Close Call?...a Cautionary Experience for Sure

by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 11:23 (3138 days ago)

My wife and I love Zihuatanejo, having come for several years, and plan to do so for many more. It is both a paradise and a city of some size, which includes the need to watch what's going on. She didn't really want me to post the following, but I think some on the board would want to know:

Last night around 9:30 as we left the cheap seats outside of Rafa's during Eric McFadden's set, headed for some gelato at Fragolino, I mentioned to my wife that I thought we were being followed. Turns out that we were, the guy stayed a few paces behind us and walked by a little way while we ordered. I notice that he had camped out between a large SUV and a car, in the shadows. Rather than going in that direction, which would have been the norm for heading back to La Madera, we went the other way and he hurried right up behind us again. So we crossed the stereo, still being followed, found a cop right there and reported what was going on. He called out to the guy, who quickly turned tail and hurried away. The cop meanwhile got on his radio and broadcast a description of the guy.

This certainly could have happened right in our hometown, and only shows that it's worth your while to pay attention to what's going on around you and to act accordingly.



GOOD call!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 12:09 (3138 days ago) @ dhunsber

Thanks for being observant! :badass:

No matter where you are, you just can't sleepwalk your way through life unless perhaps you never leave home.

One thing I always do when I believe I see someone suspicious outside our home is get my camera and pretend to take their photo. If it's someone innocent they don't even notice or think anything about it, but if it's someone up to no good they quickly fidget and disappear. I believe it's better to act like you know you're being observed than to pretend to ignore it. That's why I believe you did the absolute right thing. Good call!

And sorry you had to take such precautions here. Truly I believe we are safer here in Zihuatanejo than most places on the planet, but the ills of "civilization" had to find us here sooner or later.



by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 12:59 (3138 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I should have said "my camera or my cellphone". Either will do the trick.


by ellie.d, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 14:40 (3138 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

good to keep in mind :)


by Craig Scheiner, Saturday, March 12, 2011, 23:25 (3138 days ago) @ ellie.d

This is the kind of situation that truly can happen anywhere. Good reaction, good advice to take, or pretend to take the perp's picture.




by dhunsber @, ¡Dondequiera que voy, estoy aquí!, Sunday, March 13, 2011, 09:33 (3137 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks Rob -we mentioned to several people yesterday and all reacted with that great positive "Aha, yes!" expression one has when hearing a great idea.