|ATTENTION all cops or crimial justice majors
||[Jun. 10th, 2006|10:42 am]
The Question Club
OK, I'll keep this short. Or try to at least...
I was driving home yesterday and I was finishing my veggie burger from Burger King. I threw the trash out my window (stupid- yes I know... don’t worry I pay for it in a second ten fold) and proceed to drive the next block to get to my house. I pull up and park and all of a sudden I have this guy banging on my window like a mad man telling me he will call the cops if I don’t go pick up the trash.
I was startled, so I said ok I will, your right- profusely. But seeing as how he wasn’t listening to me and just still screaming, I tell him that he needs to apologize to me for being so rude. He didn’t like that very much- he opens my car door and tries to pull me out- I react and try to get away. Then he gets in my face ... shoulders rolled back looking down on me, like a man in a bar trying to start a fight... and then says fine i'm calling the cops on you.
Now it needs to be said that he didn’t leave marks on me... but he followed me to my house, tried to pull me out of my car, kept getting in my face to intidimate me, and putting his hands out in front of me touching my chest pushing me around and egging me on. But all I did was start freaking out, scared.. the man was psycho- he followed me home. SO I start crying...
I called the cops, cause I was scared- but the cops wont (couldn’t) do anything for me. And actually tried to talk me out of filing charges. They tried to tell me that if they file a report they willahve to file the report one me littering... and I told them I dont care- its not the point. 80% of assualts on women go unfiled because of fear, lack of support, and the woman feeling like it was her fault. I cant be quiet- this guy was wrong. Even if nothing comes of it... I need to do it for myself.
SOOOO my question is- what can I file charges on him for? I realize that this is a minor thing.... BUT coming from past experience with abuse.... you shouldn’t stay quiet. Someone knocks you down... stand up for yourself....
What... if anything can I file against him.
P.s. - I picked up the trash. Lesson learned.