Single mum, 21, shares the VERY creepy late night text messages she received from her next door neighbour after he offered to mow her lawn
- Australian woman has shared texts she received from her next door neighbour
- The mother-of-one is 21 while her neighbour is in his 40s or 50s, she guesses
- One night he walked over to her house and offered to mow her lawns
- Since that time he has been incessantly texting her and asking odd questions
A single mother has shared the horrifying text messages her much older neighbour sent her after asking if she would like help mowing her lawns.
The Australian woman, 21, who had only moved into the house two months ago, was surprised to find her middle-aged male neighbour walking over to her house at 9.53pm one night.
‘He is in his 40s or 50s. The other night he came to mine saying he would mow my lawns on Wednesday. I said thank you, he said goodnight, I said night, and shut my door as he walked away,’ the woman, who has chosen to remain anonymous, said.
‘He then came back and knocked on my door asking ‘can I have your number in case you need anything?’ I said ‘oh yeah sure’ and gave it.’
The Australian woman, 21, who had only moved into the house two months ago, was surprised to find her middle-aged male neighbour walking over to her house at 9.53pm one night (stock image)
The first group of text messages were fairly innocent before her neighbour started to ask a series of strange questions
While it was a seemingly innocent conversation things took a turn later on when he began to text her.
He started by checking the young mother had received his number on Friday so they could speak, presumably about mundane activities like mowing the lawns.
‘Yes I did thank you,’ she responded, before they both said goodnight to each other.
But he didn’t go to bed.
‘You can text if you want, I don’t mind. Haha. What are you up to? Are you sleeping? It’s okay if you don’t want to text I’ll just go.’
Days later he started another conversation beginning with ‘hey hi’.
‘What are you up to? Are you sleeping? It’s okay if you don’t want to text. I’ll just go,’ he continued.
Later in the evening he wrote: ‘Hey hi, how you doing?’
‘Hey I’m sorry for bothering you… I understand. Just letting you know if it’s not raining on Wednesday I might cut the rest of your grass. Cheers!!! Good night.’
And then: ‘Hey hi how are you? What are you up to? Can you come over for a coffee? Can I invite you over?’
At this point the messages dry up and finish. It’s not know if he’s still messaging the mother.
‘I asked him to mow my lawn as I’m a single parent with a nearly two-year-old and my mower is broken,’ she wrote on Facebook to explain the situation.
The Australian woman hasn’t answered any of her neighbours’ text messages since
‘I have only said hello, how are you, have a good day like three times since I have been here.
‘Also to add he asked me once if my alarm system works and I said yes.’
Understandably the woman on the receiving end of these texts is shaken by the chat and asked her social media followers for advice.
‘You’re young enough to be his child. If he was innocently “lonely” he wouldn’t go this way about it. It’s concerning, and the heap of texts makes me icky. I’d make quite clear you aren’t looking for a relationship, and definitely flag with police because of the alarm thing,’ one woman wrote on Facebook.
‘Just be open and honest. Tell him that you’d prefer to only be contacted in emergency situations and are a private person and you’re not interested in more than friendly neighbour contact sometimes. If he keeps going take it to the police for harassment,’ said another.
A third added: ‘This is all super creepy. I get bad bad vibes from this. You need to be straight forward and keep yourself safe. If he crosses another boundary don’t hesitate about escalating it. Your safety is key.’