A Yorkshire man has been tormented by a stranger screaming ‘porridge’ through his letterbox.
The mystery neighbour has been shouting strange things about porridge through his letterbox at odd hours during the middle of the night in Boothtown, Halifax, for the past three weeks. The man, who we have anonymised, is at his “wit’s end” and is pleading with the ‘porridge whisperer’ to stop immediately.
He took to social media with an appeal, telling the stranger to stop and “grow up”. He wrote the appeal below on public Facebook group 50 Shades of Halifax.
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The man wrote: “Apologies if this post is not allowed but I am wanting to get to the bottom of this as I’m at my wit’s end. I live at range court flats in Boothtown and for the past three weeks someone is STILL been opening my letter box flap in the middle of the night and shouting “PORRIDGE.”
“Sometime it’s “PORRIDGE TIME PAPPA BEAR” or once it was “EAT IT BEFORE IT GOES COLD PAPPA. – (this bit said in a whisper) “It’s my special porridge. Before you ask no, porridge had not been left at any times, this is clearly a unwelcome visitor and I would it to stop ASAP. If this is you, grow up.”
The post attracted lots of attention with more than a hundred shares, plus hundreds of comments and likes in response. The majority of commenters saw the funny side of this whole bizarre situation.
“Could be a cereal killer….” cracked Ricardo Hodge. Joe Mcgrath said: “Personally I’d get my locks changed just incase, I’d recommend Goldilocks.”
Has anything like this ever happened to you? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.
Kayleigh Glossglow wrote: “The million dollar question though: do you enjoy being called “papa bear.” Others thought this should be treated seriously however, with several posting offering advice to the upset man.
Diane White responded: “I’m I the only person that feels sorry for this guy ? Worst crime in my eyes feeling unsafe in your home. Hope it stops soon.” Naomi Raggio said: “Wtf! I found it funny to read at first but that’s actually pretty creepy, it’d freak me right out.” Marie Fox said: “Buy a wildlife camera records when motion you will soon have your culprit”