What’s up party people. This is the second time I’ve posted and I’m just hoping for some support or guidance.
This past Monday, I was harassed and threatened by my daughters stepdad. I was at my local Home Depot (not a fan of their anymore) when this happened.
I saw the stepdad when I walked in. I don’t particularly care for this person, but we made eye contact and I gave him a slight nod to acknowledge him. Shortly after that he shouted and asked if it was me. Upon this he began to loudly throw insults at me. For the record “Pussy” and “MotherF’er”, were the only verbal punches here had.
So I kept my cool and walked on to do my shopping. Minutes later he comes from behind me continuing with the insults and up’s it saying after my daughter turns 18 he was coming after me. He continues to tell me he was going to beat me, hurt me, F me up, etc. The entire time I am staying 3C (cool, calm, collected) and not engaging with with. I make attempts to move out of the situation – not knowing how it could or would escalate. Each time he positioned himself keeping me blocked in.
After a few minutes I was able to move on and finish my tasks. As I was checking out, he continued to shout at me.
No one in the store did anything.
I called my local sheriff and made a report. They referred me to the local court as “nothing criminal has happened “.
The court gave me the run around on getting a protective order- to include my daughter. It was denied and then re routed to superior court because of the parenting plan in place with my daughters mother.
So now I’ve spent PTO dealing with courts and trying to ensure safety for my family, and I’m not getting any help. I’m just frustrated and mad.
Oh and Home Depot will not give me surveillance footage, because I’m not a cop and there is not a police report. Thanks for the veteran support HD.
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