A suspicious man was seen entering a large number of buildings today at Washington & Lee Apartments. Upon being spotted, he stood around nervously for a number of minutes before being picked up by a white Lexus SUV.
If anyone in the vicinity sees this man walking around, pay attention to him.
@washandlee, thnk you for the heads up. As a general rule (not saying you didn’t) in these situations when something just doesn’t seem right, call 911 so police can take immediate action. Also they may tie your call into other incidents under investigation.
I called the non-emergency number, but the woman answering the phone was dismissive.
Preservation Arlington remembers when the Arva Motor Hotel was in front of the Washington and Lee Apartments @ Route 50 and Pershing Drive. There also were some “suspicious men” there at the time but there was no cornhole.
@washandless: I’m not scolding….:-) My guess is 911 would have been more responsive. “There’s a man going in and out of apartment stairways, can you have someone drive by?” But, I am surprised at the non-emergency number representative blowing you off. Should have called 911 on her!
The “joke” is that I spent my day going in and out of apartment buildings dropping off election/political material at door steps. But, I promise, I am not the person in the photos, and wouldn’t know a white SUV is I saw one. :-)
@nom de guerre: FWIW, I only see a question mark where your photo should be……
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@nom de guerre--are you the mastermind behind the “Preservation Arlington” comments in the Disqus threads? I love those things!
@washandlee--if he’s the guy who keeps slipping that crappy Chinese menu under the door of my apartment, I’ll beat you to the call next time. (I don’t live in your complex, though.)
Not sure if this is appropriate. Is there any allegation he did anything illegal? Is dropping off menus illegal or forbidden there? There is no suggestion that he was committing any crime right? Then having something like this, with detailed photos just seems wrong unless you do have evidence he committed some illegal act.
It’s remotely possible that this might be illegal. Some apartment complexes have “no soliciting” signs. Before the building in which my old 1BR was situated changed hands, started sucking something fierce and I eventually moved, I remember a menu dropper who wasn’t sanctioned by the condo board got in some trouble for delivering unsolicited menus. (My old super apparently had an agreement worked out with neighboring restaurants.)
My beef is with that damn Chinese place though. What a sad excuse for pork lo mein…
My beef is with that damn Chinese place though. What a sad excuse for pork lo mein...
You should try their beef lo mein. I understand it is cray cray.
If they have a sign up, then it’s the obligation of people who live there, or those who manage it, to notify the person they are tresspassing and ask them to leave. Tresspassing is a civil wrong, generally not a crime, especially in a situation like this…
Lo mein? Try Hong Kong Palace, ask for the sichuan menu, for some actual chinese food.
I never said that he was dropping off menus. I said he was walking around from building to building with a backpack acting nervous and fidgety and being all-around suspicious.
Maybe he has an anxiety problem? Was he entering the buildings? Are the buildings locked? Did he wait for people to let him in? Did he force his way in?
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