OK guys, normally I don't air out personal things but I'm really not sure how to handle this one.
So my girlfriend lives alone in a normal residential neighborhood, and her house shares a driveway with the neighboring family. They're very nice people - regular working class folks - but they have this child who is probably between 7 to 10 years old who is just... well, fucking creepy.
He's never done anything, mind you, but it's just the demeanor, the look in the eye - you know how your stomach gets when you meet someone that is a bit off kilter? You get that with him. But he's never done anything aside from stare strangely at you when you pass him or whatever.
A couple months ago, however, she was pulling out the driveway with her brother in the car and they both swear up and down that he was doing the "cut your throat" motion to them. It was quiet again, and then we fast forward to today, when she's at my house and then gets a text from her upstairs tenant that there were chalk drawings of decapitated stick figures scrawled all over the driveway, and one special one written on her stoop - done so that it can be read from the door - that says, "You will die."
Now, kid's kind of an outcast, you can tell he's socially awkward, etc. etc. and part of me has felt bad for him in the past - he's probably just crying out for attention. But his demeanor and the look in his eye are genuinely horror-movie creepy, and I've dealt with lots and lots of scumbags. I don't get wary around people.
Is this a child crying out for attention? Or is this actually the launching pad for someone who has some pretty severe psychological issues that could lead to real problems in the future? Writing "You will die" on someone's stoop UPSIDE DOWN so that it can be read from the door... that's seeming pretty serious to me.
What do I do with this one?
Thanks for any input guys. I know there is someone on this site that stayed awake during their psychology class...