I have lived in Petworth for one week. So far, so good, and lots of what we read about the area from your blog, we are experiencing (friendly people, etc). However, in one week’s time, I have TWICE seen the same man (different days) walking around different areas of Petworth barely holding his pants up (meaning, holding them up just past his knee – full front and back nudity!!). This I was not expecting J. Does anyone ever call the police on this guy? It is very disturbing – there were children around the first time!
Welcome to the neighborhood. No, seriously, I didn’t mean that sarcastically. Sounds like quite an exciting first week. I’m happy to report that I don’t think this is a regular occurrence. I’ve lived in the neighborhood over five years and I’ve never encountered something like this. I think I can say without hesitation – yes call the police next time. However, I’d also ask a neighbor who’s been around a while and see if this is just a regular crazy character or if it is a new development. Not that a regular crazy character would make it more pleasant but at least you’d know he was harmless. I wonder, did he seem drunk or on drugs or mentally ill? If it’s possible to identify it might be easier to get him help. I’m afraid that even calling the police would be a temporary solution so it’d be nice if someone could get this guy some serious help. But honestly, like I said earlier, try and talk to some of your long time neighbors they may very well know about this guy or at the very least could offer some better advice than I.
Welcome to the neighborhood though. I promise you that’s not a common sight.
Has anyone else encountered the pantsless wonder? If so what did you do?