Nobody likes that creepy feeling of being watched, especially by a random stranger on the street. Not only that but when you notice them lurking and staring, they start following you too. Nightmare scenario! This guy, posting on the subreddit TwoXChromosomes, did exactly that to a young woman on a lonely street in Belfast, UK, and wrote an open letter to explain why.
Written deliberately to draw to the reader in, the letter has people preparing themselves for the worst as he describes his methods, keeping a distance and pretending to talk on his phone. So far, so creepy.
What happens next is a surprising twist that has left many people applauding his actions, as well as quite a few skeptics too.
Could he have done it in a better way? The woman was so freaked out by him, she even took his picture. There is plenty more to this story, but it has gotten people talking about women’s safety when walking alone, and what you can do if you spot potential danger. Scroll down below to check it out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Image credits: Sebastian Appelt (not the actual photo)
This story, shared by a guy who followed a woman on the streets, has gotten people talking about women’s safety
After getting some skepticism about his version of events, the OP decided to clear up a few issues
Here’s what people had to say about it