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Police are searching for a man who's been repeatedly ringing people's doorbell for no apparent reason other than a quick laugh.
Officers have now shared CCTV images of the unidentified bloke on one of his visits to a home on London Road, Stroud, Gloucester.
The odd chap has been ringing the bell between 2am and 4am at least three times a month and some nights he comes back more than once - often on a Thursday.
PCSO Wood said: "This is causing a lot of alarm and distress to the victim.
"If you recognise this person please contact us on 101 and reference incident number 0484 - 13/01/2022."
The pesky knocker has left one woman too frightened to even sleep.
A community alert reads: "The resident is too frightened to answer the door and too frightened to sleep and hopes that they will just go away.
"We are seeking information from residents who might see anyone which is out of the ordinary and acting suspicious, a description, direction of travel and if they are using a car."
Still, a phantom knocker is only half as bad as a phantom farter? No?
In January someone in Leicestershire caught a man letting one rip in front of the house's Ring doorbell camera.
A video showed the man staring into the camera with a straight face, before letting himself go, grinning, nodding, and walking off.
The resident said: "This man keeps going to my Ring doorbell and farting and it's really unpleasant. Please own up."
Most of his community found the entire situation too much to handle, and he received a bigger round of laughter than applause for standing up to the fiend.
One person said: "Funniest thing on Spotted [Wigston] for ages. We need more farting Ring videos."
Another said: "It's like the phantom raspberry blower from The Two Ronnies lol."
Ring doorbells are made by Amazon and since their introduction have filmed plenty of weird and wonderful events taking place on people's doorsteps.
Over in the US a Ring doorbell even captured the moment a rogue dog started attacking a woman and her pooch.
An Amazon delivery driver saved the day by rushing in and putting her body on the line to save the woman.
Featured Image Credit: Credit: Stroud Police/SWNS
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