My Neighbor is a Creep

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United States
July 6, 2017 1:55am CST
The man next door is turning into a real creeper. Earlier this evening my boyfriend and I were down in the parking lot attempting to jump the battery in his older car (which he doesn't want to just leave sitting and rotting since he's gotten a newer car) before heading to the grocery store. I was unaware anyone else was in the parking lot with us. The sun had already gone down and it was dark. I didn't hear anyone so I assumed we were alone. After we had been down there about 10 minutes (the battery wouldn't charge), a teenage girl I'd never seen before opened a window from the neighbor's apartment upstairs and looked out at us. At first I thought we had yet another snoop in our midst, but she called out "Dad, are you okay? You've been out there a long time!" Then, out of nowhere I heard his voice call back "Yeah, I'm fine." He had been sitting out in his truck doing nothing the entire time we were out there. Probably just sitting and staring like he does from the balcony. We were both creeped out by the fact that that man was sitting out there, just lurking in the shadows, watching us and not saying anything (or offering to help us jump the car, even.) I don't know what's wrong with him, but I liked it a lot better when he wasn't around. He gives me the willies.
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@xFiacre (4815)
• Ireland
6 Jul 17
Let's hope he keeps his willie to himself.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Bwahahahaha! Yes, let's. The thought did cross my mind that perhaps he may have been playing with ol' willie in the dark.
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@LadyDuck (171259)
• Switzerland
6 Jul 17
This is creepy I wonder what he did hidden there in his truck in the dark... well, better not to know.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
We think he stole the registration tags off my boyfriend's car, as tonight we discovered they are missing. And he was lurking around out there...
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@LadyDuck (171259)
• Switzerland
7 Jul 17
@Srbageldog This is not only creepy he is also a thief.
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@vsai2008 (9356)
• India
6 Jul 17
That sounds creepy I am sure it must have been scary experiencing it
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• United States
6 Jul 17
It definitely was unnerving. Especially since he sits on the balcony staring at us the rest of the time. Now he's even lurking in the parking lot in the dark...
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@vsai2008 (9356)
• India
6 Jul 17
@Srbageldog That really sounds very scary I would permanently close the door/window facing his side I hope he really changes his ways
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@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
6 Jul 17
That certainly is a bit creepy.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Especially since he is usually either sitting on the balcony staring at people, or sticking his head out the living room window and watching us when we're outside. I guess he must not have anything better to do.
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@minx267 (14580)
• Hartford, Connecticut
6 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Doesn't appear so..
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• Pamplona, Spain
6 Jul 17
When we lived in flats there were quite a few people like that also. I never got to figure out what could be wrong with them either.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
Some people have too much time on their hands I guess. I know I have better things to do than sit and stare at the neighbors (or lurk in the dark watching the neighbors) all day.
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• Pamplona, Spain
7 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Yes its creepy to have someone watch you like that I know what it feels like. In particular I had one next door to me The thing is she needed treatment and they paid no attention to her.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
@lovinangelsinstead21 I wonder if this guy needs psychological treatment. I hope he's not dangerous. He came over once screaming at my boyfriend so he scares me.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
We have a neighbor who is like that too. Caught him sneaking around the border of our yards and he was trying to look in our windows. That was when we first moved in and were doing major renovations to the living room. Curiosity got the best of him. He often sits in his car when he gets home and leaves it running while listening to the radio. Drives by our house to see what we are doing in our yard. The road that is near to the main road is closer the other way. Weirdo.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
Some people are busybodies I guess. I wouldn't dream of trying to peep in my neighbors' windows. Not intentionally, anyway. Some people have too much time on their hands and are just plain weird.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@ElusiveButterfly Haha, good thinking. At least maybe it would give him second thoughts before peeping in your windows again.
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• United States
12 Jul 17
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@moffittjc (44667)
• Gainesville, Florida
9 Jul 17
If he's as creepy as you say he is, I'd be more worried about the health and safety of his teenage daughter.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
I didn't even know he had a teenage daughter until that night when she stuck her head out the window and hollered down at him (and she called him "Dad" which is how I know she's his daughter.) I had never seen her before that. I just knew he and his wife have two toddlers, and I do worry about their welfare. Somebody over there (I think it's their weirdo aunt) screams and cusses at them all day when she is left in charge of them. Surprisingly the toddlers don't make as much ruckus when the dad is there. (Maybe they are scared of him.)
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@moffittjc (44667)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Let's just hope that there is not sort of abuse going on in that household. I feel sorry for those kids.
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• United States
11 Jul 17
@moffittjc I feel sorry for them too. I keep an ear out for anything that would warrant a call to child protective services. I'm not sure they'd do anything about an aunt screaming and cussing at them, or if verbal abuse is even really investigated.
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@dgobucks226 (13308)
7 Jul 17
I have a neighbor across the street who does the same thing. In his case, I think he is just a noisy guy. How weird is that to just sit there in your car doing nothing for an extended period of time?
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• United States
7 Jul 17
Right? I could understand if he was sitting out there with a passenger, like they were out there talking before coming in or something...but to just sit there doing nothing (especially in the dark) is just weird. I don't get people who just sit around staring at other people. I think they are just being nosy too.
@dgobucks226 (13308)
7 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Yes, true. My neighbor always looks like he is deep in thought when he is sitting in his car. Having met him, he is not a deep thinker, ha, ha.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Wow..that would creep me out..they do that here Stacy too. My apt faces the parking lot and they will sit in the cars and trucks til all hours just staring...weird. One has to be very careful where I live.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
I'm sorry you have to deal with this creepy behavior too. And it seems like my neighbor really was up to no good, as someone has stolen the registration tags from my boyfriend's car. We think it was him, since he was out there acting suspiciously last night.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
@Srbageldog Oh dear..I am also sorry you have to live with this...
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@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
6 Jul 17
Well that's creepy.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought so.
@Tracy04 (10821)
• Malaysia
7 Jul 17
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@Shavkat (65130)
• Philippines
6 Jul 17
That's really a creepy thing to experience.
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• United States
7 Jul 17
People are so weird sometimes.
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@Shavkat (65130)
• Philippines
7 Jul 17
@Srbageldog I do agree. We need to have extra careful dealing with these people.
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@UncleJoe (10622)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
9 Jul 17
I suppose some folks might think I'm a creep because I sit out in my Explorer a lot at night. I always back into my driveway so I can see up and down the street. Few know that I do that when it's time for Becky to come home from work at midnight. Our city has had quite a few cases of women being followed home, assaulted, robbed, and/or carjacked. I don't care what neighbors think. I will always be ready to protect my beloved.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
Nah, that's not creepy. My neighbor came across as creepy because the location his truck was parked, he couldn't see the street or anything but the rest of the parking lot. He was tucked out of the way between other vehicles, and then his daughter hollered out asking what on earth he was doing out there. He sits on the balcony all day/evening staring too, so I am not sure what his deal is. Maybe he's just deep in thought.
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@andriaperry (56551)
• United States
9 Jul 17
Yeah I would say creepy is the word for him.
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• United States
10 Jul 17
I liked it better when he wasn't living there. He makes me feel uneasy.
@JESSY3236 (7075)
• United States
7 Jul 17
He sounds creepy, or he may have a mental problem.
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• United States
8 Jul 17
I have wondered that as well. Maybe he is depressed or something, or could be on medication that turns him into a "zombie."
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@sharon6345 (135761)
• United States
6 Jul 17
I know it could sound that way. But what if he were just relaxing in his car. I know someone who do that with me and without me in the car. I don't think he was out to give you the creeps. He was actually doing nothing to anyone. Maybe I don't know. I see a neighbor it out in the car every day. I never thought that of him. I think he is bored. You might like him if you get to know him.
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• United States
6 Jul 17
Usually he spends all his time sitting on their balcony just staring at people. I've wondered if he's depressed or something, because it doesn't seem normal to always be outside staring and not doing anything else (especially when it's over 100 degrees out.) I just thought it was weird that he was lurking in the dark like that. Not listening to the radio or anything. I don't like the guy because he came over to our apartment once banging on the door and screamed at my boyfriend over a parking spot (we had lived here 8 years and he just moved in when this happened, and he and his wife hogged the entire parking lot with their three vehicles, and he got mad that my boyfriend took his spot back when he saw it empty.) The guy just seems a bit "off."