Internet ‘snuck out’ over ‘terrifying’ note allegedly left on woman’s car | Wbactive

Online commentators are concerned about a woman who said she received an anonymous letter from someone who “dreams about it [her] little more than [they] should.”

“Someone left notes on my car at work, [and] this is the most up to date and most detailed so far. Nope,” the post was credited on Reddit’s Mildly Infuriating forums under the username u/Zeddstar2000, where the woman shared and wrote a photo of the note. The post garnered over 52,000 upvotes and more than 7,400 comments from Redditors, many of whom believe the woman has a stalker and should contact the police. You can read the full post here.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), stalking is widespread in the United States; One in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked in their lifetime, and in many cases the stalker was someone the victim knew. On Friday, u/Zeddstar2000 said this applies to their case.

‘Who am I’

In the comments section of her post, u/Zeddstar2000 said Friday’s letter was the fourth message she had received in the past few months. The first two were brief — they simply said, “Hello” and “Hello,” she said — but Friday’s letter was much more detailed.

Online commentators are concerned about a woman who said she received an anonymous letter from someone who “dreams about it [her] little more than [they] should.”
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“Who am I… Just a few[one] who hopes to brighten your day by reminding you how beautiful you are,” the letter began. “I’m the one who wonders if I’d ever be that lucky….”

The note’s author went on to say that they were “a little more broken than others” and not worthy of u/Zeddstar2000’s time. Although they didn’t leave a name, u/Zeddstar2000 said she was “pretty sure” she knew the author.

“My bosses know [of the letter], and I’m pretty sure I know who it is and where that note came from. there [are] Cameras nearby that also tell me who it is,” wrote u/Zeddstar2000.

Redditors respond

Redditors called the letter “creepy” and many encouraged u/Zeddstar2000 to contact the police.

“[This is] more than slightly annoying. [It is] totally creepy and you should [buy] a dashcam so you can find out who that person is [and] perhaps [call] the police,” said u/stefaniki.

“That is shocking. Please take this to the police and have them check it [the] cameras. This person seems to think they are romantic but this is just terrifying and really scary,” u/mummylu wrote.

u/_overfiend added: “Take this seriously[ly]. Don’t brush this off. This scared everyone reading it. I can’t imagine how you [felt] Receive.”

expert advice

Kim Kavern, senior director of the Crime Victims Assistance Program at Safe Horizon, said news week that people should get help “immediately” if they think they are being followed.

“Stalking is a serious problem that can put people at risk,” Kavern said. “If anyone is being stalked, we encourage them to seek help immediately […] Stalking is often, but not always, carried out by someone known to the victim.”

Kavern says victims should document everything — when and where they see their suspected stalkers, when and how they receive notes and/or gifts, and when their stalkers report electronically. She also advises them to turn to professionals to help create safety plans.

“For example, you could arrange to text a friend when you leave work and when you get home, so they know there’s trouble if they don’t hear from you. You could carpool or join someone on foot in your car or public transport so you don’t have to travel alone,” Kavern said. “We don’t necessarily recommend changing your phone number, as this can sometimes cause the stalker to escalate and trying to find other ways to get in touch with you, again a professional can help you with what changes are right for you.”

“Won’t bother me anymore”

But u/Zeddstar2000 has not contacted local law enforcement or interest groups. Instead, she and her boyfriend contacted the alleged stalker’s boss.

“[The note’s author] was who I assumed and as far as I know they won’t bother me anymore,” said u/Zeddstar2000.

news week asked u/Zeddstar2000 for a comment. We have not been able to verify the details of this case.

More viral posts

Last month a man revealed himself news week that his daughter asked his ex-wife’s stalker to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.

In June, Redditors criticized a man who compiled a list of information about various women from his college campus and then shared it with his fraternity brothers.

And in May, a woman claimed she caught a “creepy” man staring at her through her bedroom window.

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