Has anyone had problems with people opening up garbage and looking for personal information? I have an apartment in a 20-story building, and there is a guy who, every day, walks up and down the steps going through each and every trash bin. I’ve only actually caught him with his hand in the trash once, but I see him taking the stairs and moving very quietly every day.
I realize I should have confronted him before, but I figured the paper shredder we bought would be enough to take care of this. Now I’m in the States and the wife is in the apartment and she catches him hiding in the stairwell (after hearing him) and asks him what he’s doing. He angrily replied that he was getting exercise instead of taking the elevator. Then just tonight I get a phone call at (my) 5am from my wife saying that she heard someone sifting through the trash near the elevator, and that she quickly opened the apartment door and she heard footsteps fleeing down the stairs.
I told her to phone down to the doorman, which she did. Not surprisingly, he couldn’t give a rat’s ass. Any advice? Any idea what he’s looking for? When I come home in May, I’m thinking a very sudden, violent confrontation with him will be enough to scare him into stopping this. Any other ideas?