Following women in a horse head mask no laughing matter
Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 23:09
So on Tuesday night, I was sitting on the stoop in front of a door to my dorm.
I was talking on the phone when all of the sudden, I see somebody just standing by a tree on the front lawn of the Honors house.
I didn’t really think anything of it until the man walked a bit closer to me. He was wearing something on his head.
This was weird on all sorts of levels because a) this man was by himself and b) it was about 1:30 in the morning.
So I got up and I used my key card to get back inside. I walked up the stairs and stayed in the stairwell on my floor just to continue talking on the phone.
I had no idea how the person got in, but he was wearing a horse head mask and followed me all the way up to my floor and just stood there staring at me.
I don’t know if he thought it was funny, but I for one was frightened.
To the idiot in the horse head: You obviously didn’t think this “prank” through. That’s assuming it was a prank, but you may have genuinely been trying to be creepy.
Did you really think that walking around by yourself at almost 2 in the morning wearing a horse head mask while following women was a good idea?
You also followed me into a well-lit building and your face was the only thing covered (white skin, about 6 feet tall wearing a blue, long sleeved, “Hollister” shirt with tan khaki shorts).
Seriously, process that in your mind for a minute, because it obviously wasn’t processing last night.
Needless to say, I was frightened and ran to my room. I was still on the phone and I was so frightened I cried.
After I got off the phone, I called my RA on duty and he checked around for me, reminding me that if this ever happens again to call Public Safety first.
So for the people out there who are thinking about doing something like this: Please think this through.
Use the golden rule and put yourself in the other person’s shoes, especially if they are a complete stranger.
I was seriously concerned for my own safety.
Regardless of whether it was supposed to be a joke, this was not funny.
It is dangerous for you pranksters out there, too.
You can be misunderstood, scare the living daylights out of somebody, and possibly get kicked out of college for endangerment even though all you meant to do was get a laugh for yourself.
So for everyone reading — be safe with your pranks and know your audience.