keep your lights off, coz if there's no enough light in a room a person viewing from a distance will never see you from a window unless he has x-ray vision. lol... You can also opt to move your furnitures a little to block his sight and put something on the table so you'll leave him no space to peep...
@ahslack (487)
• Singapore
11 May 09
One question for you,are you a lady? If yes,this is a serious problem in my point of view.That peeping tom definately have targeted you and i guess you have to becareful of him.Try to draw the curtains when you are in your room so that he would not have the opportunity to peep at you.But seems that you do not like to draw the curtains,you can try to talk to him or ask one of your family members to have a serious talk of him and tell him consequences of him doing this.If he still do not listen,i think the best way is to bring him to the authority with evidence.
• United States
11 May 09
Hello, For this very reason, people looking into my window, I purchased dark curtains to keep those unwanted eyes out!, I will suggest that you do the same, you can still enjoy the breeze that flows through the window etc, it's just that no one will be able to see in but you can see out. I really hoep this helps. Happy My Lotting!
• Philippines
11 May 09
There isn't much options left. The best you can probably do is to move. But those kind of people can be dangerous. Being 50 years old or older does not mean they're not capable of committing crime. If you have enough proof that he is indeed watching you, then I think you have to report him. But you have to have solid proof in order to do that.
@xannebull (1806)
• Philippines
11 May 09
oh that's sad to hear,instead of being comfortable to where you are occupying now. maybe you can try to befriend with them, talk to them or maybe he/she is just curious to know more about you and just waited for you to approach him/her first. just try to talk to him, there's no harm on trying.