Monday, September 29, 2008

peeping toms suck

my homegirl rainbow (yes, her parents were hippies) is dealing with a peeping tom, ya'll!!! in case you don't know, here's the wiki search for "peeping tom". the first link that comes up is the story of lady godiva which the term 'peeping tom' stems from. lady godiva became legend when she "rode naked through the streets of Coventry in England in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants." and in later versions of this story, some dude named "tom" was struck blind or dead when he watched her ride. this story has so many holes in it! but i guess it's fun to think some rich lady was giving her husband the ol'fuck you, and some dude was struck dead when he saw the act. i wish rainbow's little peeping tom would be struck blind or dead, that way, he wouldn't come back every other night.

i guess rainbow's story starts about a month ago. she was in her west hollywood (WeHo) bungalow watching tv one night on her couch and playing facebook poker on her ibook when her neighbor called and told her to go into the kitchen, so she got up and went to the kitchen. then the neighbor said, 'go to your bed room' so she went to her bed room. then the neighbor said, stay there, i'm calling the police. turns out, this dude was staring at rainbow on her couch and masturbating in her window, then when the neighbor directed her to move around the apartment the sicko followed her from window to window. by the time the WeHo cops got there, he was gone. the next day, the cops came to check out the apartment. they said that because of the way the bushes, flowers, and footprints in the dirt were, this was not the tom's first time watching her.

since then tom has been spotted by neighbors once or twice a week. rainbow has a friendly 11 year old roitweiller that lives with her part time (and her ex-husband the other part of the time). last week when rainbow was taking the pup for a walk, with her mace, cellphone, etc., she caught the son-of-a-bitch at the livingroom window pulling at himself. of course she pulls out her phone and dials 9-1-1, while grabbing her dog's collar, and screaming at him 'get the fuck out of here!' and all sorts of other choice phrases. the cops showed up 12 minutes later, and tom was of course already gone. this was the first time they had come face to face, so to speak.

last monday, her and i went to a concert (the raconteurs, which was amazing) and i walk her to her house and i walk with her as she walks her dog. the whole time i'm on complete high alert, thank god i'm wearing some running shoes cause if i have to i'm gonna chase this dude down. i know the bigger question is, what am i going to do if i catch him? who knows? but i had 2 beers, so the courage was there. thursday night, i also hung out with rainbow, but this time she talked me into sleeping over. and when i stay at her place, i sleep on the living room couch. the very place of the first incident! yikes! good thing i was good and drunk on many, many free stellas from the event we were at that night. but still, it was a little un-nerving. this time, i didn't think i'd chase anyone down, but what i would throw at the dude if he attempted to come into her home.

in conclusion, all of those who love and care for rainbow have convinced her, not that it was hard, to move out of that place asap. as of last tuesday, she's been 110% looking for a new place to live. i hope she finds one soon. apparently, this past saturday night, rainbow was packing in her apartment and the tom showed up again. this time though, he was banging on the window and YELLING at her in gibberish! it's like since that confrontation with her and him, when she caught him at her window, it's like that 3rd wall is down, and now he's interacting back with her. which i think is a super scary thought.

we need to get her out of west hollywood, asap, and into a cute beach apartment, like mine! i'll keep you posted on this...

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