Edit: This occurred near Spades Park.
I was followed home tonight by a late 90s/early 00s dark colored sedan, possibly a Honda Accord. This happened at approximately 10:30pm.
How do I know I was followed you ask? I live in a carriage house which is an apartment over a garage. In order to get to the garage you have to go down a back alley and then turn left down another alley. There are only about 6 other houses that have garages in this portion of the alley. I noticed this car behind me immediately once I got off the highway. I came up to an intersection that had a green light, I proceeded with my right hand turn. The car behind me did not immediately turn right. Instead it slowed down and waited for me to get further ahead. It finally turned right after I was about 500 yards down the road. I then made a left hand turn onto the neighborhood street. The car did the same thing as it did previously. It did not immediately follow but let me get further ahead before making their turn.
This is a tactic I used to use when I was a private investigator doing surveillance on people. It is how you attempt to not get caught following someone. Admittedly I was never the best at it.
Anyways, I turned down the alley way just as the car made their turn onto the neighborhood street. I get down to the portion of the alley where I need to make my turn down the other alley and see the car coming in my rear view mirror. At this point I thought maybe I was crazy and it’s just a coincidence. I proceeded to my driveway and stopped. I look behind me and the car is coming. The car proceeds to stop behind my car. We were both at a stand still. I lock my car and keep it running. I believe he was waiting for me to turn off my car and get out.
Since it was dark out, he couldn’t tell if it was just me in the vehicle or not. He was waiting to see if there were others with me in the car. Fortunately, he didn’t completely block me in. I was able to back out and leave. I made a loop around the alley. The car had only moved about 50 yards further. At that point a neighbor had also turned down the alley and went into their garage. I think the presence of another vehicle scared this person away.
I know for certain this isn’t some kind of crazy coincidence. The car was not driving like a normal person would drive. This person was not lost. Their intentions were clear. I believe they randomly picked me to follow to see if they would have an opportunity at committing a crime. If you believe you are ever being followed call 911. Do not get out of the car.
It might just be time to get a CPL.
Source: I was followed home