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Creepy dude at the back of Ainslie shops

By Sheridan 7 February 2011 26

Hi ladies of Canberra,

I just wanted to warn you about a creepy dude that’s been hanging out at the back of Ainslie shops.

Friday morning two weeks ago I had my initial encounter while walking through the park at the rear of the shops, on my way to work at about 7am.  He approached me and made some disgusting suggestions.

Then, I saw him again on Friday morning just passed, same time, same-ish location, but was lucky enough to be on the other side of the road.  I noticed he was staring down the road after the woman ahead of me.  I called the police assistance number and gave them all the details, but haven’t heard anything back about it.

Both times, he was been wearing a blue singlet and blue tracksuit pants with a white stripe up the side.

He looks pretty spaced out and stinks, so I assume he’s spent his fortnight’s Centrelink on drugs and is hanging out in the park all night getting high and then skulking around  in the morning saying disgusting things to women on their way to work.

So please be careful, I was pretty freaked out.  Call the cops if you see him as it’s definitely not a one off thing.


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EvanJames 10:44 am 21 Feb 11

The Scribbler is probably in the grip of some paranoid condition, and is keeping careful and, in his mind, vital, notes about the doings of whatever it is he’s paranoid about. He might be noting secret signs or patterns or information that he is convinced will be important in the future. Such people often are seeing and hearing things that we don’t, and it’s very real to them. Or they see certain things as proof that something’s going on, or believe that they are signals or communication of some sort.

j4ck 10:16 am 21 Feb 11

Rollersk8r said :

kezzafezza said :

We have a strange lady that walks around our neighborhood, though not as gross as your creepy man. She wanders up and down Chucuba Cr most of the day, as when I have a day off work I see her out the window quite a few times walking along, always with a fag and sometimes can of beer in hand. She stands down by the entrance to the Kaleen shops and chain smokes for awhile before wandering off.
The other day my husband was unloading the lawnmower from the boot and she walked past and said ‘Oh, that’s a lovely lawnmower! *eyebrow waggling* What sort of lawnmower is that, can I have a closer look?” *more eyebrow waggling* That’s when I walked out the front door and she walked away.

Totally off topic – but if you know this woman then you MUST also know The Random Scribbler?? He’s a skinny little guy with glasses, aged about 60 and he spends most of his time in around the main Kaleen shopping centre scribbling notes with a thick texta. You never know when and where he’s going to show up in and around Kaleen, Giralang or Civic. He can often be spotted crouching in bushes, near bus stops or even on the grass in between lanes on Northbourne. He cetainly puts in long hours, whatever it is he’s working on…

Oh my GOD! Signed up to reply.

I worked at Alzheimer’s ACT for about a year. That’s just up the road from the shops you’re talking about! When I used to go and get lunch I always remember seeing this dude and thinking “Man…what the CRAP is he doing?!” It’s hilarious that other people have noticed him and thought the same things.

The Dark 9:45 pm 08 Feb 11

geetee said :

The Dark said :

always try to keep your distance from creepy random nutters behind shops… they may follow you.

I’d be far more creeped out by a bunch of teens with a 4×2 than some poor disturbed vagrant..

Haha, yeah, fair enough, I think I should point out though that I picked up the bit of wood BECAUSE we were being followed, it was on the ground near some bins, I didn’t have it with me initially and I tossed it after I thought we were free of him.

Although yeah, the sight of a bunch of teenagers with any sort of weapons can be unnerving, unless they’re on your side, and please don’t judge, some times the only way to save yourself and friends a trip to the ER is picking up whatever is around you at the time against a larger number of other teenagers (if your lucky), having given up on calling the police knowing full well they’re response times to ‘just another pack of kids fighting’ arn’t fantastic.

geetee 2:29 pm 08 Feb 11

The Dark said :

always try to keep your distance from creepy random nutters behind shops… they may follow you.

I’d be far more creeped out by a bunch of teens with a 4×2 than some poor disturbed vagrant..

Genie 2:08 pm 08 Feb 11

kezzafezza said :

Totally off topic – but if you know this woman then you MUST also know The Random Scribbler?? He’s a skinny little guy with glasses, aged about 60 and he spends most of his time in around the main Kaleen shopping centre scribbling notes with a thick texta. You never know when and where he’s going to show up in and around Kaleen, Giralang or Civic. He can often be spotted crouching in bushes, near bus stops or even on the grass in between lanes on Northbourne. He cetainly puts in long hours, whatever it is he’s working on…

This guy fasinates me.. ! I would see him on the buses all the time getting on and off at various spots on the 30 route. Mostly in Kaleen and Giralang.. havent seen him for awhile but. Last time I saw him he was scribbling away in the bus interchange.

Whatever he writes down is barely legiable to anyone but himself…

TooManyRabbitsInChina 10:53 am 08 Feb 11

Was he kind of balding with a somewhat round head? If so, then I encountered the same guy at the Canberra Center on Saturday. He was wearing blue track pants with a white stripe down the side and a blue singlet as well. He hassled me for money at the Anslie Street entrance then proceeded to follow me in past target and all the way along to Aldi. I stopped a cleaner to ask if he could contact security for me. The cleaner was great and had security there in less than two minutes. Security were great too. I described the guy and pointed him out. They said they knew of him, and that contrary to my belief that the guy meant no harm, he was actually one of the more violent ones.

Normally I don’t mind when people ask me for money, but when they follow me yelling insults and abuse, that’s another matter entirely.

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