I was followed out of the mall today
Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:47 AM
Next week I am having my engagement party so today I did a trial run with my hair which came out great! I put on a trendy outfit to match the hair so I could be one of "those" people who dress up for the mall. So I headed to the mall with my big hair to shop for an engagement dress. After scoring "THE PERFECT DRESS" I was walking through Macy's to head home. I noticed a young guy checking me out, naturally I assumed my trial run with my hair must have been a success made a mental note to high five myself and kept heading to the door. I felt the guy waking close behind me. When I exited to the parking lot he followed me out. I thought I did the right thing I stopped completely and let him pass me, he asked me if I was mad I told him I am trying to go home coldly. He headed in the opposite direction and I headed towards my truck. I honestly thought "wow I showed him I'm not an easy target." Because I have the biggest truck ever I parked far in a secluded area so I wouldn't have any trouble pulling out of a spot. The guy must have saw how far I had parked so he jumped in his car and drove over to me as I was still walking. Okay two things went through my head, First, I thought he might try to snatch my bags and I would not hand over by JS Boutique engagement dress I just scored on sale, Second I'm wearing my Steve Madden strappy wedges that I could not run in or even kick off to run in, and I was already far from the mall. I looked around and of course there are cars in the parking lot but no one is around. My truck was way closer than the mall so I figured I was close enough I could just walk past him and get into the truck. I mean if I ran I would trip and fall in my wedges and he might take my engagement dress. When I walked past him he started spewing the hey pretty lady why were you shopping? As I walked past him I figured I should still show no fear and I shouted angrily over my shoulder that I was shopping for my engagement dress. He started yelling more lines but I was focused on getting to my truck. I never thought he would do what he did next. He turned his car around and pulled next to my truck trying to block me from getting into the truck. Holy crap now I'm scared a thousand thing run through my head but I knew he was still in his car and I HAD SECONDS to do something. Okay I thought get in the truck with the dress while he is still in the car. I managed to jump into the truck throw the dress on the passenger side and started the engine. He was halfway out when he realized I had gotten in my truck so he got back into his car and threw it in reverse. I think he was reversing to swing behind me and block me in the space. What he doesn't realize is that he is attempting to block a 3/4ton diseal Dodge truck with a really really pissed off bride who thought she was going to lose the perfect engagement dress. I floored it in reverse and funny how stupid things creep in your mind like "My finance is going to kill me." Once he realized I planned on running over his Acura, no wait, I actually planned on driving up and over his Acura, he hauled ass out of there. I stomped on the brakes and threw the car into drive, now I planned on finding that bastard and was going to throw my own version of pick up lines as I rammed his car. You know, I never knew an Acura can accelerate so fast or take turns on three wheels. Much to my dismay I never caught up to him. Even more shocking was my fiance was supportive about using the truck as a weapon. Although I didn't mention the part where I was going to up the ante and use it as a battering ram. He said that this is what insurance is over, I also didn't mention how the dress was essential to my escape.
I learned some valuable lessons today. 1. Never park far when you are alone no matter if it takes you 20 tries to pull out of tight spots or all the dirty looks you get as cars line up waiting for you. 2. Always assume they can drive over to you even if they have walked out of view and you have established that cheesy pickup lines will not work on you. 3. Never underestimate a drastic move. I never thought he would try to keep me from getting in my truck and he never thought I would go on the attack with my truck. 4. Your vehicle is a weapon use it, I'm not sure if police will be ok with you switching roles and turning into the attacker and using your vehicle as a battering ram. 5. As innocent as pick up lines are never assume it will not turn into a more serious situation.Terrific hair or not, if you are being followed no matter how innocent or cheesy it seems, wait inside and get security to walk you out. Don't think your tough and no one would dare pull this on you, I mean the guy drove his car over!
I will post engagement party pics after the party so you will all see the dress I was willing to sacrifice everything for. Once you see it on me I am sure you will agree with me that it was well worth it
Thanks for letting me vent!
Posted 05 October 2009 - 03:19 AM
we will look forward to your pics.
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:11 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:39 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:45 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 08:48 AM
I would honestly still report this guy to the mall security as well as police. Give them a description of both the guy and his car as best you can because they may have had other reports of the same which might help them to increase their security more and keep an eye out for the guy.
Glad to hear that you're alright though and that you made it out with dress (and shoes!) intact. Can't wait to see the pictures after your party
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:16 AM
Posted 05 October 2009 - 09:37 AM
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