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I am a university student who in the past couple of weeks has had two occasions now where I have felt unsafe. I am posting this because I want to stress to others around Brandon(especially young women) how important it is to be hyperaware of your surroundings.... I will start with the incident that had happened last night. My two friends and I(all 19 year old girls) decided to go out to a lounge to play some pool around 10:30pm after a long day of studying. When we entered the facility my friends had noticed a young man in his fourties that kept turning around and was very obviously staring at us. This wasn't the most unusual thing to happen so we had ignored it and just continued playing pool. So about halfway through our second game our waitress came up to us and said in a very quiet voice "so..... I don't want to startle you guys, but there is an older man at the bar who our staff noticed kept looking at the three of you, then a man who had been sitting near him at the bar watched him make a phone call where he started describing what you guys look like and what each of you were wearing. We are not one hundred percent sure of what's going on but I strongly advise that the three of you leave immediately." At that moment all of our hearts dropped and we quickly grabbed our stuff and scrambled to go get out our wallets and pay. Our waitress then came back and told us she was going to walk us to our car. When we got outside we noticed that there was a car running at the front in the nearly vacant parking lot, there's obviously no way of knowing if it had anything to do with the man who had made the call but we quickly got in our car, immediately locked the doors and sped off as fast as we could while making sure nobody was following us. So that was one of the two situations, if the man at the bar who overheard the phone call and informed the staff about it is reading this, thank you so much. Who knows what may have happened if you weren't there that day and decided not to report it.... The second situation had happened a few weeks ago. A different group of friends and I were at the oval around 11pm taking pictures by the lights. Nobody else was there except for the three of us(once again a group of 19 year old girls). So as we were taking photos a black vehicle pulled up near us. The man who was driving the vehicle was maybe in his late twenties, and it was just him in the car. He rolled down his window and started saying something to us but none of of could hear him properly. This was at the same time where a bunch of people had been posting stories on Facebook about men approaching girls in the Walmart and Superstore parking lots. I started to worry because I knew some suspicious things had been happening in Brandon so I said to my friends "okay lets go back to your car now and get out of here." So we went to the car and locked the doors, and were about to leave the parking lot when the man who was driving the car moved his car so it was blocking the exit of the parking lot. This is when I started to panic. He stayed there for about a minute then drove up a little bit and parked at the stop sign(this was the road behind the Toyota and co-op dealer ship). He stayed at the stop sign for about 2 minutes while we drove out of the parking lot and kept a distance back, and when he finally moved he made a right turn to the road behind the co-op and we sped past him and got up to 18th street. So he then made a three point turned and pulled out and started to follow us around Brandon. We started going through parking lots and down random streets and he followed us through them all. Thats when I burst out into tears and started begging my friend to drive to the police station but she found it funny and was convinced that we would lose them eventually. I took a picture of the license plate of the car but unfortunately it turned out to be blurry so I couldnt read the plate. Thankfully after about making 2 or 3 u-turns on Victoria we ended up losing him. He was probably following us for about 15 minutes all together. That is seriously the last time I went out to a place that didn't have people around. The town I grew up in is not what it used to be. I feel scared to go out because I don't know where is safe anymore. Anyways, like I said I posted this because I want people to know what's happening. The idea that "it won't happen to me" is not the mindset anyone should be in. Please stay safe and alert.
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