Creepy stalker

1/25/2007 Update:

Edit: Added a picture that Hoboken resident Diana Pappas was kind enough to send in. Pic of pooch waiting for Vargas outside McDonalds. She takes great pictures!

As I was hurrying uptown for an appointment, I ran into Roxie (my way of spelling it) and who I believe was Vargas (have never met or seen him before) near the St. Mary thrift store. He was picking up some essentials. Is Randolph rather tall, light-skinned with a mustache? Regardless, he was very pleasant and mild mannered. Maybe not that creepy after all!(at least when sober)

While I was playing with the friendly and loving dog, I asked him how he and Roxie cope in the freezing weather. Much to my surprise, he mentioned that when it’s really bitter cold, the Animal Hospital allows him to keep the pooch there overnight, which is nice. I didn’t want to bother asking about his warrants or anything like that. Bad enough it’s going to get bitter cold over the next few days. That’s the last thing you want to think about. Although, jail may be warmer.

Here’s his pup:

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1/18/2007 Update:

Note: click the Play button before reading!

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Vargas and Roxie re-united

pitbullblanket.jpgAn avid Hoboken411 reader contacted me to let all of you know that Vargas is now out of jail, and has his loving dog back!

He was spotted in a vestibule near 6th and Washington Streets. He was tucking Roxie in with what appeared to be a massive brand new blue blanket.

Kind of sucks now that the weather is cold and wet.

1/11/2007:
This was a few days ago, but was wondering if any of our downtown residents are familiar with this nut-job. Doesn’t sound much different than many drunks after a night at a bar (minus the “hurt” part)!

Thanks Jon for the reminder about this story!

From The Jersey Journal:

Held in ‘stalking’ of 3 women

HOBOKEN – A homeless stalker was arrested after following and screaming obscenities at three women Sunday morning, according to police reports.

psycho2.jpgRandolph Vargas, 44, who had been staying at the homeless shelter on Bloomfield Street, was charged with harassment and stalking the women, reports said.

Police went to Hudson Street between Third and Fourth at around 5:30 a.m., after receiving a report that a man was following the women – who live nearby, reports said.

The police reported that a man – wearing black pants and checkered shirt – with a dog, was walking behind them shouting: “I will follow if want to. I will hurt you and I will have sex with you.”

From the victims’ description, police recognized the suspect as Vargas, who is frequently seen in the area with a pit bull terrier and is homeless, sources said.

The women told police they had frequently seen the man looking through the garbage, and that he had watched them come and go from their apartment on numerous occasions.

Vargas was found to have three outstanding warrants from Hoboken and one from Jersey City, reports said.

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Yay4Innovation
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Yay4Innovation

any developments on what happened to Randy’s dog? I’ve seen Randy standing alone at various places on Washington street without Roxy. I feel so bad for the guy.
Some people automatically assume that if you’re homeless you deserve or want to be. As far as his drinking goes, who doesn’t get trashed in Hoboken on the regular? Not having a job, a place to live, a love life, friends, , or people who generally give a damn about you is so depressing it might just drive you to…drink! Living on the first floor of my building, I hear staggering drunks heading to their million (or half a mil) condos nightly. No one is questioning them on their penchant for boozing it up. It’s just considered a staple of their lifestyle without any negative connotations.

If those 3 women really had a valid complaint against Randy and his behavior to the public they would have shown up in court. I have a feeling they reported Randy to the police after being disappointed that the only guy who paid attention to them that night didn’t have a 401K.

hobokensteve
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hobokensteve

If you should look at this site, Please look at the message I sent on Foxie RIP.

potatochip
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thanks steve 🙂

hobokensteve
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hobokensteve

[quote comment=”24219″][quote comment=”24213″][quote comment=”24041″]:)[/quote]

potatochip! You are great.
Best Regards! Hobokensteve[/quote]

thanks steve, i am glad i have at least one fan out there. people read into me too much and those that know me, including lots of fellow posters may i add, are for the most part too afraid to admit that they agree with most of the crap i say. anyways, my real friends who know the real chip know that i am the most generous caring person out there and i would never hurt a soul. thanks for your support. it’s hard being one of the few who really says what they think.[/quote]
Hey potatochip! Most people stating their views, which they are right to do. However, most of them, Do Not Have A clue on who i am as a Hobokenite, born and raised, 68 years young, nor do they have the slighest idea of my background. Once again, Kudos to You! Your New Friend Steve

potatochip
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[quote comment=”24213″][quote comment=”24041″]:)[/quote]

potatochip! You are great.
Best Regards! Hobokensteve[/quote]

thanks steve, i am glad i have at least one fan out there. people read into me too much and those that know me, including lots of fellow posters may i add, are for the most part too afraid to admit that they agree with most of the crap i say. anyways, my real friends who know the real chip know that i am the most generous caring person out there and i would never hurt a soul. thanks for your support. it’s hard being one of the few who really says what they think.

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