Harassing person--does anyone do anything?
There's been a person who appears to be homeless hanging out on Euclid Ave for several years. He likes to camp nearby and walks near our house. The problem is that he yells and swears at us. We've always crossed the street to avoid him, but he does hang out in front of small restaurants. We'd even change our plans to avoid him. Recently, I was going for an evening walk and had to go in the same direction as him to get home. I was on the opposite side of the street and started running--hoping he'd think I was just a runner, but he started running after me. Yelling insults. Of course I couldn't go home, so I turned on a side street and said I'd call the police because he was harassing me. It's always just verbal--muttering loud insults, etc. I'm sick of it. Does anyone call Berkeley police about verbal harassment from homeless people? Is it a city, so you're suppose to live with it? I'd feel foolish calling, but then I'm so tired of feeling stressed everytime I see him. Thanks!