To each his own. To me my own.

Disruption

My normal little life at home was disturbed last night. It has been discovered that we have a peeping Tom (umm, make that a Tombrero). The piece of crap was discovered last night peeping in on my first-floor neighbors. Of course I called the authorities, but he disappeared before the officer got there.

My normal little life at home consists of a peaceful third floor condo in a nice complex situated within a small little lake town. Realizing that no place is totally safe, there are places that are more desirable than others to live. A lot of things were considered when choosing a place to live – but safety came first for me. To me, peeping in on someone is one of the ultimate revocations of your privacy. This is just one of the reasons I chose the third floor – but not everyone gets a choice on this, and also some people actually prefer the ground floor.

It obviously wasn’t a first for this peeping Tombrero. My boyfriend’s eagle eyes noticed the guy had his sweatshirt turned inside out in an attempt to throw off the color of his clothing. To ice the cake, the scumbag was even performing a vile act in public while he was looking in. Just great. Of course he disappeared before the police arrived, but not before hopping over the balcony for a better view. I just got off the phone with the office at my complex and our conversation was not taken lightly. I told them until he’s caught, I will have the cops out there every single time I see him. Keith made an excellent suggestion last night… when I’m out on my dark balcony and see him down there again – snap a picture! The flash alone will freak him out. I am adding on to this suggestion. In my other hand, I will have a can of wasp spray that shoots down thirty feet.

And I’m a damn good shot.

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10 responses

  1. Helen

    I’ve have also had my share of jerks like him. All bus drivers know it comes with the job. I can’t count all of the times I would be stopped at a light and the jerk next to me was “taking care of himself”. They know that the driver of the bus is looking DOWN at them and that it’s not easy for the driver to see their face. I have also had the crap scared out of me when I went to look out the window {at night} only to see the face of a man {jerk} looking back at me! These people are sick and it’s only a matter of time before they rape someone. I hope the cops catch this guy and soon. I too have a can of wasp spray waiting for anyone that is stupid enough to be caught looking in my windows. I’m a damn good shot too!!! Be careful and let me know if he’s caught. ❤

    October 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      Ya know, it seems like we’re hearing of more and more sexual crimes being committed out there. It’s very disturbing. You never know what type of person you’re talking to, or even looking at.

      October 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm

  2. Be careful with the wasp spray. I’ve actually heard of perpetrators suing their victims in such cases. Ridiculous! I had a peeper once. My dressing table was next to the window. I happened to decide to pull the curtains aside to let in the sunlight. There he was! Right in my face with his nose to the window! He ran. I never did find out who he was, but, like you, I called the police. It’s scary!

    October 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      You’re right, Carol Ann – I guess it’s like any other measure we might take to defend ourselves (or in my case, be a vigilante). It’s so scary. Like Helen said… the next step for these perpetrators could very well be rape.

      October 8, 2010 at 3:08 pm

  3. Elena

    Yes indeed, you were right to get a third floor unit. I was naive in choosing my dungeon level digs. Regarding your sharpshooting skills, suggest some sort of fluorescent spraypaint or paintball that will make him super EZ to ID. Hehehe ….. one less creep out there creeping!

    October 8, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      LOL, you made me laugh with ‘dungeon level digs’. You always had a beautiful place E, remember you’re the one who inspired me. 🙂 In any case, I’m off to answer the below supercrazed-melodramatic anti-wasp spray using fella below. Enjoy a beautiful weekend!!

      October 9, 2010 at 11:17 am

  4. Mike

    WOW. When are people going to stop advocating WASP spray for self defense! It is a RIDICULOUS MYTH that is going to get somebody hurt. People who this MYTH sound VERY MISINFORMED. STICK WITH THE PEPPER SPRAY! Police departments worldwide use pepper spray because the inflammatory effects of this agent work on those which cannot feel pain (very important). The inflammatory effects of pepper spray cause eyes to close involuntarily and produce a loss of breath sensation. Pepper spray has been proven effective on deterring and incapacitating aggressive, combative, intoxicated and drug induced individuals for over 20 years.
    To date, no human testing has been conducted on WASP spray and it’s a violation of federal law to use in self defense. There are many home defense pepper spray options which will deploy up to 25 feet and unlike WASP sprays, these pepper sprays do not require the user to be as accurate because their spray pattern will cover an entire doorway. Pepper spray is a safe, proven option which is trusted and relied upon by police officers worldwide.

    See link below for more info on MYTH:
    http://fortwayne.bbb.org/snopes-25-urban-legends/

    October 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    • Bonnie ~ Life of Bon

      DUDE… you seriously need to take a chill pill. I actually own pepper spray myself, although it only shoots about 7 feet at best. I wasn’t aware that pepper spray was even offered in a long-range shot.

      “WOW. When are people going to stop advocating WASP spray for self defense! It is a RIDICULOUS MYTH that is going to get somebody hurt. People who this MYTH sound VERY MISINFORMED.”

      I assume you meant ‘believe’ this myth. If you’re browsing blogs tagged with police, it’s a fair possibility you might be an officer of the law yourself. In the future, you might remember your “advice” would be much better received if you would remove some of your cynicism beforehand. I believe we’re all on the same page here.

      October 9, 2010 at 11:34 am

      • Helen

        Where can one get this pepper spray? I believe when in danger, do ANYTHING you can to save yourself. Wasp spray is better than nothing!

        October 10, 2010 at 12:02 pm

  5. Bonnie

    Put it this way Helen… I took my existing pepper spray for a test run early this morning since it’s been a while (good to do this once every 6 mths or so, but still never keep the pepper spray over a two year period of time). I was quite surprised to find that mine only sprayed in an extremely tight stream – I would have to be more than accurate to come anywhere near two eyes with it. I’m gonna have to do some looking into this ‘full-spray mode that covers an entire doorway’ one.

    Incidentally, an inside source informed me this morning that there was an arrest made on the peeping Tombrero (yes, he struck again at another condo)… but who knows if it’s the right dude. Since my boyfriend can make a more than positive ID on the perp, it’s likely he may be called to do that. He already told the officer that night that he’d be glad to. Unfortunately, this guy was released because of no evidence. Guess the cop has to catch him in the act?! Or maybe they’re just needing positive ID times two… who knows.

    October 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm

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