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24th Jun '16 3:06:17 PM WillBGood
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* In the Tess Gerrittsen novel, ''The Surgeon'', as the titular character returns to her office, she notices some minor items are not where she left them, but dismisses it. But when the threats against her begin, she realizes that the criminal has already been stalking her and that the out-of-place things were meant to start rattling her peace of mind.
* In a rare heroic example, [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] and her werewolf commando break in MonsterOfTheWeek's house, find [[spoiler:his]] nesting place (Doraverse vampires sleep during day) and leave... [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly cute illusions]]. Message, though, is very clear - they could kill [[spoiler:him]] anytime and [[spoiler: he]] couldn't do a damn thing about it. Made even clearer when [[{{Shapeshifter}} Szelma]] breaks in as a cat and leave politely composed invitation on the table, behind its owner's back.

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* In the Tess Gerrittsen novel, novel ''The Surgeon'', as the titular character returns to her office, she notices some minor items are not where she left them, but dismisses it. But when the threats against her begin, she realizes that the criminal has already been stalking her and that the out-of-place things were meant to start rattling her peace of mind.
* In a rare heroic example, [[Literature/DoraWilkSeries Dora Wilk]] and her werewolf commando break in into the MonsterOfTheWeek's house, find [[spoiler:his]] their nesting place (Doraverse vampires sleep during day) and leave... [[TastesLikeDiabetes nauseatingly cute illusions]]. Message, though, is very clear - they could kill [[spoiler:him]] them anytime and [[spoiler: he]] they couldn't do a damn thing about it. Made even clearer when [[{{Shapeshifter}} Szelma]] breaks in as a cat and leave a politely composed invitation on the table, behind its owner's back.
24th Jun '16 3:05:15 PM WillBGood
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* In ''The Bishop'', this happens to [[spoiler:Margaret. The killer has been videotaping her. Judging by the distance, he was so close he could've touched her at times.]] Logically, this freaked them out big time.

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* %%* In ''The Bishop'', this happens to [[spoiler:Margaret. The killer has been videotaping her. Judging by the distance, he was so close he could've touched her at times.]] Logically, this freaked them out big time.
24th Jun '16 3:03:50 PM WillBGood
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* In The Bishop, this happens to [[spoiler:Margaret. The killer has been videotaping her. Judging by the distance, he was so close he could've touched her at times.]] Logically, this freaked [[spoiler: her]] out big time.

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* In The Bishop, ''The Bishop'', this happens to [[spoiler:Margaret. The killer has been videotaping her. Judging by the distance, he was so close he could've touched her at times.]] Logically, this freaked [[spoiler: her]] them out big time.
8th Nov '15 8:40:11 PM nombretomado
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* RichardFeynman claims that he did this while working at Los Alamos, though it was more "break-in warning" than "break-in threat", as he tried to draw attention to what he saw as security flaws. As anyone with any experience with bureaucracy can guess, the people there tended to be more angry with Feynmann for pointing out the flaws than they were about the flaws existing in the first place.

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* RichardFeynman UsefulNotes/RichardFeynman claims that he did this while working at Los Alamos, though it was more "break-in warning" than "break-in threat", as he tried to draw attention to what he saw as security flaws. As anyone with any experience with bureaucracy can guess, the people there tended to be more angry with Feynmann for pointing out the flaws than they were about the flaws existing in the first place.
16th Sep '15 9:29:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2, the vampire Angelus sneaks into Buffy's bedroom while she's sleeping and draws a picture of her, which he leaves for her to find in the morning. (Buffy had previously [[VampireInvitation allowed Angel into her home]], and hadn't removed the permission after Angel turned into Angelus. Once she became aware of this, she had Willow perform a spell to uninvite him.)

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* In ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' season 2, the vampire Angelus sneaks into Buffy's bedroom while she's sleeping and draws a picture of her, which he leaves for her to find in the morning. (Buffy had previously [[VampireInvitation [[MustBeInvited allowed Angel into her home]], and hadn't removed the permission after Angel turned into Angelus. Once she became aware of this, she had Willow perform a spell to uninvite him.)
10th Jul '15 9:07:34 PM Odon
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* Something similar happens in ''Series/TheManFromUncle'' episode "The Mad Mad Tea Party Affair". Just before an important conference, a series of non-lethal attacks are launched on UNCLE headquarters by a mysterious infiltrator. [[spoiler:It turns out to be an UNCLE agent acting on DaChief's orders, to make sure no-one is lax.]]
10th Jul '15 9:04:15 PM Odon
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* ''Film/KillerElite''. A RetiredBadass is forced to do OneLastJob. After completing the job, he's retired to his home when he gets an unexpected phone call from his employer saying he still has to kill one more person, and implying that he has hitman's girlfriend. He rushes to her room only to find she's sleeping peacefully. Then he finds a cartridge case tucked into her hair.
4th Jul '15 8:52:14 PM Odon
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* ''The Deep'' (1977) has a version where the victim is in the house (but not her boyfriend, whom the threat is also against) with the BigBad sending his men to do some weird voodoo stuff to Jacqueline Bisset's character in order to scare her.
7th Apr '15 10:19:03 PM jormis29
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* An urban legend [[http://www.snopes.com/autos/theft/carthief.asp as retold by Snopes]]:

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* An urban legend [[http://www.snopes.com/autos/theft/carthief.asp as retold here]] by Snopes]]:''{{WebSite/Snopes}}'':
30th Nov '14 4:05:44 AM Spindriver
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-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."\\
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A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."

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-->[A] woman who had elaborately burglar-proofed her midtown Manhattan apartment... returned home one day to find her furniture rearranged. Nothing was missing, but she happened upon a chilling note which read: "If we want to get you, we will."\\
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A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it.
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** A common variant has someone find out that their elaborately protected car has been turned around in the night with a note that says "When we want it, we'll take it."
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