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'Creepy' notes left for dog walker in Campbell River

RCMP in Campbell River have issued a warning after a series of disturbing notes addressed to a local dog walker were posted along the Beaver Lodge Trails.

The notes — which describe someone hiding in the bushes and observing a woman — were discovered Jan. 7 after a concerned citizen brought one to the Mounties.

"The note appeared to be intended for a specific female who walks in the trails with several dogs," said Const. Don McIntosh. "While there were no threats of harm, it would appear the author may have been secretly watching this individual for a period of time."

A photo of one of the notes was circulating online Thursday.

"Everytime I see you coming, I want to approach you and introduce myself. Instead, I find myself overcome by shyness and jumping off the trail, and watching you from afar," the note read.

A later passage acknowledges some people may find the notes "creepy."

The Mounties have identified and spoke with the woman involved, but are still looking for whoever authored the messages.

Anyone with information about the notes is asked to call the Campbell River RCMP at 250-286-6221.

"Campbell River RCMP would like to take this opportunity to remind members of our community to always be vigilant with regards to your personal safety. When walking in trails and other areas, walk with friends whenever possible and stick to well-travelled areas," McIntosh said.

The full text of the note can be seen below:

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