I’m 13 years old and I currently live with my mum as my dad is in another country. This creepy old man has been loitering around our floor and staring at us through our window. He lives 2 floors below us. I saw him yesterday while eating, he was staring from afar so we didn’t get any footage (we have a camera installed in front of our house) he was creeping his head through a pillar.
After I saw him, he immediately took the elevator and went back to his floor. I told my mum to tell the police but she said there was no point.
This wasn’t the first time, it’s been several and probably even more since we don’t always notice it. Sometimes he would stand around the staircase opposite the elevator so when we got out of it he could stare at us.
This has been happening for years. A long time ago when we haven’t installed the cameras he was right outside our house and slowly crept his head towards our window. My mum and dad saw it, he immediately left and my dad went to chase after him but lost him.
We often run into him in the elevator because we live in the same block, and he’d stare at us from head to toe. My mum yelled and scolded him many times, but after all these years he’s still doing the same.
We assume he has a family as my mum saw him sending a kid to school. I don’t know what he wants, he just stares at us and it makes me feel uncomfortable and unsafe. My neighbors don’t know about this. We don’t have any evidence of him loitering around our area but i assume the cctv in the elevator would have footage of him.
Should I report him to the police? Or is there something else I could do about it? For example telling my relatives/teachers about it, threatening him with words or weapons, or maybe try scaring him with disturbing images? I just need a way for him to stop and leave us alone.
- Please don’t do any of the things you mentioned, they are terrible ideas and you may even get yourself hurt. Just call the police and let them handle it. Do you know which unit he lives in? Get the cops to have a word with him, do not engage him yourself.
- Please do not approach or confront the guy. Try to just get evidence and report him to the police
- Just report it to the police and let them handle it. Under no circumstance should you ever confront the person, unless the person comes to you first and there’s no other way out.