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Was this incident reported to the police at all?
Have you and/or he filed a police report? How long ago did this happen?
It started with him taking my dogs and telling me that they were his and he was never going to give them back
I did call the police about the dogs
I then foolishly went to his house to get my dogs and he was calling me names and again saying the dogs were his etc. I tossed a rock, not intending to even hit him. He saiys it did and he says a neighbor saw it all
it happened Sept 19
So, I paid for two questions to be asked of me?
Ok, thank you. I will wait for an email.
I am here and I do not get credit until you accept an answer. I have not, yet, provided that.
We are still in information requested mode.
He claims to have a witness. Of course, that is not good. However, he is blackmailing you and that is a crime. I suggest you are going to have to go to the District Attorney and explain what happened. Explain that you want to have him charged with the blackmail. You cannot worry, at this time, about him saying you assaulted him. You don't even know if he has a witness. The DA may want you to wear a wire or tap your phone to get him on the record making the blackmail demand.
The thing is, the "assault" charge is so bogus that even if he filed a report, the DA would more than likely toss it out.
ok, I feel like it is too. He is very intimidating and verbally abusive
So, I suggest that you can begin with the DA. The DA will be able to investigate the blackmail. They may even have you file a criminal charge against him for throwing stones at you.
he is also telling me that he has retained an attorney which I do not actually believe
He does not need an attorney if he files charges. The DA prosecutes these matters.
I feel like he is intimidating me...he went from saying I owed him 26000 to 7000
he said this attorney came up with the 7000
So I suggest you go to the DA and tell them you are being blackmailed
He sounds like a terrible bully.
ok, so I go to the court to see the DA?
The DA's office is usually in the same building or close by, yes.
Tell the clerk of the court you are looking for the District Attorney's office.
You cannot live with him bullying and blackmailing you
do I call and make an appt? and how long does that normally take? Should I speak to the police officer that I spoke to about the dogs?
I did change my locks
You can tell the police. But I suggest you go directly to the DA. THis is something they should be investigating with an in house investigator.
It's black mail.
You can call and request to speak to a victim/witness coordinator.
yes it is. I am a teacher and he is threatening to have this in the newspaper etc
Do not go into detail on the phone
just tell them that you are the victim of a crime.
I see. Not good for you and he knows it. Nothing he is doing is legal
I am just afraid of what he is capable of. I appreciate your opinion and help
Tell them you are the victim of a crime and you need to sit and see someone immediately
You're welcome. Try not to be afraid of him.
unfortunately it is the weekend:(
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Yes. First thing Monday morning
I suggest you not talk to him at all anymore.
Do not take his phone calls, etc
I will not
Good. Once you get with the DA, you will feel much better.
he does have some things still in my shed
You throwing a stone at him, is minimal compared to his blackmail
how can I return them to him?
If he comes on your property, I suggest you call the police and tell them you have an intruder or trespasser and you are afraid
I do not want him saying I stole them
I would not worry about returning his items at this time. Just let them alone
ok, that is why I called the 19th...so they have a record of that in case more were to happen
Let them stay where they are
He will surely get his personal belongings at some point. But not before he is charged with blackmail
No legal repercussions will come my way if i deny him the "right" to come get his things this weekend?
I have not spoken to him ...I am preparing for what to do if he contacts me to get his things
No. You can allow him to get the things or not. I suggest you might want to avoid any contact
I am not clear of your answer
so I should ignore calls etc from him and I will not be told that I prohibited him from getting his things?
I am sorry, I feel legal issues get twisted
I do not have experience with this and I am nervous
What I suggested is you try to have no contact with him. You want to got the DA on Monday. In the meantime, if he comes to your property, you can either allow him to get his things from the shed or not. You will not get in trouble if you don't. At some point he will get a police escort under court order to get his things.
That is what I suggested to you