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I could have been robbed, raped, or even murdered.*ETA- photo on pg 17 of the text I sent Fiancé after the incident*

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Yesterday, I drove over to Walmart just to pick up a few things. I park far from any stores when I go shopping and what not, ya know, to get SOME type of exercise.

Well, I had just left my girlfriends house bc we had worked out. I was wearing these tight yoga pants, and this pink yoga shirt, and tennis shoes. Didn't have any type of makeup, I wasn't dressed to the point where I was seeking attention.

Well, I'm on the phone with my fiancé, as I'm loading up my front passenger seat with groceries, I see this guy, I will never forget his face.. He was walking towards my car.

He had on white sneakers, socks, denim jean shorts, and his bright white and turquoise stripped shirt, he had a gold chain with a charm around his neck, and he was carrying a black backpack over his right shoulder with a brown strap. He was about 5'7 or 5'8. I'd say probably 160- 170 pounds. He had almond brown eyes that were kinda off set from one another, and he had that like eraser type haircut, fade, whatever you call it. And his skin was like a caramel colored skin.

Well, I tell my fiancé "babe, please stay on the phone with me, please don't hang up" I just repeated it over and over.

They say you get that feeling something isn't right, that just comes over you.. well... I just knew in my gut something WAS NOT right.

I see the guy pass my car, before he makes it passed my car I threw my purse in with the rest of the groceries; I'm trying to act as I'm not threatened or scared... I see him from the corner of my eye start to slow down, I notice he looks around and does a half circle back towards me. He notices someone get in their car, so he turns around and slowly begins walking toward the store. I finally push the cart between him and I and I shut the passenger side door. He then turns around back towards me, and rushes over to me and asks my name.. "What's your name??" I shook my head no, and told him "I have to go" all the while my fiancé is asking what's going on, but I'm in a state of panic, my hearts racing, and I'm scared to death.

I get around the car, and slightly leaped for my door, jumped in and locked my door. When I looked through my side mirror, I see he is right there by my back door. I put the keys in the ignition, and he starts taking three steps forward. I put the car in drive, and he runs around to the other side. I put the car in reverse, and I was putting the car in drive, I see him do a slight jog towards the car..

My fiancé starts yelling at me asking me to tell him what just happened, and I begin having a full blown panic attack. I couldn't breath, my arms, legs, feet, everything was shaking.. I just burst into tears, and could barely get a word out.

Those kind of things only happen in movies. That was The most terrifying thing that has EVER happened to me in my 27 years of life.

I sat there and wondered- what would have happened if I hadn't been on the phone? What would have happened if i hadn't reacted so quickly and locked my door? What would have happened if that person hadn't been out there and he would have had an earlier opportunity to come near me??

One thing I have learned from all this ladies.

You can't trust anyone.
I'm one to be nice to everyone, no matter what.
But from now on, I am going to be more aware of my surroundings. No more tight clothes out in public, and no more parking far.

I asked my fiancé if I should report the incident just so women are aware of that man. I don't know what he is capable of.. Should I report it to protect others? Or should I just forget it and use it as a life lesson??
Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 28, 2013 at 8:27 AM
Replies (41-50):
zianneaaliyah
by 4ever LMFAO on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM

We wouldn't know because she already was in fear and trying to get away from him.  

Quoting Anonymous:

Please if you read the OP story this guy clearly was not trying to sell her anything. He was indeed acting suspiciously.


Quoting zianneaaliyah:

Weird that you were that scared at Wal-mart in the middle of the day. I get approached all the time at Wal-mart because they allow solicitors. You sure you don't have any underlying anxiety issues?

Quoting Anonymous:

Nope. Daylight. About 3:00 in the afternoon.



Those sayings that they say about having a feeling in your gut?? I had that feeling.



You will never understand unless it happens to you.



I'm NEVER terrified or paranoid, and I am very friendly with anyone and everyone, but yesterday, was something completely abnormal.





Quoting zianneaaliyah:

Was this at night?  I can understand being apprehensive if a stranger is trying to approach you at night. 






Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Little did you know, he was just trying to hand you something that had fallen out of your cart......

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM
No, I will. Just not today.

I'm not that paranoid. Just more aware now


Quoting Anonymous:

So you're not going to a store by yourself anymore now?



Quoting Anonymous:

And most likely the damage would have been done before you fiance could have called the police. Seeing someone on the phone is not a deterrent, its an invitation. If you're on the phone you're not paying attention to your surroundings and can be caught of guard easily.





Quoting Anonymous:

I felt as though if I kept my fiancé on the phone, and he had seen that I had some type of protection, so to speak, he would t dare approach me. I mean, my fiancé heard everything.





If anything would have happened to me, he would have known my whereabouts, and could have called police immediately.













Quoting Anonymous:

This is why you shouldn't talk on your phone while walking through a parking lot or loading groceries. People like that prey on women who are distracted and have their guard down.







zianneaaliyah
by 4ever LMFAO on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Other than feeling scared, what made you think he was going to attack you?

Quoting Anonymous:

Nope. I am absolutely normal.

You don't understand it. I do.

Crimes happen during the day, ALL the time.

Don't robbers rob banks during the day?

Don't people get abducted during the day?

It can happen.

Doesn't mean I have any issues.

It was absolutely terrifying.

Scariest moment of my life.

I know what I felt. Very very scary.


Quoting zianneaaliyah:

Weird that you were that scared at Wal-mart in the middle of the day. I get approached all the time at Wal-mart because they allow solicitors. You sure you don't have any underlying anxiety issues?

Quoting Anonymous:

Nope. Daylight. About 3:00 in the afternoon.



Those sayings that they say about having a feeling in your gut?? I had that feeling.



You will never understand unless it happens to you.



I'm NEVER terrified or paranoid, and I am very friendly with anyone and everyone, but yesterday, was something completely abnormal.





Quoting zianneaaliyah:

Was this at night?  I can understand being apprehensive if a stranger is trying to approach you at night. 






Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM
I go to the store alone all the time but I watch what is going on around me. I don't talk on my phone and get in my car as quickly as possible. If someone strange is around my car I go back inside.


Quoting Anonymous:

So you're not going to a store by yourself anymore now?



Quoting Anonymous:

And most likely the damage would have been done before you fiance could have called the police. Seeing someone on the phone is not a deterrent, its an invitation. If you're on the phone you're not paying attention to your surroundings and can be caught of guard easily.





Quoting Anonymous:

I felt as though if I kept my fiancé on the phone, and he had seen that I had some type of protection, so to speak, he would t dare approach me. I mean, my fiancé heard everything.





If anything would have happened to me, he would have known my whereabouts, and could have called police immediately.













Quoting Anonymous:

This is why you shouldn't talk on your phone while walking through a parking lot or loading groceries. People like that prey on women who are distracted and have their guard down.







Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM
Nothing fell out. My fiancé brought that scenario up as well, and nothing was missing from the items I purchased.


Quoting Anonymous:

Little did you know, he was just trying to hand you something that had fallen out of your cart......


Anonymous
by Anonymous 7 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:26 AM
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Just be more conscious. Put your groceries in the car as quickly as you can. Lock the door, but don't sit there in your car doing anything other than buckling. Drive off right away.

Have a "giveaway wallet" handy. Put some credit card looking things (credit card offer cards without your name, etc...) in there and a few bucks in cash. If someone approaches you and wants money, throw the giveaway wallet in one direction and run the other way.

I have other tips, but I've got a potty training toddler too. I'll try to come back.

URHonor
by Rotten.Girl on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM
I will post a pic of the mace I have. It's called Hot Pink. It's good because after you mace someone, it leaves a blue dye on the persons face or wherever, and that dye is only visible under a black light or police light.

Quoting Anonymous:Mom just asked me if I could pick up a few things for her at the store! In ain't going by myself!! No ma'am! Lol.

Def carrying my mace from now on!


Quoting URHonor:Mace in your hand is a better choice! Glad you're ok.

Quoting Anonymous:I felt as though if I kept my fiancé on the phone, and he had seen that I had some type of protection, so to speak, he would t dare approach me. I mean, my fiancé heard everything.

If anything would have happened to me, he would have known my whereabouts, and could have called police immediately.






Quoting Anonymous:

This is why you shouldn't talk on your phone while walking through a parking lot or loading groceries. People like that prey on women who are distracted and have their guard down.


brettsmomma
by ~Tammie~ on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM

i would call the walmart and report it. They have videos all over that parking lot. 

Photo: -Randi.

Crymsm
by Platinum Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 9:28 AM
Scary. Shame coos don't take this stuff seriously until something happens. ..glad your ok.
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