I live in an apartment building. The street is pretty busy during the day but at night it’s mostly deserted. I’ve noticed that there is someone or someones who park in front of the building with the headlights on and just sit there. Tonight I watched for a while (about 10 minutes and nothing happened, no one got into or out of the car. It’s still sitting there with the lights on. I don’t get it. I NEED TO KNOW.
Parked car with lights on in the middle of the night. Why?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/03/2021|
Tick tick tick tick BOOM 💥
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/20/2021|
Put the meth pipe down, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/20/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/20/2021|
R3 I suspected something drug related but wouldn’t that be a quick drop off transaction? The car is still there and it’s been over two hours. Headlights still on too.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/20/2021|
Call the cops if you are really concerned.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/20/2021|
A bunch of random a in different timezones aren't going to be able to help you OP.
Call the police.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/20/2021|
OP, this happens all day and night where I live. My tiny street is now a cut through street for all these asshole cunts who don't live in my area. From 5am to 12 am everyday. We call the "randoms" and they find a spot and just sit there for 10 min or a few hours with the motor running just sitting there. It's so bad where I live that I move my cars out in front of my house to block these cunts from parking and running their cars engine. Blocking them is the only way to stop them from parking in front of my house. As I'm typing over 20 cars have passed my house on this tiny street. It's 4 blocks long. That's it! I can't wait to fucking move from shit hole hell hole. Yes, it's in Los Angeles. Thank god my 2br 1ba is worth over 1 mil.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/20/2021|
It’s the Feds. They’re waiting to bust a traitorous trumpie who stormed our Capitol.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/20/2021|
No way is it drugs unless people are coming up to the car. Sitting in your car is "a thing" now. It's fucking bizarre behavior. I see equal men and women doing it.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/20/2021|
It’s a phonebooth - business and personal - with comfy seats, heat, and the option of running away never to be seen again HAH!
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/20/2021|
Funny. I have a friend who has started sitting in his car for stretches of time and has slept overnight in it as well. I think so many people are fucking stir crazy of being trapped at home inside that hanging out in the car has become a new thing.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/20/2021|
When my son was a newborn, he was colicky and the only way he'd sleep was a car ride. DIdn't matter what time it was. I can't tell you how many times I'd pull in somewhere with the car running to keep warm and browse the internet and veg out while he slept. I had the awareness not to direct my headlights at anyone's residence, however.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/21/2021|
Wives are insufferable. The car is a haven.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/21/2021|
I've done it a few times. If I drive into the city and find I'm early for work, I'll park and check stuff on my phone or clip my nails or whatever for a few minutes. Or if I need to make a phone call, I'll park rather than make the call rather than drive distracted.
But if it's the same car at the same location frequently... probably someone who doesn't want to go home or who is stalking an ex.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/21/2021|
If it’s really good meth, they’ll wait HOURS for the dealer to show up!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/21/2021|
I actually pulled over tonight when I got back in my gated neighbourhood because I'd been chatting with a guy on Grindr and wanted to finish the convo before I got back in the house. Granted, I immediately turned my headlights off and only sat there a few minutes. I would imagine in a larger town like LA, maybe people pull over longer for texting, etc to avoid driving back and forth while doing errands, hooking up, etc. But yeah, the lights on is weird and inconsiderate.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/21/2021|
I would go out and ask them not to idle the engine in front of your house, that the exhaust is getting into your home, some people are clueless. You could ostensibly walk behind the car and take a photo of the plate if you don’t recognize the car. We figured out there were homeless people that would drive into our complex and park in a deserted spot to avoid police from harassing them. You can tell because their car is loaded down with belongings or the insurance tag is expired. People that rent in a complex rather than own could care less about surroundings- so homeless will take advantage of this.
But they could also be casing someone’s house to break in.
I would walk up, smiling, and say, “Hi! Are you looking for (neighbor’s name?)” Make sure to look them right in the eye and pause. If it’s a thief they don’t want that kind of attention and will leave. You could faux apologize and say, “Oh you look like someone I know”. This tips them off that you would likely “recognize” them if questioned later by authorities.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/21/2021|
I went to Walmart yesterday about 10am. The traffic was unbelievable, and I felt like my father griping, "Do any of these people have jobs?". Maybe it's Covid, or the steadily growing population of retired people who have nothing to do all day but drive around.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/21/2021|
Sneak up to the car door when it’s late and see if there’s not a cock in there you could suckle.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/21/2021|
Throw some paint on their car, they won't idle after that.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/21/2021|
[Quote]We figured out there were homeless people that would drive into our complex and park in a deserted spot to avoid police from harassing them.
And God forbid you let get some sleep without being harassed.
A bunch of Karens in this thread. Who knows their reason for hanging out in their car, if they aren't causing any trouble just leave them be.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/21/2021|
Thanks for the replies. I understand sleeping in the car or just hanging out but with the headlights on?
It’s been several hours and he’s still there.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/21/2021|
Uber driver getting free WiFi and scrolling Tik-Tok.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/21/2021|
Probably not doing anything illegal, otherwise they wouldn't leave their lights on and would park somewhere less conspicuous. It probably is someone stealing WiFi.
Being there several hours though doesn't make a lot of sense, they didn't have to eat or go to the bathroom? Or just get out and stretch a little? They'll get blood clots if they keep it up.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/21/2021|
R18, it's like that in my town too, we have rush hour and then a lull, then about 10:00AM it's busy again. A lot of the traffic is for work, i.e. landscaping trucks and people going to meetings, but the stores are always packed, too, which I don't understand.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/21/2021|
OP, are there any 24-hour businesses or institutions nearby? Maybe a hospital or university, or even a local radio station? It could just be an overnight worker on their break, looking for some quiet time. 10 minutes is not a long time.
Do you talk to your neighbors? Maybe ask them if they notice this happening too.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/21/2021|
Who are the elderly yahoos who think everybody works a M-F 9-5 fulltime job???
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/21/2021|
Call the police? Are you fucking kidding me or is this a thread a joke? You live in an apartment building on a "busy street".
Is this what's it's like to live in flyover? Your lives are that dull? Worrying about people parked in a car on the street? I'll take my chances on the A train.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/21/2021|
It’s an opioid addict who shot up and passed out for a couple hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/21/2021|
You should sneak up behind the car and bang on the trunk really hard and scare the shit out of him – please video it
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/21/2021|
If Karen had a dick inside her she wouldn't worry about who's parked in the street.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/21/2021|
[quote] I would go out and ask them not to idle the engine in front of your house
It might be the last time you ask anyone anything.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/21/2021|
OP has confused DL for Next Door
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/21/2021|
Probably a super spreader waiting to spread Covid to MARYs!!! Who approach them.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/21/2021|
The driver was having phone sex.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/21/2021|
They are oblivious if they are leaving their lights on. And you are triggered by it. Go tell them it makes your dog bark and ask them to kill the lights. Then they know people are noticing and maybe you will quit obsessing.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/21/2021|
Gurl, you know it's Christine.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/21/2021|
When my car was stolen years ago, the thieves just left it running on some random side street.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/21/2021|
Not good for the environment.
Or cheap either!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/21/2021|
I wondered how this guy was peeing, too.
I will watch for it tonight.
I don’t live in “Flyoverstan.” I wish I did. I’m north of NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/21/2021|
Go out wearing a caftan and spike heel booties and perform a dance for them which ends with you presenting hole.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/21/2021|
OP can borrow Melania's
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/21/2021|
R21 I was ALL for leaving the homeless sleep up until someone unscrewed the porch light so they could take a shit in my alley.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/21/2021|
r41, FINALLY, some sensible advice, grab a Parliament, sashay down and find out if he wants company.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/21/2021|
Call the cops. Stamp out that nonsense.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/21/2021|
OP, here is some urban policy:
Q: What do we do when we see a tent set up on the sidewalk?
A: Mind our own fucking business and move on; it’s not our social statement opportunity
We should apply this to cars in this economic/pandemic/political climate.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/21/2021|
R7 what is your theory as to what the randoms are doing idling in your street?
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/21/2021|
Girls, girls girls! Move to Montreal. The homeless are gorgeous and don’t smell at all.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||01/21/2021|
R48 Has Dr Anne L Lingus weighed in on that?
|by Anonymous||reply 49||01/21/2021|
Some of these responses are very funny.
There’s a subreddit about “gang stalking”; maybe OP should check it out.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||01/21/2021|
I live on a quiet residential street in a remote area of Brooklyn and have noticed an uptick in just this. But I have a feeling it’s people in my neighborhood, many of whom are families with young children, trying to carve out some private time since no one is leaving their homes now. They are often reading their phone, listening to music or talking on the phone when I see them, sometimes quite late at night.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||01/21/2021|
[Quote] what is your theory as to what the randoms are doing idling in your street?
Sadly r47 I don't have one. For the last 5 years it's 10x more. There are few on their cell but most are just sitting and staring and literally doing nothing but polluting the air with their idling car engine. It's weird. My house it about 15 feet from the curb. It's easy to see and hearing them.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||01/21/2021|
They do this in DC too, I thought they are Uber drivers waiting for the call. Its not like they go home after every passenger. There hasnt been much since pandemic started.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||01/21/2021|
The homeless of Montreal do smell but much less worse then the homed there.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||01/21/2021|
OP you need to ask the police to investigate.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||01/21/2021|
Dial with a pencil 911!
|by Anonymous||reply 56||01/21/2021|
Make sure you're wearing something appealling.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||01/22/2021|
Speak to neighbors, form a committee, with armbands and clipboards as a group interview the loiterers asking them to state their business; note license plates.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||01/22/2021|
Any news OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 59||01/22/2021|
Lol R59! These responses have been funny and helpful. I didn’t see the car last night but I also didn’t didn’t stay up all night as I did the other night.
Bottom line - I need to move to a quieter, less busy area.
I forget to mention, my street is also plagued by boom cars and car alarms going off.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||01/22/2021|
[quote] boom cars and car alarms going off.
OP where the fuck do you live? It sounds like the Ghetto.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||01/22/2021|
R61 It is, yeah. I’m planning to move this summer. I’ve had sufficient.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||01/22/2021|
I’ve been waiting for this bitch to come down here and give me that tip he promised for the Uber Eats delivery. I had to travel FORTY MILES and it took ages! (Then, I’m going to take his food back!)
|by Anonymous||reply 63||01/22/2021|
Did you obtain a response from the constabulary OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 64||01/23/2021|
Lol R64 I’ve been trying to find that photo of a 60s woman (Anna Massey?) looking disapprovingly out a window! I saw it posted on here years ago! I wanted that to accompany my post!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||01/23/2021|
[quote] Is this what's it's like to live in flyover?
The guy said he's in LA. Of course, there's no one as provincial as a New Yorker.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||01/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 67||01/23/2021|
OP, something like this?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||01/23/2021|
Go up and say hello! What could possibly go wrong?
|by Anonymous||reply 69||01/23/2021|
Its true people are doing this as a way during covid to get away from the house and have some privacy, because I've been doing it too just for that reason. Listen to tunes or Howard Stern, surf the net, make calls, etc.
But I never leave my lights on thats just rude and plain stupid. Unfortunately some people are just oblivious
|by Anonymous||reply 70||01/23/2021|
He's mining Bitcon, OP. He is illegally connected to your light supply.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||01/23/2021|
Is he still there?
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/23/2021|
Where is OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/23/2021|
Hahah, no this photo in color and the lady has an appalled/disgust expression and a very 60s hair style. I wish I had kept it!
I’m too tired to even watch for the car tonight....
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/23/2021|
Well OP, if you don't care, neither do we. Bye Gurl.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/23/2021|
R75 got me out of bed.
Yeah, he’s back.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||01/23/2021|
No addresses OP but what city, town, village are you in; for context?
|by Anonymous||reply 77||01/23/2021|
Wtf is a boom car?
|by Anonymous||reply 78||01/23/2021|
Maybe his kids are Alec and Kaleb and sometimes he just has to just get out of the house for some private time.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||01/23/2021|
R78 pretends he lives in Cabot Cove.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||01/23/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 81||01/23/2021|
R77 Mt Vernon, NY
|by Anonymous||reply 82||01/24/2021|
🎶 We like the cars, the cars that go BOOM! 🎶
|by Anonymous||reply 83||01/24/2021|
They’re probably sucking dick or making out.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||01/24/2021|
It's your ex, OP. Didn't you recognize the car?
|by Anonymous||reply 85||01/24/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 86||01/24/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 87||01/25/2021|
No, I’m not and it’s 11:20 PM and that muthafucka is outside again with his damn lights on.
I got a lot of laughs out of these replies especially the one with the thread about the ex!
Honestly though, I need to move. Everything annoys me.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||01/25/2021|
Well done OP, you have your own personal stalker.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||01/26/2021|
Tape them, register the plate and put a complain with your evidence.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||01/26/2021|
OP must like the attention or he would report this to the police. His failure to report speaks volumes.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||01/26/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 92||01/26/2021|
OP has he been there for 3 days and nights now or what time did he leave/come back? Surely he at least needed to fill up...
|by Anonymous||reply 93||01/26/2021|
OP can I have your stuff?
|by Anonymous||reply 94||01/27/2021|
It’s 4:39 AM and that asshole is sitting out there.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||01/28/2021|
Call the police telling them you think is a drug deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||01/28/2021|
Tell911 the truth. It’s weird. They shouldn’t be out there. Or this is a fake story.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||01/28/2021|
Maybe he's doing a traffic count and you're about to get a new traffic circle?
|by Anonymous||reply 98||01/28/2021|
Maybe he IS a cop!!
|by Anonymous||reply 99||01/28/2021|
Interesting new development. It’s a one way street. Around 5:30 I looked again and he was still there, lights blazing. BUT now, up the street a short ways was a police SUV across the street with HIS lights on. I couldn’t see what the officer inside was doing, but I could see his little computer screen lit up. He was clearly aware of the guy in the car in front of my building.
Maybe he was running that guy’s info, I don’t know. But wouldn’t he have been parked behind him?
A close friend lives in Inwood and there is a lot of blatant drug selling on her block. The dealers not only have their lights on, they blast music to attract buyers. All night. My friend says LE is well aware of them and does nothing. I guess the same goes for my city.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||01/28/2021|
You need to quit Yonkers and find a nice girl in town OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||01/28/2021|
OP, maybe this has nothing to do with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||01/28/2021|
Of course it has nothing to do with OP but OP is a net curtain-twitching busybody.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||01/28/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 104||01/28/2021|
OP- Seriously, after all this you conclude he's a drug dealer? Drug dealers try to not draw attention. This is either /private detective/ L. E. / Maybe a process server? Whatever it is, it's not illegal and has nothing to do with you. Obviously, he has his lights on to demonstrate he is not hiding.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||01/28/2021|
It's literally 99.9% Uber and Lyft Drivers waiting on a fare. You "ZOMG CALL THE POLICE!!!" motherfuckers really missed the boat when you weren't born in East Germany.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||01/28/2021|
I hope it is a cop doing an old-fashioned stakeout!! OP can you see tons on fast food wrappers and coffee cups on the dash??
|by Anonymous||reply 107||01/28/2021|
R105 I did consider the fact that it’s LE. But wouldn’t a detective also try to be subtle and not leave his lights on?
I just really hate where I live. The building is filled with freaks. If I liked the area and building, I wouldn’t care about some dude parked outside.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||01/28/2021|
Maybe it's some guy with huge OCD and he keeps fking up his ritual and has to start again so he can't turn off the car.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||01/28/2021|
Maybe there are actually 5 or 6 cars all the same and they rotate in and out but you never catch them on shift change, OP. Your curtain peeking is too predictable. Switch it up and get to the bottom of this!
|by Anonymous||reply 110||01/28/2021|
OP, have you considered it's Groundhog Day? The universe is waiting for you to fix the error of your ways!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||01/28/2021|
R111 I’m definitely trying! And high on the list is moving!
|by Anonymous||reply 112||01/29/2021|
Where are you moving to OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 113||01/29/2021|
R113 Hahahaha! I honestly do not yet know because my job hasn’t told me how frequently I will need to be in the office (NYC) once things open up. I do know it won’t be every week but the exact schedule hasn’t been determined (or shared, anyone).
Ideally, I’d move to a *quiet* area of Massachusetts. In fact, since my job may require me to go in more than I’d like, I’m looking at jobs in MA.
I’m just tired of NY. Too many memories.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||01/29/2021|
Why don't you just elope with your stalker OP, see where he takes you!
|by Anonymous||reply 115||01/29/2021|
In my mind my stalker looks like Nikolaj Coster Waldau but in reality most likely looks like Mario Batali.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||01/29/2021|
Probably hates the partner and dreads going home. My mom would do that. Just park and randomly listen to music until my dad would loosen up after work. Usually 2 hrs every evening
|by Anonymous||reply 117||01/29/2021|
OP, you can drive my car!
|by Anonymous||reply 118||01/29/2021|
Haven't you been able to observe his features using your field glasses OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 119||01/29/2021|
R119 I actually am tempted to buy binoculars.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||01/29/2021|
Go for it OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 121||01/29/2021|
OP don't you.like a project? Mario Batalli could be your fagmalion!!
|by Anonymous||reply 122||01/29/2021|
Hang your ass out the window OP, or make some other signal to the loiterer that he is being watched. See what happens.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||01/29/2021|
They're using your wifi.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||01/29/2021|
They want your stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||01/29/2021|
OP did you make it through the night?
|by Anonymous||reply 126||01/30/2021|
Silly OP, it's Uber drivers. Guessing your house is located within a popular Uber-user district, and they are stopping to wait for the next dispatch. Think of it as an impromptu taxi stand.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||01/30/2021|
Is it safe to take a Uber in Yonkers these days?
|by Anonymous||reply 128||01/30/2021|
R128 I would imagine it is. I don’t live in Yonkers, though....but somewhere just as bad.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||01/30/2021|
OP some on DL are interested in your plight, unlike the rest of the world, so tell us what you plan is. You seem to be very accepting of your victim-situation but that is not ok on DL: you are expected to Fight and Survive and Fight. Your plan please within the next 12 hours or else you will be F/F and banned as a time waster.
|by Anonymous||reply 130||01/30/2021|
This is probably a one off but ...
I years ago, was sitting in my car waiting for my high school friend, to sneak out of the house.
I don’t recall exactly what the plan was, but it wasn’t felonious and it wasn’t sexual. I’m sure there was alcohol involved.
A concerned Karen came over for some reason (this was like 1:00 A.M) to my car asking what the hell I was doing.
I caved and told her the truth, and she actually seemed to be mildly amused/annoyed. She told me to pick him up and move along, which I did.
I can only assume she took pity on my 16 yer old self.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||01/30/2021|
R131 Karens were slightly more merciful in your old days.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||01/30/2021|
OP = Gladys Kravitz
|by Anonymous||reply 133||01/30/2021|
OP = Edwin
|by Anonymous||reply 134||01/30/2021|
R133 THANK YOU! That is the photo I wanted to use in my OP.
I thought it was Anna Massey...no wonder I couldn’t find it!
|by Anonymous||reply 135||01/30/2021|
We’re getting a snowstorm here today. I wonder if he’ll be able to park all night in this weather?
|by Anonymous||reply 136||02/01/2021|
Your story continues to have interesting twists and turns, OP!
|by Anonymous||reply 137||02/01/2021|
R137 well, one twist is that this guy clearly dislikes snow.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||02/02/2021|
Bump for the "how dare you" and "mind your business" trolls to be outraged on! Ha!
|by Anonymous||reply 139||05/03/2021|
OP, have you considered picking up a good novel or finding a hobby?
|by Anonymous||reply 140||05/03/2021|