May 04, 2007

Stalker Update

The cops have been called after he called my home 14 times yesterday.

They say there is nothing they can do as he hasn't "threatened" me or my family in anyway.

They said they would go "talk with him and tell him to stop calling". But as I said, he has a major issue - from his messages - with the police and injustice, so I know that will simply set him off. I prefer to have his anger over injustice pointed at the police and not squarely at me.

So, Mr. Shiney remains at my side. The authorities don't see it as an issue, except that it is harassment and I could file a private complaint against him and take him to small claims court, what is the point?

So, we ride it out. Hopefully he doesn't get angry with me and get even more stalky.

We shall see. Par for the course I guess. Nothing in my life has been easy these last few weeks, so I am just going to say it is THE BIG GUY's way of saying - "hang in there, you have a good thing coming your way in a couple weeks" . . . Should I buy a gavel yet?

Posted by Oddybobo at May 4, 2007 04:45 PM | TrackBack

Do you know this fool's name, so as to do some checking into his background? [Yep, I know have his phone number ;>] It may be easier to 'round the back door to get him off your back, if you know what I mean... Family, friends, shrink, parole officer?

You can block his phone number AND file a report with your phone company. They don't look kindly upon harassment.

I'm SO glad you've got Mr. Shiny and his relatives there with you... ;)

Posted by: pam at May 4, 2007 07:24 PM

Restraining order?
I know it's just a piece of paper, but it gives you just cause for calling the police if he comes to your house or within umpteen feet of anywhere you or your family are with or without a stated threat, right?

Can you change your phone number?
Or, with the campaign, you're not allowed to be private anymore? (I know a lot of stuff has to be made public.)

And what Richmond said.
I hear she needs help packing and moving anyway. ;-)

Posted by: roses at May 4, 2007 08:56 PM

I forgot about calling the phone company. They blocked someone's number that was harrassing me. Made my life easier.

Posted by: vw bug at May 5, 2007 06:16 AM

Blocking the phone number is a good idea. I've used it and it really filters out a lot of the nuisance. Keep contacting the cops and all legal avenues. The advice from others about Mr. Shiny and nice Mr. Doggie is good too.

Posted by: Cappy at May 6, 2007 03:32 PM

I say buy that gavel! If nothing else, you can whack the stalker SOB with it... After you shoot him, of course. ;-)

Hang in there!

Posted by: Richmond at May 7, 2007 09:42 AM

Holy crap! What the hell is going on?

Posted by: c.a. Marks at May 7, 2007 10:09 AM

Man, I haven't stopped by since Thursday, and look what I missed. Holy crap! I still think you should look into a restraining order. And are you sure he didn't threaten you? Sometimes threats can be worded so that they may not seem like a threat, but they really are.

What ever you do, just make sure there is a solid object or a firearm between you and stalker-boy... or a cop. I still think you should try for the restraining order.

Also have you just simply asked him to stop?

Posted by: Contagion at May 7, 2007 06:45 PM

Holy shit.

Posted by: Bou at May 7, 2007 09:06 PM

Sorry to hear it -- welcome to today's political world. :(

Here's another idea, in addition to other many good ideas suggested -- next time you go take target practice, bring the target home with you -- and hang it on your front door...

Posted by: Ogre at May 8, 2007 01:04 PM

Hmmm... my default reaction would be to try and convice the guy he should protest world injustice by setting himself on fire in public, but I'm an evil asshole...

Just keep Mr. Shiney handy and loaded...

Posted by: Graumagus at May 9, 2007 12:53 PM

Wishing you lots of luck in eradicating this raving doooshbag out of your life. Hopefully you won't have to resort to using Mr. Shiney, but it's good to know you got him (and his smaller cousin) close at hand.

Take no prisoners, woman.

Posted by: Erica at May 11, 2007 08:20 AM