I took the ingress route home yesterday. After having a kebab in Camden that's well-known for its diversity, cheap goods and drugs I headed north to take some blue 8s out. On the way north I passed several people smoking stuff that's classified at least C, the questionable cyclists that make you grab your phone a bit stronger and a guy screeching at the top of his voice at someone followed me for a while. I started thinking that maybe it wasn't the smartest of decisions for the night to take those 8s but hey, I've done it before and I can deal with this situation.
Not long after this I started noticing that my resonators were replaced by blue ones 2-3 portals behind me but the purpose was to take 8s down not to get into local battles over lvl1s. I'm talking about a distance of 40-100 metres. I didn't pay attention to the attacker 'cause it wasn't important. After about the 3rd portal I got a ping and had a look. This (I assume) guy told me I looked nice. I looked around, saw nobody obviously playing ingress. Oh, great, a stalker! For what makes a girl feel safe, alone at night in a junkie neighbourhood than someone messaging her with this stuff. So I told him he was a creep. I didn't actually followed much of what was going on next for the attack notifications kinda pushed it out of view. What I did catch next was something I consider a threat.
He told me next time I'm in the neighbourhood I should message him so he could come and jump at me in a dark alley as I looked fine.
You can see the rest of the conversation in the screenshot that was given to me. In fact it's just one of few because soon messages of concern started pouring in from team mates and friends asking me if I was ok, offering help and telling me they reported the guy already.
What was a common theme of these supporting messages was that they didn't understand how this guy's team mates can actually defend his behaviour. To Endeaias: you're right, confronting a player who does not wish to engage with you can be considered against ToS. WushengShan by messaging me in the first palce confronted me. I didn't demand him to come and introduce himself. I offered him a chance to do so since he felt so inclined to do it in comms. A threat is exactly that, a threat. He doesn't have to make it real to be one. Threatening people is against ToS.
And as SkewYou suggested, I'll be seeking police advice. I think it's safe to assume that even if I could have called the police there and then, WushengShan would have scattered acting the coward he actually was.
Trolling, bullying, threats. Great things to be proud of blues...