Friday, November 5, 2010

~ I was assaulted! ~

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 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. oh my goodness! that is terrible! i'm so glad that nothing else happened, nothing worse. my thoughts and prayers are with you!!

  2. Pat oh my goodness! I'm so sorry that this happened to you. How terrible! I'm glad you are both okay. I'm praying for all to be well for you soon.

    Take Care, ~Melissa

  3. Pat, this is awful. I feel so bad for you. I'll be thinking of you and hoping that you take your kids offers up to stay with them until this mans anger gets under control.


  4. *huge hugs*

    Pat, I am so very sorry, girl! That is terrible. I am praying for your peace and for resolution to this issue. I'm glad you are okay and that you have your children to be with.

  5. Oh Pat, please go and stay with your children. I am so sorry that this has happened to you. We lived at an apartment for almost 3 months and we had good luck until the last month. A guy moved in below us and he was drunk and on meth. We had to complain and I was scared like you.

    I will be praying for you this weekend and you just take your time and decide what you need to do. Take care.

  6. I am so sorry about what happened. I hope the police find him and lock him up.

  7. OMG! I am so sorry that happened to you.
    I agree you should stay with your kids for the weekend but you should not have to move and should feel safe in your own home.
    Peace...Naila Moon

  8. I am so sorry to hear this. Thank goodness you and Forrester are okay but you certainly do keep your doors locked.
    I am so glad they are evicting him.
    Close to the same thing just happened to my daughter in Austin but they did nothing to the other resisdent even though she has other complaints about her.
    Take care honey

  9. Am so sorry this happened. I do hope the man is caught and put away. Love and light your way

  10. That is awful! There are many crazy ones around...let the law take care of him and don't stay alone and if he can get to you..I'd move in a minute!

  11. How awful and scary! You should not be there by yourself for awhile. That's a lot to process and I hope you are okay. Hugs.

  12. I'm so sorry to hear of your assault. It's a scary thing. As a former law enforcement officer, I dealt with these types of things far too often, and am familiar with the after effects the victims endure. One feels terribly violated and a sense of security is often taken from one. I wish you healing in your heart and mind as well as body. I hope Forrester is doing all right.

  13. Oh I am so sorry...try to get some rest....

  14. Oh my goodness, I was scared reading this for you. I am so sorry you had to go through this. I Will be thinking of you.


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