We have our first stalker at Mixed Nuts. A young Asian girl, maybe 20. Slightly plump. Black glasses, long black hair. Wears shiny windbreakers, jeans and sneakers.
If you see her in the store, tell her to she aint allowed in and be ready to call the police.
I caught her stealing a piece of chalk and asked her to leave. She said, “I’m taking a break. It’s 6:55.”
It was 6:55. We stay open late to catch the dinner crowd. It was an interesting response. This girl lives in the neighborhood and has been in before. In fact, she was here twice already today before this last and final visit. She picks things up and puts them down elsewhere.
We keep a small notebook by the register to write down items folks are looking for. She signed three different names in it.
Max L. – UCSB
and the last, switching up from her crude block letters, in jumbled cursive,
Jaenno Leule Le…incomprehensible.
Last week she was in, and acted like she was stealing my business card. Took it and shoved it in a pocket really quickly with guilt.
I got a text that night at 12:30
“Hey. Good night.”
A number I didn’t recognize. But I have my suspicions. I didn’t reply.
She’ll be back and it’s gonna be hard to tell her she isn’t allowed in here, because she is crazy and defiant and young and again, unstable.
Wish me luck!