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  • This happened when I was 17 years old...

  • I would go to the gym, three to four times a week and ride the bus home.

  • It was a Sunday - and I had just missed my bus, so I had to wait longer for another one.

  • I would've called my parents but they were out for the evening.

  • And taxis charged more...

  • So I decided to sit and wait in the bus shelter.

  • It was a cold night and snow had just started peppering the ground.

  • My bus was taking longer than usual so I got my phone out and listened to some music.

  • Almost an hour had passed...

  • It was freezing and I hadn't seen anyone at all.

  • That wasn't until I noticed something out of the corner of my eye...

  • It was a creepy guy, dressed in thick layers of clothing, walking slowly towards me.

  • I knew staring at him would draw more attention, so I just focused on my phone.

  • He sat down at the other end of the shelter and just stared at me.

  • There was something off about him...

  • He seemed like he was either drunk or on drugs.

  • He then asked, "When is the bus due?"

  • I took out my earphones and said, "I think it's delayed because of the snow."

  • He stared at me for a while then started mumbling to himself.

  • He was really starting to creep me out, so I pretended to be on my phone.

  • After a couple of minutes, I took another look...

  • He'd moved closer to me...

  • I looked away for a second then heard the sound of him sliding even closer.

  • I turned to him and said, "You okay there?"

  • He stared at me with glossy eyes, lifted his arm and leaned towards me.

  • Immediately, I grabbed my bag and ran as he fell to the ground.

  • I ran down the road trying my hardest not to look back.

  • I kept going until I got to the next bus stop.

  • I turned around to check to see if he was there...

  • He was gone, so I went to sit down.

  • Feeling relieved, I rested my head on the back of the glass and waited for the bus.

  • I jolted, and turned around to see the same guy staring at me through the glass.

  • "What the hell is wrong with you?"

  • Then he started walking around the shelter towards me.

  • "I'm warning you! Stay. Back."

  • I yelled in panic as I was backing up.

  • I wanted to run, but I left my bag in the shelter and couldn't leave without it.

  • Suddenly, the man leaped at me and I quickly moved out of the away.

  • He fell to the ground face first.

  • I froze in shock then noticed the blood coming from his face.

  • I tried to get a response out of him but nothing worked.

  • I called the police and paramedics and they arrived shortly after.

  • I told them what had happened, and they told me that the guy was on prescription drugs.

  • They found a photo in his wallet of him and his son.

  • The boy looked just like me so we assumed that he thought I was him.

  • I later learned that he had lost his son in a custody battle and went off the rails.

  • He was taken away for treatment and that was the last I saw of him.

  • I got my driver's license shortly after and have never, been on a bus since.

This happened when I was 17 years old...

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    lauren.huang posted on 2020/10/02
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