I was at the mall the other day with DD, and she was having a meltdown because I would not give her a quarter for candy. As I was reasoning with her, this perfectly normal looking man came over and said'' You should give her what she wants, because any minute she could be taken from you''. Of course, I grabbed DD and walked away. Next we go to Target, where I wrestle DD into a cart. We are shopping, and she is doing the ''Why, why why'' thing. I finally reply, after answering many questions, ''I don't need to give an explaination for things ALL the time!'' This same creepy freak pops out from the aisle in front of us and says ''Yes you do, because she could be kidnapped tomorrow, and you will wish you did''. That was it. I roughly pushed past him, going to the checkout, where I reported him. The clerk called over the manager, who notified security. They told me this guy had been in there every day for the last two weeks, but they did'nt do anything because he had'nt bothered anyone. We debated the merits of calling the police, but decided against it because it was his word against mine, and right or wrong, he was a 50-something guy in a suit, and I was a heavily tattooed chick in a t-shirt. So after giving security a report, I went out to the car to leave. I put the stuff in the trunk, and strapped DD in the car, locking the door before opening mine. I look behind us, and two cars down is the SAME scary freak watching us. At this point, I have had it. I double checked the door locks, set the car alarm, put my gun in the holster(yes, I have a gun, yes I carry, but it is perfectly legal, for work, and I don't carry when I have my kids, so don't flame please) and marched over to him. I made sure that just a bit of the gun showed under my jacket, and calmly told him that if he continued to harrass and stalk me we where going to have a big problem. He eyed me, and the gun, and nodded. I jumped in the car and took off, and promptly drove for and hour or more all over town to be sure we were'nt followed. Once again, I understand not all of you would have done what I did, but I did it and don't want any flames. I just wanted to share my story, since I am still terrified about it.
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11/20/08 at 7:19pm