Update to yesterday’s post

The post on Facebook now has well over 1000 shares. I do like that it is getting out there. Especially after some new information has come up today.

Today I have been getting messages from women in my town about this man. They have been able to give information that I purposely did not put on the Facebook post, so I know they are legit claims from these women. One even sent me a picture of the car.

This man is hitting up women all over town. So far, I have had messages of three different incidents at a Dairy Mart on Pine Street. There have been messages from two incidents at a Pick N Save in the downtown area. My own encounter was downtown and about a mile away from Pick N Save.

One of the Dairy Mart incidents happened THIS MORNING. A young girl (23 years old) was walking with her sister and sister’s boyfriend. They were several steps behind her. The guy stopped the girl to chat her up, much like he did me yesterday. There were two differences though. He told her that his name was Lucky. He also told her that he was unable to give her his phone number because he was getting a new phone, so he asked for her number. This girl sent me a picture of the car and him. Same guy from yesterday.

Here is where it really gets interesting and scary. This girl also told me that he is a family member of one of her friends. She said that he is from Columbus. That is one thing he told me yesterday. She also said that he is a sex trafficker that hasn’t been caught yet. That is one of the things I had mentioned to my mother, sister, boss at work, and several other people.

After talking to this girl today, I called my sister. She lives over in the area of the Dairy Mart. I told her what I had found out about the guy and made her promise that she would not leave her house without having her taser with her.

Since my local city police won’t do anything, I am going to talk to the sheriff and see if he can do anything. This man seems dangerous to the safety and well-being of the women in my town. He needs to be dealt with.

Facebook can do good

Something happened today that was a bit creepy. Let me set the scene. There are two cars setting in front of my apartment that I have access to, but cannot drive. One car needs a new starter. The other car needs a new brake line. Since I had a doctor appointment today and both cars are out of commission, I decided to use public transportation. I used to do that a lot.

The bus station is only about half a mile from my apartment. It was a beautiful, sunny, 70° day. Instead of catching the bus at the end of my street, I decided to make the walk to the station. It’s good exercise and I miss walking around downtown.

I am just a few blocks away from the bus station when a car honks at me and the driver waves. I am walking alone, so there was nobody else this driver could have been waving to. The car also looks similar to my sister’s work car so I stop walking in case it was her.

It was not my sister. It was a man who said he knows me. Said his name was Jimmy. I know a lot of Jimmys, but this man was not one of them. He shoved a paper in my hand with his name and phone number on it and said to call that number in a few minutes and he would tell me how he knows me then he drove off.

I was curious, so I called the number. He said that we had never met, but he had just moved to the area and was lonely. He was looking for women to go back to his house for a dinner and a movie and asked if I would like to visit or if I knew of any women who would be willing. I hung up and blocked his number.

The police station was directly across the street from where I was standing. I knew I had time before my bus and the bus station was beside the police station, so I stopped at the police station.

I talked to a woman in the records office and told her about the strange and creepy incident. She agreed that it sounded odd and said I needed to talk to an officer and make a report. She told me to go out to the lobby, pick up the black phone, and dial the dispatcher number on the wall. I did what she said. The dispatcher said “There’s nothing we can do. He isn’t breaking any laws. Just don’t give him your number and don’t take his.” Too late for that, but thanks for your non-help.

I go to my doctor appointment (biopsy was normal thankfully). When I get home, I post about the incident on facebook. I made it public so people can share what happened with others in my town. It has now been shared almost 700 times.

While looking through the list of the people who have shared it, I saw something disturbing. Other women were posting about similar incidents with this same person.

I did a Google search of the phone number and came across the man’s full name as well as his facebook page. I am not posting them to facebook…yet. IF the man is truly only looking for some friends, then he is innocent of any trouble, and just going about making friends in a pretty creepy manner. BUT I will be keeping an eye on the local news. If any women start to come up missing or dead, you can be damned sure that all of the information I have will be going to the police. They may not be willing to do anything right now, but if something happens, I refuse to have it on my conscious for not doing anything.

For now, I will just have to be happy with the fact that today’s incident has been reported to people on Facebook and the word is out to the women of the area.

Unique Blogger Award

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All I can say is WOW! I did not expect this. I just started writing and blogging a few months ago, so this is very new to me. To be given this award so soon is a wonderful surprise. Thank you Princess Simcess over at The Anxious Princess for this award.

Now to answer her questions.

  1. What is your favourite TS4 world? I love Windenburg. It is a beautiful world and I enjoy playing my families there. Lately I have been playing in Newcrest though because of the flexibility for building it the way I see it in my stories.
  2. If you were a sim, what three traits would you have? Definitely bookworm. I love to read. Currently my favorite author is Philippa Gregory. I love historical books. Family Oriented. Even though I have no children of my own, my family still comes first. I love to spoil my mother, my sisters, and my nieces and nephews. Goofball. I have no problem making a fool of myself if it will make someone else smile. I have a large collection of silly hats that I wear to work at the soup kitchen. The way I see it, if one of my silly hats makes just one homeless person smile, then it was worth it. That could very well be the only smile that person has that day.
  3. What is your favourite career to play on TS4 and why? I don’t really have a favorite career. I usually pick them at random. I have noticed that the cooking careers seem to be picked the most in my games however.

I nominate the following for this award:

Chicago-Style Girl in NYC – Dreams & Drama Neighborhood Rotation

CitizenErased14 – (Para)Normal Neighborhood

Trip – No Stars Over Uptown

Blamsart – Light the Way to Heaven

Questions for the nominees

  1. Where do you get your inspiration for your stories?
  2. Who is the one character you have created that feels the most like you personally?
  3. Has there been a character that has stuck with you to the point where saying good bye to them seemed impossible?
  4. How do you feel about other people using your characters in their own stories?