My neighbor stalked me and was watching me through my bedroom window at night for an unknown amount of time.
I'm a grad student living by myself in a first floor one bedroom. Been living there for over a year now. About a month ago (when it first started cooling off outside) I started hearing tapping on my bedroom window at night. It couldn't have been a tree branch because it was too insistent and irregular. I assumed it was a bird or something trying to get in where it's warm. Nothing to worry about.
About a week or two ago, I was sitting on my bed in a white Tshirt and underwear, no bra, just hanging in the privacy of my own home with the blinds closed. I start hearing the tapping, but being used to it by now I ignore it. Then I hear a faint voice, but assume it's just the neighbors upstairs, who I hear now and then. Nothing out of the ordinary. I put in headphones and listen to music to drown it out. After a minute or so, I realize that I can still hear the voice even with my earbuds on. I take them off, wondering why the neighbors are being so loud. I VERY clearly hear the tapping and someone saying my name. Doubting myself or thinking its my imagination, I freeze and keep listening. Once I hear my name three times, I text the only four friends who know where I live and they all assure me they are home and not pranking me.
Freaking out, I call my boyfriend and beg him to come over. He's there faster than he's ever been, since I was clearly scared. I get dressed and we walk around my apartment building together to investigate with flashlights. We find that someone had set up a lawn chair outside my bedroom window so that they could stand on it and look down through my blinds into my bedroom. This could have been going on for any amount of time, and whoever it was could have been watching me change clothes, masturbate, f**k, sleep, or whatever without me knowing.
I'm on mobile and my thumbs are tired, so long story short: After more incidents like the one described above, my boyfriend catches a guy hanging outside my apartment after I asked him to come over because I was being harassed again. Turns out, the guy who was bugging me lived in the same building as me. I immediately recognized him because the same guy had been sending me creepy messages on Facebook for about a month that I had just been ignoring (saying things like "you're so beautiful," "can we meet?," "I've seen you around," etc.) I went to the cops and we agreed that he must have seen me around the apartments and decided to find me on Facebook (our mailboxes have our names on the inside lid) and started creeping on my apartment.
He now has been instructed to have no contact me whatsoever, or I can call the police and he will be charged and arrested. I have since flipped the blinds the other way, got curtains on all of my windows, blocked his ass on Facebook, and purchased a baseball bat. My apartment building says they won't kick him out, so I'm currently looking for another place to live :/