So I really am a magnet for weirdos

To preface my scary story, I have to tell some of you that I have come across 3 exhibitionists in the last 5 years here in Provo.  The first time I was flashed we lived in Wymount, and it was a stupid high school kid–still very bothersome.  The next time I was a little more frightened because I was out jogging on the Provo River trail by myself with Kimi, and a guy that looked about mid 30’s, passed us on the trail and stopped a little ahead and whipped out his stuff.  That was 2 years ago this December.  The 3rd time happened last Friday.

I decided that I was done with running on the Provo River trail by myself, because although it is very beautiful and peaceful, it is definitely wooded in some areas and a perfect place for weirdos to go.  So I instead jog in only neighborhood areas.  There’s this one route I like to take that goes past a horse pasture, and the kids love to see the horses.  There’s still a lot of houses out here though, and it’s very close to an elementary school and our stake center.  Still very safe.  And last Friday, as we were jogging past the horses, on the other side of the road, we ODDLY ENOUGH run into THE SAME WEIRDO I ran into 2 years ago!!!  He was jogging toward us on the other side of the road, and was jogging at a good speed.  When he got close to us, he STOPPED!  A huge red flag came up to me, and I got a glance and realized, “Oh my gosh, he’s going to do it again….time to jet.”  So I took off running.  I noticed that he started fiddling with his drawstring of his shorts and turned around and CAME AFTER US!!! I’m a little terrified at this point, and so I was just praying and praying that I could keep up this pace and get the heck out of here.  Ironically enough, this was the only day I didn’t bring my cell phone because it was about to die.  I turn around a while later, and he is a bit far back now, but still on the road.  I went past the school and the church, and looked back.  I must of outrun him, because he was gone.  I don’t know if I was supposed to react the way I did, but the only thing I am thinking of is, “I am way too close to a weirdo, and he is way to close to my kids, and I want to get as far away from his as I possibly can.”  Cell phones apparently don’t bother him, because the first time I ran into this guy I was on the phone with my sister and he showed his stuff.  As soon as I got home, I reported this same freak for the 2nd time, but they still have not found him.  What I really wished I could have done, was to have brought my gun and shot his thing off and kept him on the ground until the cops got there.  But I didn’t have my gun, and I couldn’t have threatened him with it anyway.  Sheesh……the WORLD WE LIVE IN.

P.S.  So, if I could give any of you girls a word of advice, DON’T go jogging BY YOURSELF, especially at NIGHT, and especially in areas that don’t feel safe.  Don’t be STUPID, it could happen to anyone. And if you’re really smart, get a concealed weapons permit before the elections next month.

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9 Responses to So I really am a magnet for weirdos

  1. Wendi says:

    Poor Car! I feel so bad for you! 3 times is definitely too many for one person. Ew. Especially the same dude. Get some pepper spray, too.

  2. Kira says:

    Oh my gosh!!! SCARY!! What are people thinking???? Yeah, get some pepper spray, your gun, a bat, a tazer, and hand cuffs to use to keep him tied up while you call the police!!!

  3. Shanae says:

    I can not believe that, what is that guy thinking?? What are the odds you see him TWICE in your life time!!!! I totally agree, get pepper stray and spray his eye’s next time, then take your bat and hit his junk like three time hard and then handcuff him and call the po po.

  4. Jean says:

    AHH!! Carly!! That is terrible! AHH! I would’ve freaked out! WHAT A COMPLETE WEIRDO!!! I can’t believe it was the same guy – that is messed up. I really hope they catch him. Ew ew ew.

  5. jennis aka twenty says:

    I agree with Wendi that 3 flashers in 5 years is way more than you should have to encounter!

    I also support the use of pepper spray. I have some strapped to the handle of my jogging stroller– but I’ve only had to use it on badly behaved dogs, not badly behaved people! Oh, and a few good-sized rocks in the pocket of your jogging stroller would be nice for throwing at either freaks or dogs, too, and could be used from further away.

  6. Rebecca says:

    Now that is just plain wrong! ew. And it’s scary. I’m sorry you had to see that, what a jerk! I agree, carry pepper spray!

  7. Mom says:

    I am sooooo glad you are a good runner- you can outstride anyone I know! It’s too bad that Provo trail is off limits now. Sure did love that area. What a world we live in!

  8. Melissa says:

    Wow! That is nuts! I guess I will stay with running on a treadmill. I’ve already been flashed once in my life and that was more than enough! I am so sorry that happened to you 3 TIMES!

  9. Amber Yount says:

    Ok…so first off, that sucks! But honestly I couldn’t stop laughing! Especially about how you wished you had a gun so you could shoot his “thing” off! But really…you should get pepper spray, but the bad thing about that is that the guy has to be pretty close for it to work. Maybe you should start running with your hubby!

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