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Parked car with lights on in the middle of the night. Why?

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.

by Anonymousreply 14005/03/2021

Tick tick tick tick BOOM 💥

by Anonymousreply 101/20/2021

Put the meth pipe down, OP.

by Anonymousreply 201/20/2021

Drug dealer.

by Anonymousreply 301/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 401/20/2021

Call the cops if you are really concerned.

by Anonymousreply 501/20/2021

A bunch of random a in different timezones aren't going to be able to help you OP.

Call the police.

by Anonymousreply 601/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 701/20/2021

It’s the Feds. They’re waiting to bust a traitorous trumpie who stormed our Capitol.

by Anonymousreply 801/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 901/20/2021

It’s a phonebooth - business and personal - with comfy seats, heat, and the option of running away never to be seen again HAH!

by Anonymousreply 1001/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1101/20/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1201/21/2021

Wives are insufferable. The car is a haven.

by Anonymousreply 1301/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1401/21/2021

If it’s really good meth, they’ll wait HOURS for the dealer to show up!

by Anonymousreply 1501/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1601/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1701/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1801/21/2021

Sneak up to the car door when it’s late and see if there’s not a cock in there you could suckle.

by Anonymousreply 1901/21/2021

Throw some paint on their car, they won't idle after that.

by Anonymousreply 2001/21/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 2101/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2201/21/2021

Uber driver getting free WiFi and scrolling Tik-Tok.

by Anonymousreply 2301/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2401/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2501/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2601/21/2021

Who are the elderly yahoos who think everybody works a M-F 9-5 fulltime job???

by Anonymousreply 2701/21/2021

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.

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by Anonymousreply 2801/21/2021

It’s an opioid addict who shot up and passed out for a couple hours.

by Anonymousreply 2901/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3001/21/2021

If Karen had a dick inside her she wouldn't worry about who's parked in the street.

by Anonymousreply 3101/21/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 3201/21/2021

OP has confused DL for Next Door

by Anonymousreply 3301/21/2021

Probably a super spreader waiting to spread Covid to MARYs!!! Who approach them.

by Anonymousreply 3401/21/2021

The driver was having phone sex.

by Anonymousreply 3501/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3601/21/2021

Gurl, you know it's Christine.

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by Anonymousreply 3701/21/2021

When my car was stolen years ago, the thieves just left it running on some random side street.

by Anonymousreply 3801/21/2021

Not good for the environment.

Or cheap either!

by Anonymousreply 3901/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4001/21/2021

Go out wearing a caftan and spike heel booties and perform a dance for them which ends with you presenting hole.

by Anonymousreply 4101/21/2021

OP can borrow Melania's

by Anonymousreply 4201/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4301/21/2021

r41, FINALLY, some sensible advice, grab a Parliament, sashay down and find out if he wants company.

by Anonymousreply 4401/21/2021

Call the cops. Stamp out that nonsense.

by Anonymousreply 4501/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4601/21/2021

R7 what is your theory as to what the randoms are doing idling in your street?

by Anonymousreply 4701/21/2021

Girls, girls girls! Move to Montreal. The homeless are gorgeous and don’t smell at all.

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by Anonymousreply 4801/21/2021

R48 Has Dr Anne L Lingus weighed in on that?

by Anonymousreply 4901/21/2021

Some of these responses are very funny.

There’s a subreddit about “gang stalking”; maybe OP should check it out.

by Anonymousreply 5001/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5101/21/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 5201/21/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5301/21/2021

The homeless of Montreal do smell but much less worse then the homed there.

by Anonymousreply 5401/21/2021

OP you need to ask the police to investigate.

by Anonymousreply 5501/21/2021

Dial with a pencil 911!

by Anonymousreply 5601/21/2021

Make sure you're wearing something appealling.

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by Anonymousreply 5701/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 5801/22/2021

Any news OP?

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by Anonymousreply 5901/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6001/22/2021

[quote] boom cars and car alarms going off.

OP where the fuck do you live? It sounds like the Ghetto.

by Anonymousreply 6101/22/2021

R61 It is, yeah. I’m planning to move this summer. I’ve had sufficient.

by Anonymousreply 6201/22/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6301/22/2021

Did you obtain a response from the constabulary OP?

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by Anonymousreply 6401/23/2021

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 Anonymousreply 6501/23/2021

[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.

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by Anonymousreply 6701/23/2021

OP, something like this?

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by Anonymousreply 6801/23/2021

Go up and say hello! What could possibly go wrong?

by Anonymousreply 6901/23/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7001/23/2021

He's mining Bitcon, OP. He is illegally connected to your light supply.

by Anonymousreply 7101/23/2021

Is he still there?

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by Anonymousreply 7201/23/2021

Where is OP?

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by Anonymousreply 7301/23/2021

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 Anonymousreply 7401/23/2021

Well OP, if you don't care, neither do we. Bye Gurl.

by Anonymousreply 7501/23/2021

R75 got me out of bed.

Yeah, he’s back.

by Anonymousreply 7601/23/2021

No addresses OP but what city, town, village are you in; for context?

by Anonymousreply 7701/23/2021

Wtf is a boom car?

by Anonymousreply 7801/23/2021

Maybe his kids are Alec and Kaleb and sometimes he just has to just get out of the house for some private time.

by Anonymousreply 7901/23/2021

R78 pretends he lives in Cabot Cove.

by Anonymousreply 8001/23/2021
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by Anonymousreply 8101/23/2021

R77 Mt Vernon, NY

by Anonymousreply 8201/24/2021

🎶 We like the cars, the cars that go BOOM! 🎶

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by Anonymousreply 8301/24/2021

They’re probably sucking dick or making out.

by Anonymousreply 8401/24/2021

It's your ex, OP. Didn't you recognize the car?

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by Anonymousreply 8601/24/2021

You dead?

by Anonymousreply 8701/25/2021

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 Anonymousreply 8801/25/2021

Well done OP, you have your own personal stalker.

by Anonymousreply 8901/26/2021

Tape them, register the plate and put a complain with your evidence.

by Anonymousreply 9001/26/2021

OP must like the attention or he would report this to the police. His failure to report speaks volumes.

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by Anonymousreply 9201/26/2021

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 Anonymousreply 9301/26/2021

OP can I have your stuff?

by Anonymousreply 9401/27/2021

It’s 4:39 AM and that asshole is sitting out there.

by Anonymousreply 9501/28/2021

Call the police telling them you think is a drug deal.

by Anonymousreply 9601/28/2021

Tell911 the truth. It’s weird. They shouldn’t be out there. Or this is a fake story.

by Anonymousreply 9701/28/2021

Maybe he's doing a traffic count and you're about to get a new traffic circle?

by Anonymousreply 9801/28/2021

Maybe he IS a cop!!

by Anonymousreply 9901/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10001/28/2021

You need to quit Yonkers and find a nice girl in town OP.

by Anonymousreply 10101/28/2021

OP, maybe this has nothing to do with you.

by Anonymousreply 10201/28/2021

Of course it has nothing to do with OP but OP is a net curtain-twitching busybody.

by Anonymousreply 10301/28/2021

^ OP

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by Anonymousreply 10401/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10501/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10601/28/2021

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??

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by Anonymousreply 10701/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10801/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 10901/28/2021

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 Anonymousreply 11001/28/2021

OP, have you considered it's Groundhog Day? The universe is waiting for you to fix the error of your ways!

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by Anonymousreply 11101/28/2021

R111 I’m definitely trying! And high on the list is moving!

by Anonymousreply 11201/29/2021

Where are you moving to OP?

by Anonymousreply 11301/29/2021

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 Anonymousreply 11401/29/2021

Why don't you just elope with your stalker OP, see where he takes you!

by Anonymousreply 11501/29/2021

In my mind my stalker looks like Nikolaj Coster Waldau but in reality most likely looks like Mario Batali.

by Anonymousreply 11601/29/2021

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 Anonymousreply 11701/29/2021

OP, you can drive my car!

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by Anonymousreply 11801/29/2021

Haven't you been able to observe his features using your field glasses OP?

by Anonymousreply 11901/29/2021

R119 I actually am tempted to buy binoculars.

by Anonymousreply 12001/29/2021

Go for it OP!

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by Anonymousreply 12101/29/2021

OP don't a project? Mario Batalli could be your fagmalion!!

by Anonymousreply 12201/29/2021

Hang your ass out the window OP, or make some other signal to the loiterer that he is being watched. See what happens.

by Anonymousreply 12301/29/2021

They're using your wifi.

by Anonymousreply 12401/29/2021

They want your stuff.

by Anonymousreply 12501/29/2021

OP did you make it through the night?

by Anonymousreply 12601/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 12701/30/2021

Is it safe to take a Uber in Yonkers these days?

by Anonymousreply 12801/30/2021

R128 I would imagine it is. I don’t live in Yonkers, though....but somewhere just as bad.

by Anonymousreply 12901/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13001/30/2021

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 Anonymousreply 13101/30/2021

R131 Karens were slightly more merciful in your old days.

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by Anonymousreply 13201/30/2021

OP = Gladys Kravitz

by Anonymousreply 13301/30/2021

OP = Edwin

by Anonymousreply 13401/30/2021

R133 THANK YOU! That is the photo I wanted to use in my OP.

I thought it was Anna wonder I couldn’t find it!

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by Anonymousreply 13501/30/2021

We’re getting a snowstorm here today. I wonder if he’ll be able to park all night in this weather?

by Anonymousreply 13602/01/2021

Your story continues to have interesting twists and turns, OP!

by Anonymousreply 13702/01/2021

R137 well, one twist is that this guy clearly dislikes snow.

by Anonymousreply 13802/02/2021

Bump for the "how dare you" and "mind your business" trolls to be outraged on! Ha!

by Anonymousreply 13905/03/2021

OP, have you considered picking up a good novel or finding a hobby?

by Anonymousreply 14005/03/2021
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