Note: I can't vouch for the factuality of the individual's claims; only that they were what he claimed. Passages about the corridor were added on June 29.
Two weeks ago today, the individual left a mutual site three minutes after I did (per security footage). It was Monday during the 06:00 hour.
Eventually, he arrived at the establishment in the vehicle below. He then divided most of his time between smoking at his car outside and sitting down inside.
Later, as I gathered my belongings to leave, the individual left his own belongings unattended and rushed to his car outside. As he entered the vehicle, I hurried out the building via a different exit and rounded the block...
... in the opposite direction.
Per security footage, the individual returned to the very first site minutes before my return on foot. Maintaining a physical barrier behind a door, I demanded that he stop following me. I screamed it! I considered him another hanger-on in my life.
Besides, I was never attracted to the individual physically and his persistent lurking turned me off interpersonally.
"I'm not interested!" I yelled, annoyed.
Among other things, he said he's also been through a divorce. That he has a car. "Do you?" And that he, too, works in IT -- namely, for a hotel.
Until that moment, I avoided talking to him. On a few successful occasions, I cracked the door open to deter him from standing in the immediate corridor any longer. However, without a peep hole or security camera at the time, I stayed behind the closed door while he'd linger multiple times as I worked alone at night.
In the external silence of my downtime, I'd shift in place or -- in one instance -- my work phone churped before the individual would:
For the better part of six months, this occurred multiple times almost every night. Prior to the May 9 altercation, the last deterrence was March 1. At the time, he waited about 5 minutes for someone to return an item he'd forgotten. After receiving it, the individual remained in the immediate corridor for another several minutes.
I cracked the door open.
"Oh! I'm sorry," he said, and kept it moving.
About 4-feet wide (1.22 meters), the corridor accommodates adults of average weight/height if walking behind each other (in the same direction) or passing each other one at a time (from opposite directions).
Two weeks prior to the May 9 altercation, the individual left the site 5-to-10 minutes after I did. Outside, he encountered police responding to the location. It was the 05:00 hour.
Wearing a workman's uniform for a different hotel, he volunteered to officers that he's waiting for an Uber. If to the hotel on his uniform, then it was a 15-minute walk away.
Ultimately, no vehicle -- let alone an Uber -- came or drove by.
Ironically, it was his employment status for which he first announced himself about six months ago. During an organizational meeting on Zoom, I provided a personal update as is routine among fellow members. It included a few life-changing events, including a divorce and a new job.
The individual -- who was not part of the meeting -- entered the immediate corridor.
"I don't have a job and I don't care," he said.
Previously, I made multiple trips to the building throughout the day over one weekend. I sometimes passed him leaving the building before I entered it. He was gray and looked about 55-to-65. So with the announcement later that he didn't work, I assumed he was retired.
At any rate, I want no contact with this person and none of his attention.
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