7/31/2012

Locked and Shocked

Story Sent in by April:

Joe messaged me online, we spoke, and had a nice first dinner date. Afterward, we went our separate ways. I went back to my apartment and eventually went to bed.

In the middle of the night, I woke up suddenly. Without even moving a muscle or looking around, I knew that something was wrong. I turned over and found Joe, in bed, beside me. He was asleep. My phone was on my bureau, which required me to slip out of bed to grab it.

As slowly as I could, I tugged the sheets off of myself, slipped across the room, grabbed my phone, made for my front door, and trembled as I hurried for the lobby and called the police.

A car arrived swiftly. I directed the officer to my apartment, and while I waited outside the door, I heard Joe say, "Aw, shit," and then I made for the nearby stairwell, as I realized that I didn't want him to see me.

After a few moments had passed, I returned to my place, and the cop eventually came back to take my statement before wishing me a good night. I must've thanked him a million times. There was no sleep in me at all, by that point, and I called out from work the next day.

It came out that Joe had followed me home and forced open the door, somehow without waking me up. I've since installed extra locks on the door and sleep with a bat nearby. I haven't since had any problems, but still, the entire experience unnerved me, and that's putting it lightly.

I suppose the best part is that Joe sent me an email some time later, a one-liner that read, "sorry bout that. look me up sometime." Yeah, I'll be sure to do that.

16 comments:

  1. Please tell us he was convicted as a sex offender so he'll be outed to the community. Glad nothing (too) bad happened to you.

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  2. This isn't a date! This is TERRIFYING.

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  3. I just crawled up the back of my chair reading that. Holy effing shit! You're lucky all he did was sleep! I'm going to have the creepies the rest of the day now.

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  4. not to be too contrary... but this is just BEGGING for a rebuttal... maybe she got super drunk and invited him in and then woke up and didn't remember.

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    1. "It came out that Joe had followed me home and forced open the door, somehow without waking me up. "

      Sounds like a confession was given to me.

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    2. Or the Police did a proper investigation, and noted that they had been on a date, and thus he had to have followed her to know where she lived, and then the forced lock.

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  5. Wow. I'm so easily startled that I don't think I could have handled that quietly. Glad nothing worst happened!

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  6. Holy Roman Emperors! That guy was a scary monster and a super creep and the OP dodged a serious bullet. Can you say, stalker?

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  7. Joshua, you're an asshole. What a classic line from a rape apologist--people like you are always guaranteed to show up when a woman shares an experience like this. Go slither back under your rock.

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  8. Luckily NOT a sex offender!

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  9. I wonder if he expected her to wake up, snuggle up next to him, and say, "good morning!" I mean really, what was he thinking would happen??

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    1. "I mean really, what was he thinking would happen??"

      Exactly what you wrote. Not the most brilliant plan, but it sounds like that's what he expected.

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  10. Very well handled OP! It's lucky he didn't wake up or try anything besides sleep.
    Well done on taking care of yourself.

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  11. On the lighter side:
    http://www.break.com/index/girlfriend-scared-by-fake-head-in-bed.html

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  12. Holy Shit! That's terrifying!

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  13. "Look me up some time..." on the list of registered sex offenders!

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