A White Rock, B.C. woman is sharing a harrowing story about harassment by someone she believes is a neighbour in her apartment building.
Police confirm there is an investigation underway and she’s not the only complainant.
Sam Mohammad Saber told Global News the incident happened in May.
“I was sitting on my sofa one late night watching TV and I hear a sound on the balcony, and I went over to my balcony to see where the sound was coming from. I saw a hand and a note attached to a tin can,” said Mohammad Saber.
“The note said something very inappropriate along the lines of I want to lick your *****.”
When Mohammad Saber filed a police report, she says the officer suggested she move.
Now she says another woman in her building is also being harassed.
“She had a similar note sent to her,” she said.
White Rock RCMP declined an on-camera interview and would not answer specific questions about the two complaints, which remain under investigation.
“The investigative steps to establish identity and prove the elements of an offence at a level that is accepted in court usually differs from what the public expects,” said White Rock RCMP Staff Sgt. Kale Pauls in an emailed statement.
One women’s advocate was outraged by the RCMP’s alleged response to the complaint.
“It’s appalling to think the agency responsible for law enforcement would be telling a victim of alleged sexual harassment that she should move,” said Angela Marie Macdougall with Battered Women’s Support Services.
Mohammad Saber said she hopes charges are laid soon, and is being extra careful of her personal safety in the meantime.
“It’s awful because I shouldn’t feel like I need to move or feel unsafe because of someone else … that doesn’t know how to control their behaviour.”