Is this how accidents happen?
Crime is allegedly up in San Francisco. Mainly in auto break-ins but potentially home burglary as well. A hipster-looking burglar has allegedly been seen in my girlfriend’s apartment building. That is the only way to describe him, the dude is a white-guy in his 20s with an ironic handlebar mustache and an old-school Pittsburgh Pirates baseball cap according to the security cameras. A note in my lobby urged everyone to be extra careful with the gates in case of burglars.
This has resulted in me being asked three times if I was authorized to be somewhere. Twice was in my apartment’s own garage (by neighbors, not by anyone in my apartment building. The door was open because I used my clicky thing to get in and park my car. As one does.) One time was in my girlfriend’s apartment. All three times I was able to clear things up easily by saying who I was and yes I was authorized.
This still has me worried though. How long before someone does not quite believe me or someone else and decides to escalate the situation needlessly? What sort of factors go into that decision making?
Everyone is trying to be a good citizen I suppose but I can see how these situations turn bad.