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Should I get the police involved?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Longhammer, May 4, 2012.

  1. Longhammer

    Longhammer

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    I had a falling out with an old friend. Now after two years, I have finally spotted this 50 year old adult walking in front of my house on the road at 1am. I didn't confront him because at the time, It didn't click. But now after hearing noises in the yard again tonight, lying in bed, I am certian of who I saw. He parks up the street and creeps around my house. I have had flat tires multiple times. And he has evaided my trail cam so far. I never know when to expect a visit. But I fully expect to have problems with my vehicles in the morning or worse. My wife thinks I imagine all this, but I know it is him. I've seen him drive by really slow a couple times. I didn't help this person move, and I was called out over it. I don't move anyone anymore My back is not right. Words were said. I don't want to crouch in the bushes lying in wait for this person to do his thing. Would getting the police involved do any good? For a middle aged guy on dissability, he's pretty sneakey.
     
  2. M2 Carbine

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    Yes.
    It's a good idea to have a paper trail showing that there's been a history of actions against you, in case it comes to you're having to take some measure of force against him.

    If you did have to shoot him there would already be a police record showing a history of his being aggressive towards you.
     

  3. lunarspeak

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    i wonder how many people on here are going to advise you to shoot him and bury the body in a shallow grave..lol

    call the police...get thepaper work rolling
     
  4. Deschain

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    Your wife might be right, you'll see what you expect to see. Just saying.
     
  5. Hoopinator

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    This is good advice. I ran into something similar a few years back, where the guy that I KNOW robbed my house came back and was lingering around my yard. I had the police report of the robbery (which included his name) and had filed subsequent reports of lingering and trespassing. When it finally came down to it and I had to physically defend myself against the guy, he attempted to sue me for medical bills. (He had significant medical costs after the confrontation)

    It didn't stick due to my repeated reports.

    People are nuts, and while they may feel completely justified in their actions, it's always best to have the law on your side...
     
  6. svtpwnz

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    I don't know any 50 year olds going all ninja in the middle of the night getting payback for something this silly. All the 50+ crowd I know is in bed by 11pm. Lay off the bong for a few days guy! I tinks you got ahold of some bad pufpuf.
     
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  7. mgs

    mgs Always Carrying Millennium Member

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    110% true.....get some reports filed!
     
  8. Hoopinator

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    Dude, you don't know if this dude is nuts....It really doesn't matter what actually happened, it's what the perp perceives. It doesn't have to make sense. It's best not to take any chances.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    You don't have to get paranoid but you should take all threats against you and yours seriously.

    Some years ago a guy threatened to kill my Wife. The Sheriff told her don't worry about it the guy is all mouth.

    I went after the man but before I could track him down he killed his neighbor, in cold blood, in front of the man's wife.
     
  10. Eurodriver

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    I mean this with all sincerity. You have had an emotionally charged life!
     
  11. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    Call the Police, non emergency number.

    If the friendship cannot be salvaged, get a restraining order against him.
     
  12. ysr_racer

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    Document, document, document
     
  13. okie

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    This:thumbsup:
     
  14. 220-9er

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    If this is an old friend, is there something else you aren't saying here?
     
  15. Hummer

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    Put up a second trail cam, one of the new black light units that doesn't illuminate a red light when the motion sensor is activated.

    Motion detector lights around the house are good. A prowler who gets lit up will avoid stepping into the zone again.
     
  16. Chuck TX

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    You didn't help him move and consequently his Bravia got damaged, right?
     
  17. GTS197

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    Yes, definitely.
     
  18. Wyoming

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    If your wife thinks you are imaging it get a game camera (IR type that does use a flash) and set it up.

    Pictures are each worth a 1000 words.
     
  19. tsmo1066

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    Call the police, and when you do so be sure to demand that they write up a report (they don't always do so on non-emergency calls).

    Then be sure to get a copy of that report for your own records.
     
  20. beatcop

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    The PD will likely not want to pursue something that has minimal solvability. However, report it anyway and have it documented in some manner. If they decline a full written report, just make sure that the details are in the "CAD"...I can add names to the computer record of my presence, as well as a short narrative without generating paper.

    Double up on the trail cams...time to be more sneaky with their placement and buy a driveway alarm. I used the radio shack version. You can have 4 sensors that triggger a chime if someone passes them.