An MV reader who lives just south of Discovery Park between Emerson and Ruffner experienced a frightening event on Saturday. She writes:
Early this morning at 3:25 we awoke to an urgent ringing of our doorbell. When we looked out our peephole no one was at the door. A few minutes later there was a hooded individual in dark clothing standing across the street from our house giving us the double middle finger. Thinking it was some prankster my husband popped his head out the door and found the individual next to our garage a few feet from our front door. The individual then bolted out of our driveway and north on 40th towards Emerson. After realizing this was no one we knew, we immediately called 911. While on the phone with the dispatcher we saw him run back up 40th again, stop in front of our house and crouch behind a parked car directly across the street. After a few seconds he darted south on Emerson and disappeared into the night.
The police arrived 30 minutes later and patrolled 40th with a spotlight. We haven’t heard if they found anyone. Since it was so early in the morning we don’t believe it was teenagers playing a prank. The seemingly erratic behavior of this individual makes us think he may have been on drugs or mentally unstable. It was extra scary given that it was so stormy and he seemed to be provoking us by coming back multiple times. We don’t know of anyone who would do this maliciously or even as a prank.
The individual is described as a white male in his 20s. He is clean-shaven with a slim build, and was wearing a dark hooded jacket or sweatshirt and dark pants. Please call 911 with any information.