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Suspicious Behavior repeated around First & N. High past two evenings

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  • #1106967

    I’m curious. If I don’t immunize my kids, and they get whooping cough, then people say “You should have immunized!” Can I call that reprehensible victim blaming too?

    Just checking.

    #1107018
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    People grasping at straws to justify or validate their victim blaming is both sad and expected.

    #1107019
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    Did I miss the part where there was an actual victim?

    #1107088

    OneBagTravel
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    brb, buying a Scottish baskethilt claymore for protection.

    #1107093
    derm
    derm
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    Did I miss the part where there was an actual victim?

    Depends. If you require the people in the post to give you their personal medical records or similar then no. (or not yet, maybe they will)

    If you think being stalked or terrorized is bad then the thread has about seven or eight victims listed. Some gave their name, some are anonymous. If the person is the same as the one in the linked report then there has been a ton of victims. That is for you to judge. As you are doing.

    #1107099
    Coremodels
    Coremodels
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Coremodels wrote:</div>
    Did I miss the part where there was an actual victim?

    Depends. If you require the people in the post to give you their personal medical records or similar then no. (or not yet, maybe they will)

    If you think being stalked or terrorized is bad then the thread has about seven or eight victims listed. Some gave their name, some are anonymous. If the person is the same as the one in the linked report then there has been a ton of victims. That is for you to judge. As you are doing.

    What’s in this thread, which is all I’m reading, is a description of a mentally ill guy kind of scaring a couple people.

    That’s not being victimized. “Something bad almost happened to me…maybe” doesn’t make one a victim.

    #1107100

    Cbussmallbiz
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    Well Core if you actually knew the guys record you would know that there are serious charges of violence against him. For some reason you want to dismiss others experiences which is weird. So for everyone else my advice is this. There is no fix for the situation. I found this out. You have to ignore this guy and hope that you still don’t get on his radar. So knowing about the situation is power. Unfortunately new people move in all the time and think that the old timers that warn them about him are racists or bigoted or what ever people think and it starts all over. And as an added FYI of the danger with this guy. I believe the latest trouble with him was his violating a protection order to stay away from the court house staff/building. That’s a bad bad sign.

    #1107105

    Nancy H
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    Core is asking questions that I suspect goes way over the heads of a lot of people.

    I was the bitch who originally said the two women in vestapance’s original post were not using good judgement to protect themselves. So, shoot the messenger if you feel so compelled. That is sooo much easier than actually getting off your ass and doing something constructive to help fix the problem.

    Railing on Tim, a mentally ill person, is an easy fix for your personal sense of safety. Avoiding Tim equals perfectly safe.

    Ahhh, but maybe I should point out that there is an equally mentally unstable woman, who tries to pass herself off as a man. Don’t remember her female name, but her street name is Franky.

    But that said, if you avoid Tim and Franky you are safe in the Short North. Park on any dark street you want. Get drunk, pay no attention to your surroundings, do stupid stuff, all is well. The same people who have spoon fed you all your life will make it all better again.

    #1107106

    Roland
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    I had problems with Tim when I lived in VV. Conversations started normally and then he would snap and get scary as fuck. Like Bilbo getting all crazy seeing that ring. He’d spew filthy nasty shit at you and get real aggressive. Leave your doorstep. Then show up again a few days or weeks later. He’d disappear for a while, then it started over again. This was five years ago, I’m amazed it’s still going on.

    Encounters on the street with panhandlers are one thing but this guy coming knocking on windows and front doors and going berzerk was not alright.

    #1107114

    Cbussmallbiz
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    Nancy Cores question is dumb. The answer is…. If the police file a menacing charge there is a victim. If the police file assault charge there is a victim. If the police file a harassment charge there is a victim. If the police file theft charges there is a victim. So based on the courts records we have at least 21 victims. And many more that aren’t in the system. The people that have real trouble leave. Many families that had restraining orders left. So you are wrong about victims. The data tells the tale. Don’t know why people want to gloss over this. maybe it’s being uninformed or projecting your life experiences and biases onto all others.

    #1107115
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
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    UPDATE!

    From NEXT Door site

    Dawn Mccombs from Dennison Place 1d ago

    I was one of the women who was harassed by this man. By looking at the mug shot it ‘s really hard for me to tell if that is the same man. It was dark and I didn’t look at his face too closely. My first reaction was no, but can’t say that with 100 percent certainty.

    Kayleigh Gustafson from Short North 1d ago

    From the picture someone shared, ( I would be willing to bet that this is the same man that had been trying my doorknob unsuccessfully and knocking on my door in the late hours of the night (9pm-12a). I noted that he had a ‘professors look’ to him with his receding hairline and wore glasses.

    #1107116
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    Sarcasm isn’t for everyone.

    #1107142

    Nancy H
    Participant

    …So based on the courts records we have at least 21 victims. And many more that aren’t in the system. … Don’t know why people want to gloss over this. maybe it’s being uninformed or projecting your life experiences and biases onto all others.

    I recognize Tim from the photos in the link back at the beginning, although I have not had an encounter with him. I try to avoid all the SN’s usual suspects. They seem to avoid me too. Maybe because my dog walks back and forth to work with me. A 90+ pound black lab/great dane mix has a way of doing that.

    Tim has obviously caused a great deal of anguish for a lot of people. I am not trying to gloss over that fact. But he can’t possibly be responsible for every mugging, home break in, smashed car window, purse snatching, stolen bicycle, or shoplifting in the neighborhood.

    We have lots of new people moving into the Short North. Many of them have never had an encounter with the criminal elements or the mentally ill. Don’t know where these people lived before. Crime is everywhere, including rural areas and the suburbs. Because they do things like leave theftable items in plain sight when they lock their car, or walk alone on a darkened street without being aware of their surroundings, they are making themselves a potential victim. As long as we have lots of easy potential victims the neighborhood will attract lots of criminals. And, everybody else has to deal with the overflow.

    Right now High Street is a honey pot for panhandlers. With the uptick in Christmas shoppers there are a lot more people on the street at night. That and the holiday spirit makes even more people give them money. Some evenings it seems like every doorway has a panhandler. Most of the panhandlers are just panhandlers. But, several get rather nasty and aggressive after they have had a couple quarts of beer.

    I don’t have the answer on how to inform visitors and new residents about things like not leaving valuable in plain sight in their locked car or avoiding long walks alone back to their car or home late at night.

    I do know that anybody, business, resident or visitor, can call the Short North Ambassadors if they feel that sixth sense kick in and want an escort from point A to point B. Although the businesses along High Street and the property owners pay for them, they are more than willing to assist area residents too. Phone number is 636-5100.

    Perhaps this thread will twist back around to things residents and businesses can do to help make the area safer.

    #1107162

    jerdo87
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    Get drunk, pay no attention to your surroundings, do stupid stuff, all is well. The same people who have spoon fed you all your life will make it all better again.

    I understand that yes, when one has their wits about them it is less likely for bad things like this to occur, but this is the same rhetoric that is used in rape and it’s troubling. There is still one person in the situation that absolutely is the wrongdoer. Just because an individual is intoxicated it doesn’t make the wrongdoers actions any less egregious.

    #1107176

    Analogue Kid
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    <div class=”d4p-bbt-quote-title”>Nancy H wrote:</div>
    Get drunk, pay no attention to your surroundings, do stupid stuff, all is well. The same people who have spoon fed you all your life will make it all better again.

    I understand that yes, when one has their wits about them it is less likely for bad things like this to occur, but this is the same rhetoric that is used in rape and it’s troubling. There is still one person in the situation that absolutely is the wrongdoer. Just because an individual is intoxicated it doesn’t make the wrongdoers actions any less egregious.

    So much this.

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