Stalker filter: I have a reasonable expectation of safey at work, right?
January 5, 2014 3:52 PM Subscribe
I have a reasonable expectation of safety at work, right?
posted by anonymous to Law & Government (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Last week a man I do not know drove 120 miles to leave me a note in my mailbox. The note asked me to help him get his friend out of prison, since I had been one of the ones responsible for putting him there (true) and contained many odd and bizarre references to the world ending in 2016 and him (letter writer) helping him get his friend ready for Jesus.
(Note: His friend is not going anywhere.)
In the letter also offered me money to help him "since it's obvious you're not doing well financially."
Although I know intellectually that a street address is easy to find, it still creeped me out.
I contacted the YWCA and filed a police report and went immediately to the courthouse to fill out a protective order (I now know all about the difference between restraining and protective orders), which the judge took seriously by signing the very next day. (But I am told it has to be processed here, then processed in that county, then delivered, and so on, so a few days for that.) We also contacted the county attorney.
I've been fine staying with friends and such, but I have to go back to work tomorrow and I suppose it's just as easy to find where someone works as their home. Do I just go get the first open appointment with HR? What on earth do I say?
Stalker is not accurate, of course, it is a shortcut. So many events are painful to discuss.
I've been reading and re-reading The Gift Of Fear, and don't feel I have enough information to know anything.
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