Janušauskaitė said the man stood directly outside her room “watching” her,” though she wasn’t sure how long he lasted. She claimed the police didn’t do anything about her report, so she moved the camera closer to her room and caught him coming back.
Video then showed the alleged stalker trying to look into the window and looking at the house’s interior as well as the roof.
“This will only get worse,” one commenter said. “Please protect yourself.”
Over the course of five more videos, Janušauskaitė dug deeper into the story.
Taking matters into her own hands, Janušauskaitė set up a homemade “booby trap” that involved tying a rope around two nearby trees so the man would trip and make a sound loud enough to wake her. She said she checked her Ring doorbell footage app and saw the stalker looking at her at that very moment.
“I’m watching him watching me,” Janušauskaitė said. “I’ve never run so fast in my life to my mom’s room.”
She said he looked for the camera but didn’t find it, then calmly retreated.
The police came, but she said they just warned her to be cautious and keep her windows closed and covered. Her mom alerted neighbors to the alleged stalker, but the neighborhood watch didn’t do anything either, she claimed.
“This is literally how women die, because nobody listens to us, and we are constantly in danger,” she said.
Janušauskaitė said that since the final incident, which took place in March 2020, she hasn’t caught the alleged stalker on camera, and she has since moved.
She told Bored Panda that she recommended taking “precautions” to avoid an incident like this and not depending solely on the police because they “arrive once the crime has already happened.”
“Just know you’re not alone, and there are precautions you can take to make yourself feel safer,” she said in an interview. “This includes carrying some sort of self-defense weapon or taking self-defense classes, as well as having cameras monitoring the outside of your home.”
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