The internet “got scared” by the “terrifying” note allegedly left on the woman’s car

Online commentators are concerned about a woman who said she received an anonymous letter from someone who ‘daydreams [her] a little more than [they] should.”

“Someone left notes on my car at work, [and] this is the most recent and in-depth so far. No,” the post was called Reddit“Mildly Infuriating” under the username u/Zeddstar2000 where the woman shared a photo of the note and wrote. The post amassed more than 52,000 upvotes and more than 7,400 comments from Redditors, many of whom believe the woman has a stalker and should contact the police. You can Read the entire post here.

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), stalking is widespread in the United States; one in six women and one in 19 men have been stalked in their lifetime and, in many cases, the stalker was someone the victim knew. On Friday, u/Zeddstar2000 said this was true of her case.

‘Who I am’

In the comments section of his post, u/Zeddstar2000 said Friday’s letter was the fourth message he has received in recent months. The first two were brief—just saying “hello” and “good day,” she said—but Friday’s letter was far more thorough.

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Online commenters are concerned about a woman who said she received an anonymous letter from someone who ‘daydreams [her] a little more than [they] should.”
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“Who am I … Just a few[one] “who hopes to brighten your day by reminding you how beautiful you are”, began the letter. .”

The author of the note went on to say that they are “a little more broken than others” and not worthy of u/Zeddstar2000’s time. While they didn’t leave a name, u/Zeddstar2000 said she was “pretty sure” she knew the author.

“My bosses are aware [of the letter], and I’m pretty sure I know who it is and where this note came from. There [are] cameras nearby that will also tell me who it is,” u/Zeddstar2000 wrote.

Editors react

Redditors called the letter “disturbing” and many encouraged u/Zeddstar2000 to contact the police.

“[This is] beyond slightly maddening. [It is] completely creepy and you should [buy] a dash cam so you can figure out who this person is [and] perhaps [call] the police,” u/stefaniki said.

“It’s terrifying. Please take it to the police and have it checked [the] cameras. This person seems to think they are romantic but that is just embarrassing and really scary,” u/mummylu wrote.

u/_overfiend added: “Take this seriously[ly]. Don’t brush this one away. This scared everyone just reading it. I can’t imagine how you [felt] receiving it”.

Expert opinion

Kim Kavern, Senior Director of Safe Horizon’s Crime Victims Assistance Program, said Newsweek that people should seek help “immediately” if they believe they are being persecuted.

“Stalking is a serious problem that can put people at risk,” Kavern said. “If someone is being persecuted, we recommend that you seek help immediately […] stalking is often, but not always, done by someone the victim knows.”

Kavern says victims should document everything: when and where they see their alleged stalkers, when and how they receive notes and/or gifts, and when their stalkers contact electronically. He also advises them to contact professionals to help create safety plans.

For example, you could arrange to text a friend when you leave work and when you get home so that if they don’t hear from you, they know there’s trouble. You could arrange to carpool or have someone drive you in your car or public transportation , so you don’t have to travel alone,” Kavern said. We don’t necessarily recommend changing your phone number because sometimes this can lead to the stalker stepping up and trying to find other ways to get in touch with you. Again, a professional can help walk you through what changes are right for you. you.”

“I won’t bother again”

But u/Zeddstar2000 has not contacted local law enforcement or advocacy groups. Instead, she and her boyfriend contacted the alleged stalker’s boss.

“[The note’s author] he was who I suspected he was, and as far as I know, they won’t bother me again,” he said u/Zeddstar2000.

Newsweek contacted u/Zeddstar2000 for comment. We could not verify the details of this case.

More viral posts

Last month, a man revealed a Newsweek that his daughter he asked his ex-wife’s stalker to walk her down the aisle at her wedding.

In June, Redditors criticized a man who has compiled a list of information about various women on her college campus and then shared it with his fraternity brothers.

And in May, said one woman she caught a “creepy” man staring at her through her bedroom window.