A neighbourhood in Cairns is feeling on edge after many residents found the same alarming note in their letterbox Wednesday morning.
The bizarre message was discovered in at least 10 mail boxes in the suburb of Edmonton, with the strange wording leaving readers confused.
"You leave an expensive message. From a night image of you we will catch up as soon as you show yourself by day. We will let ourselves in. That my friend is not negotiable."
One resident of Woodlock Drive posted an image of the note to a community Facebook page, before other neighbours revealed they had received it as well.
“I just got one too!” one woman said.
“Yes we have one too… would love them to meet our French mastiff!” Another said.
Millhouse Close, another street parallel to Woodlock Drive, had also been targeted by the note writer.
While many thought the note appeared threatening and “creepy”, others were left baffled by the writer’s intention.
“What are they even trying to say - it makes no sense,” one wrote.
Another suggested the letter writer could be trying to tell people they have been a victim of a robbery and were now warning the potential perpetrator there was CCTV of the incident.
“Yeah, definitely sounds like someone trying to find who broke into their house,” a resident agreed.
One speculated the note was composed with Google Translate, while another thought the message sounded familiar.
“I’m nearly 100 per cent certain this is a quote from a movie. Can’t remember which movie but this same thing happened a few years ago up here as well,” they said.
Police have told Yahoo News they do not believe the note to be a threat, but rather the handiwork of a teenage prankster.
“Police have received information from concerned residents in the Edmonton and Whiterock areas that a youth has delivered type-written notes into letterboxes,” a police spokesperson said.
“It’s believed the notes may have some reference to Game of Thrones.
“Police do not believe there is cause for alarm, however are appealing for information to identify the youth.”
Authorities say the teen they believe to be responsible was last seen delivering notes in Millhouse Close, Edmonton, about 12.20am Wednesday.
He is described as a boy, aged about 16-years-old, with a thin build.
Anyone with information about this incident, or who has CCTV vision of the youth, is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.
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