A few nights back there was a stranger at my window, since then I purchased a canister of pepper spray.
( wrote about it here https://verbalbanter.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/stranger-at-my-window/ ).
There was an afternoon knock at my door. I looked out the peephole and saw a man I didn’t know. A fierce force rose up inside and I flung the door open ready to confront, I heard “Is BooBoo here?”
Glaring back and standing tall I told him he had the wrong place. He left and went next door to my elderly neighbors door, a direct line of vision from my kitchen window. I shouted through the window “Not there either or the next few places down!” I watched as he turned and walked away.
Don’t know if these two incidents are related and struggled with the thought if I should phone the police dept. to report. When nightfall came many hours later, I decided to phone the non-emergency line and tell them about this. They were not interested, too much time had passed.
That could have gone very wrong, my opening the door to a stranger. Part of my actions I reason are due to news reports that people knock on your door to see if you’re home. If no answer, they break in.
( Pepper spray still in its packaging on the table )