Several days ago, two of my adult children were subjected to a large group of local young people running back and forth repeatedly in front of our house for some time while I was at work. These young people were accompanied by the adult female in the vehicle shown here, and she appeared to be in charge of the harassment.
My children said that some of the joggers came down and trespassed on our property, despite being repeatedly asked to leave. One even came and rang our doorbell, and he refused to leave even when informed that my children intended to call the police. After about five minutes, he did eventually leave, but my offspring who owns the Kia Rio shown parked in front of our house said they were afraid some of the joggers who were hanging around the vehicle would damage it, since this vehicle has been "keyed" before.
It upsets me that my kids were targeted and frightened like this while I was gone. But it bothers me considerably more that adults in our community who are in positions of leadership with local young people would deliberately teach them to commit criminal acts like harassment, organized stalking, trespassing, and more (see my earlier post titled "Sabotage", for example). Many of the youths seen jogging back and forth in front of our house (and note that they are going nowhere else but repeatedly back and forth in front of our house!) in my offspring's video below are clad in jogging attire that appear to represent organized sports teams at our local high school. And a previous post here from quite a while ago details a very similar incident, confirming that the community harassment of us is both ongoing and of long duration.
Far more disturbing is the fact that my children and I have been the victims of these kinds of incidents and far worse for over 13 years now. The questions of why and how an entire community's reasons and behaviors can become so warped and sick that their members consider these sorts of criminal behaviors both normal and pleasurable are addressed in an earlier post of mine titled "Why They Do It" and also in Medawar's post here titled "Empire Builders".
For more information on the subject of community harassment, please see: