he guy got jail time. Again, should we be worried about revenge when he gets out? Are we watching too many movies?
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question. The guy got jail time. Again, should we be worried about revenge when he gets out? Are we watching too many movies?
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Ok, in summary: neighbor broke into our house, stole a bunch of shit, was extremely stupid and tried to sell it at the pawn shop a few blocks away, got caught and got 120 days jail time. I'm in California.
So this guy's obviously not very smart, he knows where we live, possibly patterns of our schedules, etc. Should we be worried he'll try to plot some kind of revenge?
lease ends on June 1st and I think he gets out on April 1st. I haven't talked to our landlady about trying to move out by then but she's pretty stubborn and I don't think she'll let us. If she doesn't do we have some sort of right since (to us) we believe we actually might be in danger?
I mean we joke about it nervously but we know he's violent (my roommate's heard him beating his girlfriend on more than one occasion). We know he has a warrant out for his arrest in Texas and he's been to jail before (not sure where, in California or Texas) so it's not totally a stretch to think he could possibly hurt one of us and hop borders, parole be damned. He's never had a job and he was living with his father who is also unemployed so it doesn't seem like they have anything to lose.
Does this seem reasonable? Do people actually go out and get revenge on people who put them in jail? I feel like I'm being a little paranoid but the thought of something happening to my boyfriend, my roommate or myself really scares me.
Also, is there anything I can do to find out exactly when he gets out of jail? I spoke with a cop over the phone who asked me if I wanted to make a statement because the guy's trial was going to be later that day. He told me 120 day sentence is probably what will happen but I don't know for sure if that was decided.
I'll be monitoring to answer questions.