Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Chester.....the pig



           His eye is a little crusty, hopefully not because he is sick.  He is really pretty sweet.   They don't bite.  He makes the cutest little sound and love carrots.  can you tell I am falling in love.  I talk to Chester....Zoey grabs something she isn't suppose to and runs around the room in a jealous fit.  It makes for a lively room.

           The police knocked at my door at 5 am.  Greg...do you do that?  At 4:30 am I woke up to the sounds of yelling and that dreaded F word.   Repeatedly screamed out by the type of woman you can only pray your son doesn't bring home.  A hairy man yelled back at her.  Since I had taken a sleeping pill and a pain pill it was pretty loud to wake me up.  I looked outside to see if they were going to be dangerous in my quiet neighborhood.  She jumped in her car to take off and he rammed her with his car.  Threading to fight until the end.  She jumped out of car and started to scream how could he do that....she had small children in the car.   Checking it out I saw it was true.  So I called 911.   I wanted to protect the children.   From the adults who were definitely out of control.  Imagine being small....maybe 5 and hearing this.  It brought me back to my childhood.  Images of my Dad beating my Mom.  I turned on the lights so they knew they were being watched.

    The car took off.  I went back to bed.  4:55 , my son comes home and starts to brush his teeth. 5 Am the police officer shows up.  They have the women and her small children.  The man had been chasing her for 10 hours.  But true love...or fear being what it was she wouldn't press charges.  The officer wanted to arrest the man.  For endangerment.  I thought both of them.  For endangerment.  The poor children.  The scars.  The nightmares that will take years to erase.  But I didn't see that man.  I couldn't tell him what he looked like.  Just an angry voice in the night.  And the children's cries of fear.

10 comments:

nhd106 said...

What a sad story....

Thank you for calling the police.

Nancy

lanurseprn said...

OMG how horrible!! I'm glad you called the cops.
Pam

madcobug said...

Cute piggy. Don't you dislike loud neighbors? Keep your voice and actions down please. Helen

radar446 said...

Oh my, sounds like you had an interesting morning.  Yeah, I've knocked on a few doors in the middle of the night.  I hope the laws there are similar to our laws where if there is evidence of the assault, in this case the busted cars, in conjuction with the allegation of the assault, there is no need for the victim to wish to prosecute.  In that case the officer "shall" make the charge by either a custody arrest or by swearing out a warrant if the suspect is no longer there.  The state will prosecute regardless of whether or not the victim wants to.  I do hope the kids are alright.

Greg

rbrown6172 said...

i like what greg said...should be a law that they are just prosecuted without the victim having to press charges.  those poor children.  i'm glad you intervened.
gina

candlejmr said...

How sad...very, very sad for those poor kids.  Thanks for watching out for THEM...and being THEIR guardian angel in the middle of the night.

((hugs))
Jeanne

coelha said...

Having been a similar situation, I'm sure the woman didn't want to file charges because of fear.  It takes a lot of courage to leave a relationship--especially if it's an abusive one.  The abuser uses fear to his/her advantage.  I pray this woman makes the right choice for her children.  I would have called the police too--good call.  Julie :)

jimsulliv3 said...

Tough guy beating on a woman. I wonder how tough he is with men?

Chester looks like a cool guy, but ya gotta give the the "Z' a little love too.

Jimmy

springangel235 said...

She should have pressed charges...those poor children...
Chester is so cute...I bet he is a joy...hugs and love,
Joyce

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm glad you called the police, those poor kids ~ it'll probably stay with them for the rest of their lives. Throw the man in jail whether the lady wants to prosecute on not, he's not fit to be out on the streets. Chester's gorgeous, no wonder you love him! Jeannette xx