Woman forced to leave sign outside home after locals mistake it for brothel
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We all know how it feels when someone turns up at your home unannounced.
Usually, it's a salesperson or a delivery driver who's arrived at the wrong house. But imagine how you'd feel if strange men arrived looking for sex thinking your address was a brothel.
This unfortunate situation is happening right now to a woman in Texas who has been forced to put threatening signs outside her home after a continuous stream of men swarm there believing it to be a brothel.
Spoiler alert - it’s not one at all.
In what kind of sounds like the plot of the Jennifer Lawrence film, Mother! retiree Elaine White, 66, said the men began appearing a year ago, asking for ‘Nikki’, ‘Kelly’ or ‘Rhonda’.
White lives in a quiet neighbourhood in East Plano, Texas and not a red light district you’d think based on the men in search of sex workers who keep knocking on her door.
She’s understandably ‘fed up’ with the situation and has now gone to great lengths to try and ward off the men from her home.
Speaking to local news station NBC 5, White said: “I’m frustrated, I’m irritated and I’m beyond done.”
She has been left suffering ‘sleepless nights’ wondering why the men travel to her neighbourhood ‘thinking they’re gonna get sex’.
She said the trouble with the uninvited visitors started a year ago. “As many hookers and prostitutes there are - go get one. Leave me alone. I'm not here for that,” she declared.
The furious woman estimates around 25 men have come to her house in hopes of finding a sex worker at all hours of the day.
They range in age and are ‘all ethnicities’.
Some of the men are locals and have travelled more than a seven-hour drive from as far away as Laredo, Texas to meet ‘Nikki’, ‘Kelly’ or ‘Rhonda’.
The men are captured ringing White’s doorbell on the Ring video doorbell camera. She installed the tech with the hopes that it would dissuade them, but after a man turned up last week, it clearly hasn’t.
She confronts some of the men, telling one man the ‘cops are gonna getcha’.
Police have responded by making the men leave her property but they haven’t solved the problem at the source.
Officials think White’s address could be at the centre of a sex trafficking ring. The men could be victims of an online scam linked to a massage website, with White’s address provided as a meeting for sex in exchange for cash.
“Police told me that there are traffic rings going around and my address may have been used out of the sky,” White said.
“That it’s off of some sex website where nasty old men go and look for sex. They pay Venmo for the services and then they get my address and they come here.”
No one has been arrested.
In the meantime, White keeps her gun close for protection.
“'Yes, I have my Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum loaded 4-inch barrel next to me.
“And I answer the door with it.”
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