A woman claimed in a now-viral video that she recently caught a “creepy” man staring at her through her bedroom window.
“Being watched by some creepy guy this morning made my heart go down to my knees,” the woman wrote, posting to TikTok over the weekend under the username @anastasiz_14k. The post has amassed nearly 10 million views and thousands of comments from viewers who urged the woman to call the police.
“Bro I’m terrified [as f**k] right now,” read the video’s text overlay. “Someone [has been] ringing my doorbell for the past, like, 10 minutes and [won’t] f**king leave.”
The video begins by showing white blankets and a window at the foot of the bed on the left side. As the camera adjusted to the light from the window, the corner of a building outside of the window came into view, along with a man’s face staring back at the camera, peering around the edge of the building.
After a few moments, he disappears behind the wall, but in the next frame, however, he walks right up to the woman’s window.
“Omg my heart dropped when I [saw] him come to the window,” wrote Katie.
Viewers were just as scared by the situation.
“That’s terrifying,” said Keira. “Hope you’re okay gorgeous.”
Just a friendly reminder to all ladies—you are under no obligation to answer the door, even if they see you! Call the police. Safety > politeness.
Salma Wuz Here commented: “No like when he moved closer my heart just stopped. Please be safe and call the police or something.”
Benny added: “Just a friendly reminder to all ladies—you are under no obligation to answer the door, even if they see you! Call the police. Safety > politeness.”
In a follow-up video, the woman said she did, in fact, call the police. When they arrived, she claimed the officers found the man “right next to [her] flat,” so they arrested, charged and “banned” him from the area.
Newsweek has reached out to @anastasiz_14k for more information about the purported arrest.
What To Do If Someone Is Trespassing
According to the online legal database Lawrina, @anastasiz_14k did the right thing by calling the police.
If you feel unsafe or afraid for your life, secure your safety before you call the police. This might mean locking yourself in your car, hiding behind a locked door, or going to a neighbor’s property before you place the call.
“If someone is trespassing on your property, call the police,” Lawrina advised. “If you feel unsafe or afraid for your life, secure your safety before you call the police. This might mean locking yourself in your car, hiding behind a locked door, or going to a neighbor’s property before you place the call.”
The website went on to remind individuals that it is their “legal right” to “protect [their] property” in situations where they feel “threatened.”
In the days following the incident, @anastasiz_14k addressed concerned commenters in a video caption, which read: “To the people who are worried about me on here, I’m ok thank you so much…I will let [you] know if anything happens.”
Is Trespassing Common?
As it turns out, @anastasiz_14k isn’t the first social media user to catch an alleged trespasser or stalker on her property.
Last summer, a model named Gustė Janušauskaitė said she caught her alleged stalker lurking outside her bedroom window.
About a month later, a TikToker shared security footage of a man walking around her property.
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