My Scary Experience Last Night. Plus, Friends With A Murderer. How Freaky Is That?
My Scary Experience Last Night. Plus, Friends With A Murderer. How Freaky Is That?
The twins are 15 months & 3 weeks old.
(Sorry this is so long.)
The world is such a scary place. Like I said on Facebook yesterday., all of us normal, nice folks, are hitting a private island where we can all congregate peacefully. There is just too much bad in our world today.
Last night I had brought my daughter to Mc Donald’s after dance class for a play date. I had the twins with me. Nothing odd there. I go to pack them up at say 7:45, as it was starting to get a bit dark out, and my friend just pulled out of the parking lot. There were no other cars around me.
I was putting Annaliese into her car seat. Now to mentally get this right, I was parked at the front end of the parking lot where you first pull in. The very 1st spot in the lot. I wasn’t close to the entrance of Mc Donald’s if I needed help. I was close to the road.
Anyhow I tell Mikayla to get into the darn car which of course she wasn’t listening, and I shut one of my car doors only to see this big lady right in my face. She had to be 4 inches taller then me, and built like a linebacker. Clearly she could take me down if she wanted to
She really startled me as she completely snuck up on me. There was no noise at all. She says, ’Ma’am can I please have $10 for food. I’m pregnant with twins, and I have no place to live and no money.’ Of course I thought ‘TWINS’ first, before possible reality.
Part of me felt like she was lying, but my humanitarian side came out and was like, ‘I understand your plight. I was homeless myself with my 1st son. My parents threw me out and I had nothing. Things will turn around for you to. So what are you having?’ ( I make small talk when I”m nervous. I just kept thinking to myself, be nice Shell, be nice.)
‘It’s too early to know what the twins are yet Can I have $10?’ I said I really didn’t think I had $10 left on me, and then she replied back, ‘How bout $7.’ I never experienced this outside of the city really. I didn’t ever experience someone asking for specific amounts, and it’s not a common thing I encounter. The Salvation Army outside at Christmas time would be the only exception, but that’s legit.
I had been buckling in one of the twins, 2 of my doors were open. Mikayla jumps back out of the car, which I could have killed her for as the lady looks at me and goes, ‘I’m off my medication, so my head is a bit (pause)..messed up.’ I looked around..NO ONE in sight at this time. UGH! Why did she just tell me that? What did she mean by that? I didn’t want to find out.
She talked really slow and slurred, and again just was a big woman. She didn’t look pregnant but it really didn’t matter. I just wanted out of there. I went to my front seat got $5 and said, ‘This is all I have.’ Then she goes, ‘Can you please do me a favor and drive me to the next town over?’ The next town over let me just say is about as bad as the place I was forced to live in when I was pregnant with my son.
I actually got pulled over passing through there once by two Caucasian cops who thought since I was white maybe I was a drug dealer or in trouble or something, which to me is beyond ridiculous but they must see weird things. I’ll never forget they had me step out of the car and said, ‘What’s a white girl like you doing in a neighborhood like this?’ Um…I was trying to get to the next town over. Am I not allowed?
(Of course I didn’t say THAT. Never snotty to the men in blue, I’m saying it to you all.) Never again. To get pulled over because I was white was about the weirdest pull over experience I ever had. This is going back about 6 years. Yes, because I was pregnant with my daughter.
There’s crime galore there, and my town is really big so it’s not like it’s so close that it’s scary. It’s really about 5 miles by car. I never really drive through there, but if you did it’s like going from I can’t explain it, Palm Springs to Harlem. It’s just night and day.
I’m not prejudice AT ALL, and I love all people and wanted to help this lady, but I just had a big red flag in my head that said, ‘NO WAY SHELL’. Try to find a way to get out of here. This ain’t right. Now if I didn’t have the kids, I would hope I still would have found the strength to say no, because like my husband said when I got home, I likely wouldn’t have come home at all.
If I did he was certain it’d be without a car, hurt..something really bad! I’m very trusting to a fault though, and very people friendly, so it was hard for me to say no to her in the case that she was really telling the truth. I know what it feels like to NOT be helped out.
I said, ‘I just called my husband and my friend just left so he’s expecting me home in like 2 minutes, so I really can’t go anywhere but home. Plus, the babies need to go to sleep’, as one of them started crying. Annaliese goes down between 7:30 and 8 and was getting fussy. At this point my daughter gets out of the car and starts talking to the woman. I said ‘GET IN THE CAR.’ I’m looking around, still not a person in sight and growing darker outside.
I didn’t have my cell phone as I had left in at my daughter’s dance school. They called my husband to let me know. How would I call for help even if I needed some? She just kept going on and on about me driving her there. It was like she wasn’t hearing a word that I was saying. I think she was high looking back at her behavior and speech. I can’t be certain.
I said I was really sorry, and she seemed to get angry now. I played it SO nice, and I had my kids, so of course she was really making me nervous by this point. Now that I think about it, she didn’t ask for money to take a cab to the next town. What my husband thought were her intentions was possibly right on. Again, I am a bit naive.
So anyways, I tried saying ‘Good luck to you, God bless and have a wonderful night. Have a great pregnancy. Twins are a blessing’, and make my way into the driver’s seat, and in my side window was her face right in the glass. Again I’m startled. I rolled down the window. Why I don’t know, but just a crack. ‘Please ma’am, may I have a ride. Do it for my twins.’ I said again, ‘I really, really, can’t. I’m so sorry. I have to get home.’
Then she moved her hand from inside her sweatshirt. Now that I think about it she had a hand or two inside her sweatshirt the whole time, and she pointed her hand up in my direction. I don’t know if she was pretending to have a gun under her sweatshirt, or actually had a gun, but I hit reverse as fast as I could and burnt rubber in the parking lot.
I actually was just hoping I didn’t run over the lady’s foot, the way I sped off. Yeah I know… TOO nice. There was no bump, and I drove around the block, and she was fine. Oddly enough though, she wanted money to buy some food yet passed Mc Donald’s right by. Guess I was conned. Oh well about the $5, I was just happy we were all safe and sound.
My husband works in all parts of the Island and in the city, and he has a special stop in that town she came from every week. It’s actually the place he got shot at some months back. I posted it here on my blog somewhere. He saw a man getting car jacked, stopped to help out, and started getting shot at by two guys himself. I worry about that man and the places they send him to.
He has no doubt this woman likely had a weapon on her, and if I ever was stupid enough to give her a ride, the car would have been stolen from me in the next town, and we’d likely have been killed but see I’m nice. I never usually think such things, though she was a bit scary looking from the start, and talked really off. If I didn’t have kids in the car might I have actually done it? Perhaps. I did it once before, but it was a little old lady to a ‘home’. But you never do know right?
This was the first time my gut actually kind of said to me, ‘No, don’t even think about it.’ Was she packing a gun? Who knows, but the world is a very scary place. Who knows what peoples’ motives are. My husband believes she had me targeted the whole time. We have an expensive vehicle which might lead people to believe we have money but it’s the only really nice thing we’ve got. HA… . Was I pegged? I don’t know, but everybody’s safe & sound.
Then I get home and my mother calls me and tells me my brothers good friend, whom he was the best man at his wedding, and was or is a co-worker or boss of his..I’m unsure. He was just arrested for brutally murdering 4 people. I can’t believe what is going on in the world today! I’m sure my brother is quite distraught as would I be. I don’t want to talk to much about it, it’s not my place, but it’s frightening!
This is why I say let’s all hit an island us normal , everyday, kind folks. Weed out the weirdos and psychotics.