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post #41 of 89
Your reaction was AWESOMELY perfect, the best thing you could have done.
post #42 of 89
You did great, mama!

Now I can recommend a book that will, hopefully, put your mind at ease and help you prepare to react correctly if any other evil freak pops out on you (which, fortunately, is not very likely.)

Protecting the Gift by Gavin de Becker. I learned about it here on MDC and think all parents should read it and share its insights with their children - in age appropriate ways, of course. It is not a work that aims to scare us but to empower us.

Good luck and blessings to you!
post #43 of 89
I'm seriously creeped out now. I'm glad y'all got out of there safely!
post #44 of 89
So scary! Glad you're alright and that you'll be filing a report.

Take care,
El
post #45 of 89
Wow! That is very disturbing - I would've totally freaked out too but done whatever possibly to get that guy away from me and my kid! Good work, mama! You totally did the right thing!
post #46 of 89
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Originally Posted by 1littlebit View Post
this is what i was thinking. your average creepy dude doesn't generally follow you from place to place ... and stalkers usually take awhile (if ever) to talk to whomever he is stalking (or in this case her mother) so i am a little concerned he may have been stalking you dd prior to you seeing him. obviously he may just be a nut who followed you to target... but he may not be.
Yes, YES! Please, please file a report with the police. As a previous poster mentioned I can almost guarantee your local Target has cameras and captured the guy talking to you at least once, especially if one of those instances you were by the register (cameras are always there for sure). Also, if he harasses someone else and there's already a police report it will give the police more ammunition to do something about it. You never know, by filing a report you may prevent him from seriously hurting someone else.
post #47 of 89
Thread Starter 
To answer a few of the Q's, no, we don't do daycare. Either hubby or I are home 24-7. I posted a note on all the mailboxes in my neighborhood with the guys' stats and such last night, and Monday when I am off it is straight to the Target and the cops. Thanks.
post #48 of 89
Can you get different license plates for your car??

Although one time I was being followed by some nut job on the freeway. I had my 18 mo in the car with me and I was so afraid he was going to run me off the road! He finally took off before I got to the police station (I was on the phone with 911 and they were telling me how to get to the cops). I asked the police about the license plate and they said they didn't think there was any way he could trace my car.

But I don't know, this was just some random guy on the freeway, I'd be more nervous if I were you because that guy was following you around and making threats and insinuations of child abduction. I think I'd change my plates if I were you.
post #49 of 89
Thread Starter 
I can't go into detail, but I can't change them. Thank you for the info though, and short of him being law enforcement or such, no, I don't think he can either.
post #50 of 89
Wow, that's so scary. I'm so glad you had the presence of mind to handle the situation as well as you did! Definitely, definitely file a police report. There may be more to that guy than you know. When my sister and I were teenagers, we were in the library and I noticed a guy (doing something inappropriate) in the young-adult section. The police were called, and it turned out this guy had a warrant out for his arrest. When the police searched his car, they found a bag of ponytails (like when you donate to Locks of Love) and a book on talking to children about sex, among other things. ::: Suspicious people need to be reported ASAP.
post #51 of 89
Holy crap! That is so scary!

I am so glad you are both ok! And you have some seriously big b@ll$ for handling that as well as you did. Well done.
post #52 of 89
My instincts are ALL OVER this one, mama. My hair is literally standing on end. You *need* to report this guy, seriously.
post #53 of 89
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Originally Posted by tatangel19 View Post
I can't go into detail, but I can't change them. Thank you for the info though, and short of him being law enforcement or such, no, I don't think he can either.
That is super icky!

Honestly, though, I bet your reaction scared him off for good. People looking for victims are looking for victims, and you made it clear that you were not one.
post #54 of 89
Yikes! That was freaky!
post #55 of 89
OMG - that is freaky, I definitely second/third ..... the police report recommendations and also the book recommendation of Protecting the Gift - good on you for protecting your family
post #56 of 89
that must have been really scary mama!
(((HUGS)))
post #57 of 89
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Originally Posted by tatangel19 View Post
To answer a few of the Q's, no, we don't do daycare. Either hubby or I are home 24-7. I posted a note on all the mailboxes in my neighborhood with the guys' stats and such last night, and Monday when I am off it is straight to the Target and the cops. Thanks.
Im glad to read this. You are probably protecting many lives by your acting on this.
post #58 of 89
Wow, I am so sorry you had to go through that. How scary!
post #59 of 89
BIG hugs, how scary.
post #60 of 89
File a report. I would not count on Target to file one.

That is just creepy. Before I had my kids, I had a man follow me from store to store in a mall and out to my car back when I had my stalker and was carrying my gun. I did something similar to what you did and he backed off in a hurry.

I can't even begin to think what I would do if someone threatened one of my kids or followed us. And twice? : What a terrible day, mamma.
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