Maybe I posted this here, maybe it was on Facecrack.
So I am walking on the street, and suddenly I realize that I am being stalked by some dude who then confronts me.
Do I have the right to protect / defend myself? Do I have the right to stand my ground?
Even if I'm wearing a hoodie?
Well, the nature of what is threatening you is very unclear in the details you provide, but you do have the right to protect yourself, or to 'stand your ground' (IE:defend your life, in this use) wearing whatever apparel you choose.
I would not advise going between houses, off the 'beaten track', nor coming back to ask if your 'stalker' "Has a problem with you", much less engaging in any conversation. Nor would I advise assaulting your 'stalker', he may be armed.
If the 'stalker' alarms you, or makes you feel threatened, my advice would be to call the authorities at the first sign of your 'stalker'. Should you be engaged in a cell call with your girlfriend, perhaps hang up and call police (911). You may find they already have been contacted by your 'stalker' and you may defuse a possibly tragic mis-identification situation with your information.
(Should the 'stalker' be of little concern to you, or you feel you can take the law into your own hands, dont bother calling.)
Let us suppose you DID call 911, and cleared up the Mis-ID. Leaving, you exchange a few dirty looks with the a**hole who wouldnt leave you alone, and you go back to where you are visiting.
Later, you may find that neighborhood you are visiting has had problems in the past, and by coincidence your activities mimic the activities of those who are suspected to be the cause of said problems. You may shake your head at the sadness of some overzealous hispanic neighborhood watch guy thinking you are a perp, but you will have the time to reflect.
But that makes for such boring reading... common sense often does.
Maybe, if you feel you are physically superior, turn the tables on your stalker!! Confront him! Ask him what his *&^% problem is. If he/she is unclear, make sure you let them know YOU are now their problem, and put a beating on them MMA style. Leave their A** beaten on the sidewalk, in the rain. Teach them NOT to mess with people that look like you.
What could go wrong?