When we went to work we were again followed by the blue Ford.
At lunch I did not notice any car following us. My wife and I ate lunch in our usual spot at Mariner’s park then drove to the phone store where we had some more business.
When we were leaving my wife noticed that another car, a maroon colored Toyota, with someone inside appeared to be surveilling us from behind a gas station nearby. I observed that it appeared to be the same blond man who had driven the car that had struck me who was driving this Toyota.
I pulled into the gas station in order to get the license number of this car, and the man fled in the car, driving back around the gas station. I then reversed and got behind him and was able to get his license #1CWP062.
I then proceeded back to work along Bristol, then Newport Blvd. The Toyota followed closely, at times tailgating within a few feet.
At the Bristol/Newport corner the Toyota got ahead of my car and when we were on Newport Blvd. doing around 40 mph the river slammed on his brakes right in front of me. I had to hit my brakes very hard in order to prevent hitting his car. He then got along side and twice we’ve toward me, going right out of his lane. All this was frighten and harass me. I felt the driver was trying to get me involved in an accident so he could charge me.
My wife and I drove stright to the Costa Mesa police facility and asked to see either Sgt. Bechtel or Det. Geisler. We were told, by a Cadet Carter, that Sgt. Bechtel was not in the station, but that Det. Geisler was, but was with another person. We waited, then were told by Cadet Carter that Det. Geisler had left. I was very upset by what I took as police complacency and an unwillingness to get involved in the whole situation. I told Cadet Carter about the harassment and about the most recent incidents of the Toyota driver attempting to involve us in accidents, then left, and returned to work. After work we were again followed by the same Toyota car and the same driver. When I went into the Post Office to my PO box the driver followed me inside right to where my box was. He gloated like he had gotten a new piece of information about me.
My wife and I drove home and this man followed very closely in his car. We were also followed by the blue car. At times one of them would get in front and they would squeeze us between the two cars.
The Toyota followed us right into the trailer park. I stopped my car, got out and walked over to his car and told him to get off the property. This was the blond haired man with the glasses. He got out of his car and came at me angrily.
He said:”This isn’t private property and you can’t tell me to get off.” He repeated this several times, then added several threats like: “Why don’t you try to throw me off. I’ve been looking for an excuse to deck you.”
He beckoned me towards his car and said: “Come here, touch my car. I’d love to flatten you.”
I repeated that it was private property, that the manager had said he had no business on the property and that the residents were getting upset with him and his friends coming onto the property. He said: “Haven’t you learned by now. The police won’t help you. They’ve told us we can do whatever we want.”
At this point some of the residents of the trailer park came up to see what was going on and the man backed off and left the trailer park and took up his surveillance station in the adjacent motel parking lot.
I drove to the store later and the same Toyota and driver followed. That evening one of the residents of the trailer park said that he had seen the driver of the Toyota walk across from where he was surveilling to the fence just adjacent to our trailer and had been peering in at our place. I saw the man leave from this location just after this.
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