Unhinged Man Refuses To Leave Family Alone, Dad Finally Snaps
It was just an ordinary day in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. Corey Kent had taken his beloved family down to the park for some fun in the sun.
Corey played with his two daughters, Ali and Amy, while his wife, Lauren, sat on a blanket reading her book. Everything was going well until they would experience something terrifying in the coming days.
Doting Father And Husband
Corey was a doting father and husband to his daughters and wife. He fondly called them his girls. He felt like their protector and swore to always be there and take care of them.
Growing up as the only boy in his family, he was used to being surrounded by girls and women and always looked after his sisters.
A Girl Dad
He prided himself on being a “girl dad” and taught Ali and Amy how to not talk to strangers and never to get into a stranger’s vehicle.
He was even in the process of enrolling them in kickboxing classes. Although Lauren protested, he stressed to her that it was important that the girls knew about self-defense.
Could Come In Handy
He himself was practicing kickboxing, and he thought it would be good for the girls to also learn it. It was good for discipline.
But Corey didn’t know just how much his skills would come in handy. It seemed like he and his family were dealing with someone who wouldn’t take no for an answer.
It all started when Lauren had come back from the grocery store. Corey could immediately see that something was wrong with her. She looked shaken.
“Are you okay? What happened?” he asked his wife. She took a few breaths and then proceeded to tell him that she was accosted by a strange man in the grocery store.
A Weird Feeling
But before Lauren could say anything else, Corey was ready to grab his keys and head out to the grocery store to find the guy.
Lauren stopped him. By then, the man had probably disappeared already. But she had this weird uneasy feeling when he was around. She said he kept following her all through the aisles.
A Once-Off Encounter?
Corey hated that his wife felt unsafe, and he wanted to protect her from harm at all costs. It infuriated him that he wasn’t there to help her and possibly scare the guy off.
But Lauren assured him that it was probably just a weirdo and that it was definitely a once-off encounter. But little did they know that strange things would happen again.
Lauren was looking forward to the weekend because it was her and the girls’ day to spoil themselves. By then, Lauren and Corey had long since put the grocery store incident behind them.
They had since gone back to the store, and there was no strange guy hanging around the aisles. Lauren breathed a sigh of relief.
A Girls Day
When Saturday finally came, they waved to Corey as they jumped into the car and made their way to the mall. Lauren had so many things planned for her and the girls.
Corey would be away on a fishing trip, so they had the whole day to themselves. They started off by having a delicious breakfast and went on to buy some new clothes.
Ali and Amy pranced around in the department store as they fit on their new outfits. But it wasn’t long before Lauren noticed a familiar-looking face.
As they gathered up the items to pay, Lauren saw in the corner of her eye how the guy who had followed her in the grocery store was now watching her and her girls.
Lauren gasped in shock at the sight of the man. He wasn’t even hiding the fact that he was blatantly standing there, watching them. Lauren looked around for the security guard, but he was nowhere to be found
She quickly paid for the clothes and took the girls by their hands, and made a swift exit. “But Mommy, what about the ice cream?” Amy reminded her mother.
“We’ll go to another place, a better place. Let’s just go.” She walked hastily, almost dragging the two girls behind her. She kept looking over her shoulders from right to left to see if he was following them.
Then she walked a little slower when she realized that he wasn’t. The girls were getting agitated by how fast she was walking. But she needed to get out of there fast.
Were They Safe?
When they got to the car, Lauren quickly unlocked the doors and strapped the girls in. Then she looked around again. No one.
She drove out of the mall, tires screeching all the way. But as she got out into traffic, she was forced to slow down. She exhaled. It looked like they were safe.
But just as she let her guard down, she saw him in her rearview mirror. The same man who had followed her in the grocery store and at the mall was now tailing them on the road.
Her eyes grew wide when she recognized his bearded face. He always wore that red cap. She was panicking, but she didn’t want the girls to see.
Going Around In Circles
Lauren’s heart raced as she tried to come up with a plan. She didn’t want to lead him to their home, so she drove around in circles hoping to lose him.
But the man was determined and followed them wherever they went. She took more left turns and then right turns. She could see how confused the girls were by her actions.
“Mommy, are you okay? Where are we going?” Lauren didn’t know what to say. She didn’t want them to panic as well. And she couldn’t stop and call Corey for help.
One, she didn’t want to stop at all, and two, she couldn’t call Corey because he was somewhere in a remote wilderness with no reception.
Trying To Get Away
“Sit tight, girls. I’m taking you to that nice ice cream spot I promised.” The girls cheered in unison, and Lauren was just happy to keep them occupied while she tried to navigate her way out of the situation.
They were nearing the ice cream place, and when Lauren looked in the rearview mirror for the hundredth time, the man was no longer behind them.
Where Did He Go?
She couldn’t believe it at first. Maybe he had changed lanes. But the more she looked, it became evident that he must’ve given up and moved on.
With much relief, she parked the car, and they headed into the ice cream parlor. Lauren sat on tenterhooks, constantly looking over her shoulder to catch a glimpse of him again.
Relaxed For Now
But she finally managed to relax when she saw how much fun the girls were having. But at the back of her mind, she wondered if he was waiting for them somewhere.
She was afraid to get into her car and drive home. She surely didn’t want to lead this man to their house. He had a way of showing up out of nowhere.
Once they were done, Lauren quickly got up to pay for their ice creams. But when she looked at the girls, her heart sank to the ground.
The man was there, talking to Ali and Amy. She rushed over to them and grabbed their hands, and ran to the car. “Hey, I just want to talk to you.” It was the last thing Lauren heard when she got into the car.
“What did that man say to you, girls?” Lauren was trying to get information from Ali and Amy. But they seemed annoyed that they were dragged out of the parlor.
“He just asked for our names.” Lauren’s blood started to boil. Who was this man, and why was he harassing them? It was then that her phone rang.
It was Corey, and she quickly pulled over to the side of the road to take the call. “Honey, we’re in danger! This man has been following us all day, and I don’t want to lead him to our house. Please help!” Lauren couldn’t stop the tears from running down her face.
She was clearly terrified and didn’t know what to do.
Corey was making his way back home. As soon as he heard that his girls were in danger, he wasted no time.
He tracked Lauren’s vehicle and made his way to where she was going. She wasn’t going to stop, so he had to be fast before this man did something to them. This guy was going to pay.
On Their Trail Again
When Lauren looked in her rearview mirror, she wasn’t surprised to see that the guy was following them again. She was really scared now and hoped Corey would come to help them soon.
She drove every which way she could. Driving past the same places she had previously just to keep from not going home. She could see the girls also looked terrified now.
Over An Hour Later
With over an hour’s worth of driving now, Lauren was quickly getting tired. And she was running out of gas. The guy was still following them, but this time, he took to honking his horn in a bid to make Lauren pull over.
Lauren could only imagine how deranged this man really was, and she shuddered to think what he could do to them.
She Was Afraid
She looked in the back as the girls had thankfully fallen asleep. She was grateful that they didn’t have to witness the pure terror she had in her eyes.
It was then that she received another call from Corey. She was relieved to hear that he was only ten minutes away from them now. Maybe this chase would finally come to an end.
After a few minutes, she saw the distinctive blue pickup truck that belonged to Corey. He gave her instructions to pull over somewhere. She, unfortunately, would need to lure the guy to stop as well.
Lauren’s heart was pounding in her chest as she slowly pulled over to the side of the road. And true to form, he pulled over as well.
She sat motionless as she saw the man get out of his car. He was slowly coming to her window. Where was Corey? She needed him now.
There was no telling what this man would do to her and the girls. The tears rolled down her face as the man furiously knocked on her window. He didn’t want to leave.
In A Headlock
But then, she heard something. Corey was there, and he had already taken the man in a headlock just as the police had pulled up.
Lauren breathed a sigh of relief. The nightmare she had endured for hours had finally been over. But then the man finally spoke. “I love you, Lauren. I’ve always loved you, even since high school!” he shouted as the police put him in the cruiser.
Over For Now
Lauren couldn’t believe it. She hadn’t recognized him before, but now she did. It was a guy from high school that she had been acquainted with. It seemed like he had tracked her down and followed her.
Thank goodness it was over, and Lauren, Corey, and the girls could live their lives in peace without being stalked.
Disclaimer: In order to protect the privacy of those depicted, some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed and are products of the author’s imagination. Any resemblances to actual events or places or persons, living or dead, are entirely coincidental.