I'm pretty fragile & scattered right now. I was assaulted yesterday afternoon ~ by a fellow resident here. He's "not right", to say the least....but I had no idea he was dangerous until this happened. Forrester and I were walking toward the mail area which is outside the club house & office. He came out of the club house area & was walking toward us. Of course, Forrester hates most men so he started barking. I keep him on the side of me nearest the wall so he's not in the walkway when we are near other residents. This guy comes over, stretches his arms open wide and then sorta curves them, leans down and makes these horrendous noises & yelling at Forrester. I told him to stop and, with my left arm/hand pushed back against him. He then hit me on the left side ~ arm area. I said, "Do not touch me again. Leave us alone!" He then did that thing with his arms and the noises again at Forrester. I told him to stop it and tried to move forward. He then stood up & started walking away. Said for me to keep that damn dog away 'cause he always barked at him. I went into the office and then collapsed almost. They called 911 and Randy, the security officer here. Randy is with the Ft. Worth Police Dept....lives here & acts as security. The Mgr came over from the other bldg. Long story shorter, police officer took the report....as did the Mgr here...and then got all the info re: the guy. Officer said a detective would call me and charges would be filed & the guy would be jailed. The Mgr was also getting papers ready for eviction and asked Randy if he could come back to accompany the Constable that had arrived to serve the papers re: eviction. Found out a few more things about the guy and do not feel comfortable at all.
My daughter insists that I come over there for the weekend as did my son. I won't be staying here, that's for sure! I have a lot to process and determine what I will do next. The thought of another move sends me to another place ~ :-) (Mel, I shouldn't even mention that, right?) I did sleep last night, with the assistance of Tylenol PM, both doors blocked & a light on in the entry. Just need to get quiet and listen for guidance. The phones have been ringing off the wall and I'm exhausted. Just want this guy off the property and away from me & Forrester.
Not sure if this makes a lot of sense ~ :-) I won't be online much for a few days. Thanks in advance for your good thoughts, etc.
1 week ago