posted on Sep, 4 2017 @ 10:52 PM
So I live at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. People turn around in it sometimes, but it's still fairly quiet. You can't see my property from the
main street, as it's in the wrong part of the fishbowl.
I've got a Grand Cherokee that's not worth much cash, but has sentimental value to me parked on the side of my driveway. It's fairly obvious I
don't drive the thing.
I have had a weird number of what I consider mildly sketchy dudes (think bad used car salesman sketchy) pull up and ask about it during the day when
I'm home. My car and now my truck are always in the driveway, and some of the neighbors are older and always home. One time a guy got weirdly
aggressive about it until I opened the door and started walking towards him. Told him I wasn't interested in selling, and he kept saying "but you
don't drive it". I think this was actually the second time he had stopped by.
About six month ago some guy came to the door and asked if my former tenant lived here. I asked him why and he said he was looking for the guy I had
been renting the house to about a year ago. I still get this guys mail occasionally, no idea what's going on there. I asked him why he wanted to
find him, and he told me he had papers for him. Told him I don't know where he is, but he doesn't live hear anymore. Guy asked to see my ID to
verify, and I told him to there was no way it was happening. He didn't give me much of a bad vibe, and I'm pretty quick to get sketched out. I'm
pretty sure he was actually working for the court, as I recall he actually gave me a card and whatnot. I just sort of chalked it up to general
weirdness and wasn't surprised because I had gotten so many past due notices for the renter.
My house isn't exactly the kind you would want to rob. My dog barks at anyone that comes to the door, there's a security camera, neighbors are
always home, the house is modest and looking in the window you aren't going to see anything all that tempting except maybe the flatscreen (and it's
not all that big). My schedule is chaotic, I don't leave expensive crap in plain view, I keep the yard maintained and it's easy for the neighbors
in the back to see in. Always lock the windows and doors, leave lights on at night.
So I'm thinking this is probably people trying to track down the renter, seeing that I'm not a 70 year old man, and realizing he's moved. Except
that one douchebag that came back twice and got mouthy with me. If anything, it's probably just people wanting to buy the Jeep cheap, flip it and
make a buck, but it still weirds me out the frequency that it's happening when you can't see it from the main street (which isn't all that busy
One more thing to add, the guy today yelled out "Hi neighbor!" when he rang the bell. That struck me as odd. I've never seen him, or his car
before. I've certainly never met him. Did a little Google and apparently process servers will call out your name since you're more likely to
respond to it than some random stranger. I just cracked the door so the dog couldn't go at him, he backed up a few paces, then said "I don't need
to come in" (like I'm going to let him) and then when I told him the Jeep wasn't for sale walked back to his car. The only other thing is that
they all use the same line, "I've noticed that your Jeep has been sitting there for a long time". Shoot, I guess that's what I would probably say
too, but I sorta doubt these people continuously cruise my cul-de-sac since there would be absolutely no reason.
I'm sure I'm being paranoid. Still thought I would ask.