A Disturbing Situation

@just4him (132644)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
January 31, 2017 11:11am CST
Last night when I finished my notifications I went to watch a bit of Netflix and relax for a bit. While watching television someone knocked on my living room window. No way was I going to acknowledge whoever it was, especially since it was dark out. He knocked a second time, not as hard as the first, again, I paid him no mind. That is until he knocked on my door. Now I live in a secure building. There shouldn't have been any way for this man to come inside knocking on my door. I cracked the door open to find a man standing there and his pretext for being there - looking for a missing cat. I called the office this morning to report the incident. No, I didn't call the police last night. I told her about what happened and what the man said he was doing. She told me she already had reports about the person and he was indeed looking for a missing cat. Though pets aren't allowed in the complex, it seems a neighbor in the middle section of my building was babysitting a cat and it had gotten away. That neighbor has already been spoken to about having the cat and told none are allowed here, not even temporarily. It did put my mind at rest, knowing the guy didn't have some kind of ulterior motive, and I wasn't in any danger. Though that did cross my mind as I live alone. The gal from the office told me that next time to call the non-emergency police number and report it as well. I'll do that. I just hope there isn't a next time. Have you had disturbing situations in your life? Thanks for reading.
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Jan 17
I don't blame you for feeling the way you do, you can't be to careful these days.
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@fishtiger58 (30317)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Jan 17
@Chellezhere Yea that is scary to live near
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
@fishtiger58 No you can't. My door is always locked.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
@Chellezhere That is so sad.
@amadeo (78600)
• United States
31 Jan 17
no have not.Glad that it turned out well for you.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
So am I.
@Corbin5 (122985)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I would have been frightened too. Glad your mind was at rest after the call you made. I remember visiting my mom when Josh was a baby. A car pulled into Mom's driveway and behind it, a police car with flashing lights. The guy in the car was running from the police and chose Mom's driveway in which to hide. I thought how awful it would have been if they guy had run into Mom's house. Freaked us out.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 17
@Corbin5 I'm sure it did, but you know the police aren't going to let me in on it. So I just peeked out the front door window every so often to see if they were still there, and as soon as everyone was gone, I got the car in the driveway and went to bed.
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@akalinus (22961)
• United States
7 Feb 17
@just4him That would be terrifying to have a wanted person run into your house. You don't know what they are capable of doing.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
9 Feb 17
@akalinus True.
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• United States
31 Jan 17
I always imagine someone is breaking in LOL...my imagination runs wild. But if I lived in a secure building I don't think I would worry too much.
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• United States
31 Jan 17
@Chellezhere I lived in Central Jersey most of my adult life...so murders were common I live in the boonies now and my doors are always locked.that's common sense.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I didn't until last night.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
@Chellezhere My door is always locked.
@DianneN (92012)
• United States
31 Jan 17
That would be very frightening. Glad it worked out for you.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
So am I. I didn't know what to think when he knocked on my door. I didn't even hear the door buzzer, as you can for the different apartments if they are right around you and I do have two like that. One neighbor across from me, and one next to me.
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@DianneN (92012)
• United States
31 Jan 17
@just4him The fact that he was outside your window was enough to creep me out!
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
@DianneN Yes it did. It was when he got inside that every red flag went up. You know I was praying big time.
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@silvermist (20094)
• India
31 Jan 17
While I have not had such an experience,if it did happen,I would feel exactly as you felt.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
Yeah, it was pretty disconcerting.
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@sugartoes (43844)
• Greencastle, Indiana
31 Jan 17
that would give me the chills someone knocking on my window THEN on my door I would jump out of my skin but you did the right thing but I JUST had a scary thing happen to me a FEW mins ago ONLINE no doubt I was watching a video about the danger of our grid being taken out I was only like MAYBE 5 mins into it & this STRANGE sound comes on like a HUMMMMM & the next thing I KNOW my computer was shut down ??? so it makes me wonder what THAT was all about something I've NEVER experienced before.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
That would creep me out. Better not watch that video anymore.
@akalinus (22961)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I don't blame you for being suspicious, but glad it was not a criminal.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
So am I. Very glad. I was doing a lot of praying last night.
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@akalinus (22961)
• United States
1 Feb 17
@just4him Yes, prayer changes things.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
@akalinus No doubt about that.
@AutumnSnow (4582)
31 Jan 17
that would be scary. Im so glad we are moving here soon because these kids around will knock on our doors and windows at all hous of the day and no matter how much you complain nothing is done. Even though they are kids its still nerve racking.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I'm glad you're moving too. It would drive me nuts to have someone constantly knocking on my door.
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1 Feb 17
@just4him yeah I have complained to management I dont know how many tiimes so have others and nothing is done about it. It was kind of funny of though because the other nite I heard them out the door and I hurried up an got up and right before they knocked on the door I hurried up and open the door and went off. I never seen someobyd run so fast,lol they aint been around since either ,lol
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb 17
@AutumnSnow I'm sure they won't be back. You caught them.
@celticeagle (121048)
• Boise, Idaho
31 Jan 17
You just never know now days. Best to be cautious.I had a guy come right in my apartment one time. This was years ago and it in the middle of summer. I had the door open and he came walking right in my apartment. My daughter was small and asleep in the next room. I jumped up and got on the phone. He was so drunk he was staggering and calling me by some unknown person's name. I kept telling him to leave, that I wasn't who he thought I was. Finally he left. I was totally freaked out.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
Yeah, I would be too and the police would be there as well.
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@celticeagle (121048)
• Boise, Idaho
1 Feb 17
@just4him .....They did come FINALLY and took him away as I remember. That was over 50 years ago.
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• Lenox, Georgia
31 Jan 17
I'm glad the guy wasn't trying to hurt anyone or cause any issues. I hope the cat is found too.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I hope so too. I'm glad he didn't have any ulterior motives as well.
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@Kandae11 (40338)
31 Jan 17
I have had quite a few.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I'm sorry you have.
@jstory07 (72386)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Jan 17
If I am home alone I would not even open the door. I do hope he found the cat for the owners sake.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I hope so too. I didn't want him to keep knocking, especially since he knew I was home.
@Gillygirl (17623)
• Sutton, England
31 Jan 17
That must have been very unnerving for you. Thank goodness you now know the man was genuine.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
Yes, that's a relief.
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@Chellezhere (1393)
• United States
31 Jan 17
One day, when my (now 21-year-old) son was six, I turned on the TV in the morning and learned that there had been a quadruple murder across the main highway, but still only about a mile from the house. I didn't know any of the names mentioned in the news report but hoped that they would catch the murderer soon. I also prayed for the deceased and their family(s). Sometime later that day, my Australian Shepherd and Shar Pit began to bark at the door (Seriously, Roxy was a Shar Pei/Pitbull mix). So, I opened the door as far as the chain lock would let me and was immediately told by the entire Clay County SWAT team to shut the door. Yes, you read that right. The SWAT team, with weapons drawn and aimed, were standing in my yard. While the police were canvassing the area, a neighbor up the road who didn't like me because I would not allow her child to misbehave in my house, told the cops that she'd seen the suspect in and/or around my house. Immediately, my phone rang. It was a detective who was in one of the cars outside. He wanted me and whoever was with me to come out. Of course, that was no problem, but I did have to ask that the officers put down their weapons because my Aussie would snap if they didn't (Sheba weighed 75 lbs). They agreed. So, I gathered both dogs and my son and opened the door. One SWAT member still had his weapon drawn. Everyone yelled at him to lower it. He did, and we came out. I lived in the center unit of a triplex. So, I let them know that both of my neighbors also had two dogs and that the neighbor on their right worked nights, was sleeping, and was also crippled by Polio (so, she would need help getting her dogs and getting out. Once we were all out, they searched through all three units and all three yard before being satisfied that I had not lied. The suspect wasn't there. We were in Orange Park, Florida. By that time of the day, the suspect was already 176 miles away in Tallahassee.
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@NJChicaa (48596)
• United States
31 Jan 17
I just hope the guy finds the cat.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
I hope he did too.
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@HazySue (24664)
• United States
1 Feb 17
I don't answer the door in the evening either. I am surprised that he was able to go around from door to door in a secure building. The nocking on the window would send up red flags for me.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
It did, which is why I ignored him.
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@HazySue (24664)
• United States
4 Feb 17
@just4him smart move
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@sharon6345 (147782)
• United States
1 Feb 17
A man knocked at my door aftr 9pm telling me he needed to verify my light bill. Yeah right I am not opening my door.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Feb 17
Neither would I.
@sharon6345 (147782)
• United States
3 Feb 17
@just4him Good for you. Enjoy your day..
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@rebelann (43660)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jan 17
Not at night, thankfully. Most incidents I've run into were in broad daylight where at least one neighbor could see what was going on.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
That's a good thing.
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@rebelann (43660)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Feb 17
I agree with that @just4him
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@KristenH (25325)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 Jan 17
Now that's spooky. I don't think I can think of one. Glad you made it out okay.
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@just4him (132644)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
31 Jan 17
Nowhere to get out of. I'm just glad it turned out okay.
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@KristenH (25325)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
31 Jan 17
@just4him Me too.
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