'I'm coming in': Woman reveals creepy texts from maintenance man

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A woman has called for an end to victim-blaming after she shared a series of creepy messages she received from a maintenance man. 

Bee Jonez, 36, from Louisiana posted screenshots of the texts to Twitter in which the worker told her he was “coming in” her apartment just to see her face.

“Good morning girl,” he began. “How you doing.”

A screenshot of a video posted to Twitter of the woman explaining how the man had her number. Source: Twitter/ThunderCatHeaux
A woman has moved out of her apartment after a maintenance man sent her a series of creepy texts that made her feel unsafe. Source: Twitter/ThunderCatHeaux

“I’m alright. Are you about to tell me you need to come to the apartment?” Ms Jonez responded.

“Yes, just to see your face,” the worker wrote back. “I miss you.”

“Oh lol,” Ms Jonez replied.

“Yeah. Can I come in?” the unidentified worker asked, to which Ms Jonez said: “no sir”.

Ms Jonez said the man had been carrying out work in an apartment next door after her neighbours moved out and had assumed he might need access to her place to fix something in a shared area.

“When I responded ‘oh lol,’ it was the same as an in real life nervous chuckle,” Ms Jonez told BuzzFeed.

“I literally did not know how else to respond to that kind of message from a person I was not interested in. Even the nicest person can be harmful.”

Screenshots of creepy texts from a maintenance man who said he was in the woman's home. Source: Twitter/ThunderCatHeaux
In a series of chilling messages, the man told her he was coming in just to see her face. Source: Twitter/ThunderCatHeaux

The situation became more tense when the worker wrote: “Coz I’m here,” and “I’m coming in”.

Ms Jonez quickly snapped: “no”.

“Just opened it,” he wrote, followed by one of many laughing emojis.

“I’ll call the cops,” she warned, causing the man to back off.

“I’m in the next apartment, stop tripping,” he said.

Ms Jones said she felt unsafe after the ordeal and broke her lease a month later.

“The owners were a married couple that just owned and renovated a house,” she told BuzzFeed.

“They didn’t care about anything but the rent. All of the tenants had several complaints about various things. Nothing was ever handled.”

Woman forced to defend herself online

After tweeting about the incident, Ms Jonez was forced to explain how the man got her number in a separate video. 

"A lot of these replies are asking how he got my number in the first place," she began.

“Ok so I lived in a building that was only four units.

“Him and the property manager had all our phone numbers… it wasn’t because I gave him my number, I didn’t engage with him, I didn’t have a relationship with him that went sour, it was none of that.

“He literally used his access as a maintenance man to harass me.”

She finished the video with “Y'all got to stop victim blaming.”

Others speak out about creepy ordeals

Other women commented on the post sharing similar experiences.

“I remember when I was in middle school our maintenance man broke into our apt and he replaced my mom’s ceiling fan with one that cast a star like [a] shadow on the ceiling and he left a note about how he wanted her to see the stars,” one Twitter user wrote.

“He was later fired for stealing company funds to purchase these items to give to the female residents, such as that ceiling fan. VERY scary situation in retrospect, but at the time I was young and thought the fan was pretty.”

Another posted that a “friend told me a dude from a car dealership she went to went [through] her records and found her number and started texting her. She was terrified but thankfully he didn’t have her address. If anything happened to her I wouldn’t know what I’d do”.

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