Threatened

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Old_Crow, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    A local woman who has a reputation for being "out there" said her husband was going to shoot me. I was shooting a Mosin Nagant on a power line. There is a huge pile of dirt there I was using for a backstop.

    When I was walking back home the woman flew up in her car and bluntly told me you almost died. My husband was going to shoot you. I calmly explained I had permission to shoot there and there was a safe backstop. She got very angry and came up with more threats. We aren't sure she has a husband.

    She called 911. In her call she told the operator I threatened her. But she didn't leave her name or address. I called the sheriffs department myself and explained myself. The deputy asked did I feel threatened. I said," no but I don't want things to get out of hand, please send a deputy out." A few minutes later a deputy shows up. I explain myself. He wants to talk to the landowner where I was actually shooting, so I hop in the car with him and off we go.

    We get there the deputy verifies that I had permission to shoot my rifle. Then he asks the landowner has this woman been a threat to the community. He said "no, but he knew I had problems with the woman in the past." The deputy and the landowner go to church together. At this point the deputy advises me I have the right to press charges on the woman.

    I haven't pressed charges on the woman. She tried to run my dog down in the past. I have had another verbal squabble with her. I really hate to get law enforcement involved or mess up someones life. I have never pressed charges on anyone, even when I got my ear bit off in a brawl.

    This is so close to home and getting so old I deeply considering going to the magistrate's office and seeing what legal actions I can pursue. Would you all press charges on this woman?
     
  2. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    Tough one...and only you know the intensity...sometimes it's instinct rather than intellect.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    given the womans actions and history, personally i would file charges. simply because she seems from your story to be mentally unbalanced and needs help before she either hurts someone or herself. might be the only way she gets the help she needs. if you press charges and she is arrested, and LE thinks she may be mentally unbalanced they will detain her for psych evaluation. if she isn't mentally unbalanced then she needs to be locked up for trying to make up stories and causing problems.
     
  4. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Unless you can work out a beer summit with her, I would probably press charges and let the chips fall where they may...
     
  5. Old_Crow

    Old_Crow New Member

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    I am going to the magistrate's office when they open at 8am. If I am up this early in the AM worried about this situation I need to do something. There will be no beer summit. When we have had problems in the past. She would not speak with me when prompted by a neighbor. Moreover, if I don't do something she might attempt to bait me into doing or saying something she can use legally.
     
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  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    some advice. if she makes any contact with you after visiting the magistrate's office document it and report it. make sure there is a trail and continued reports of her behaviour will add more credence to your side of the story. hope it all works out for you and good luck.
     
  7. downsouth

    downsouth New Member

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    I agree with axxe, you need to get this documented. If and when she totally comes unglued on you it may be that it will just be the two of you there. With documentation filed with the county, a clear and court worthy history of her behavior will aid you if it is your word against hers. Good luck.
     
  8. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Communicating threats IS a crime and may be grounds to have a protective order issued against her...

    I know the order isn't going to keep her away but it WILL get her some shiny new wrist jewelry and free room and board for a night should she continue on in mega-bitch fashion...

    Maybe after she's cuffed and stuffed once or twice, she'll decide busting your chops isn't so much fun after all...
     
  9. JD1969

    JD1969 New Member

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    Yes, press charges for all the reasons stated above. A woman that is that screwy can really make life a PITA for you. Get the upper hand now while you can.
     
  10. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    You want it on record, documented the things she's done.
    What if she drive up and started shooting and you had to put her down...
    You'd wish then, that the court had documents of her antics.
    Besides, in America can't you just have people committed to mental homes now a days?
     
  11. c3shooter

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    Take the high road (as the man said- better field of fire)- Which you have ALREADy done. Sometimes the first person to talk with the authorities is the one listened to. This one may need a protective/ restraining order. If she is just being a pain, it will be a wakeup call. If she IS demented (in the true sense of the term) it gives the LEOs legal authority to deal with her if threatening behavior continues.

    A possible course of action- simply talk with the magistrate, ask what courses of action are open, and if he could suggest one. He may or may not. But would not hurt to ask.
     
  12. Eturnsdale

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    I've got to agree with the others. You want official documentation. It could be the difference between bracelets for you, or bracelets for her.
     
  13. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Don't try to be a legal expert . These things can get very expensive with counter charges and lawyers. I would follow C3s advise.:)
     
  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Use to be so but not anymore. The 'patient' is evaluated by a psychologist before anyone is put into a mental health facility.

    But........in this case I would definitely follow through legally. I would be afraid this woman would shoot me!!
     
  15. Tackleberry1

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    I would definitely press charges even if only to create a record of the relationship.

    You've got a Cookoo dialed into your presence and activities. No telling what a Cookoo will ultimately do so I'd get it documented...just in case.

    Tack
     
  16. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    definately. for the sole reason that when something in the future DOES happen there is a court history and a record of her being a danger to others. these are the type of people that will at some point snap and start stabbing or spree shooting and then the rest of us ask "why didnt someone do something??"
     
  17. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    not without a court convicted history of lunatic behavior. its why someone like joe biden has never ended up in the nut hatch. the police and courts cant do anything without a paper trail and chain of proven behaviour that is dangerous.

    if everyone just ignores it and lets the lunatic run around like that nothing can legally be done.
     
  18. Mosin

    Mosin Well-Known Member

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    To clarify, I was making a sarcastic comment in regards to that case we were discussing, where the vet making 9/11 was an inside job comments on Facebook was forcibly sent to a mental hospital.
     
  19. gunnut07

    gunnut07 New Member

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    You are not doing anything to her. She is threatening you and you are taking a proper course of action to protect yourself and others.

    Her actions are not that of someone who needs to be lose on the town.
     
  20. Sonic82

    Sonic82 New Member

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    .....to the contrary, VP of these United States, go figure :confused: