being harrassed at home- you are next Crimes & Incidents, posted by James, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:23 pm
I have had very strange people come to my door several times this week asking to buy a car I have parked in my driveway. I said I wasn't interested in selling it. they made me an offer the first day and asked me to think about it.
they came back, and i told them no, i wasn't interested. they upped the price but i still said no thanks. then they made a comment, why not sell a car you don't use much? I'd like to know how they know I don't drive that car every day!
this is a young couple, hard to determine their nationality- maybe middle eastern. they are very persistent and don't want to take no for an answer. they are driving a brand new black GMC SUV.
I called the non-emergency police number and told them. they said there is nothing they can do about this harassment. if these people come back and i can hold them here while i call the police, then they might come out to talk to them.
what the sam hill is the use of a police department if they can't protect me from being harassed in my own home? i have no idea what these people are capable of doing if they don't get their way. i feel like i have some mafia goons on one side and useless cops on the other.
no wonder people buy guns to defend themselves and their homes and families. you are not protected or safe even here in pleasanton. the cops sure won't lift a finger.
Posted by Drexl, a resident of the Ironwood neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm
Do you have their license plate number, a name? anything? That is probably why police can't help you. And by the way, even I know which neighbors' cars are not driven often, so that does not mean automatic stalking; they probably noticed your car, like it, and made an offer; just tell them you are not selling it right now, but if you decide to change your mind, ask for their contact information. Be nice about it and problem resolved.
Posted by RememberInNovember, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:29 pm
You are certainly correct that we all should have a right to protect ourselves and our family. McNerney and other Democrats want to take this right (2nd Amendment) away. Go arm yourself and I suggest taking a gun safety class if you haven't already.
Posted by James, a resident of the Pleasanton Meadows neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:42 pm
I forgot to mention that the GMC SUV they are driving is brand new with no license plates. I do have a name and number that they left me. I just have never had anything like this happen and it felt very strange.
Posted by to james, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Sep 1, 2010 at 4:56 pm
That sounds strange, I'd be worried too. Not so much about them coming once, although I wouldn't like that either, but about them coming again and not taking no for an answer. If they come again, you should tell them you are not comfortable with them coming around to make offers on your car, and as someone suggested, try to take a photo. Don't give out any personal details to them of course. Did the police know they were driving a car without a license plate?
Posted by JohnBoy, a resident of the Val Vista neighborhood, on Nov 10, 2010 at 3:17 pm
I had a middle eastern man drive by while and was washing my truck in my driveway, he wanted to buy the car out in the street. I explained it wasn't mine but was the neighbors. He was very persistant and wanted to buy the car. Please note the car in the street had NO "for sale" sign. This guy did not want to leave without buying the car. He was thinking I was lying about owning the car. I told him again it was not my car to sell. Told him to try a car dealership. He finally drove off. Felt like sticking my shotgun in his nose and telling him to move on.