I met Lekisha last year in February at her job. She was from
I met Lekisha last year in February at her job. She was from the Virgin Islands, raising Dennis, her 6 yr old son by herself. She had no family here in Louisiana, and was working a full time job,keeping a roof over their heads, and going to school part time. Dennis's dad had only seen him 3 times since he was 10mths. Lekisha liked me in the beginning of our relationship. I liked her as well, but was trying to find some good qualities in her that resembled a good wife. After 2mths I met Dennis. The next few months we spent a lot of time on the phone, and weekends together. We went to festivals,fairs, parks,and occasionally ate at alot of restaurants. She,Dennis and I even planned and went on a trip to San Antonio. However after 7mths,she told me she would rather us be friends,to which I agreed. We never stopped talking to each other though, and went to a few more place on the weekends. I took them crabbing ,because they had never been before. She,and Dennis enjoyed it .Lekisha worked at Winn Dixie, and normally paid for a babysitter $50 to keep Dennis on weekdays, and weekends. She had been doing that for years, sometimes going out of town to let a couple watch him while she worked. Lekisha really didn't have much help, especially from Dennis's dad financially. I mean she complained about money all the time to me,but never put him on child support. When they were in a relationship he choked her till she blacked out but she never called police she just changed locks on the doors.I would be off most weekends, and was mostly free, since i was single with no kids and I had freetime. I still stood by her side, and offered to keep him to help her. So from May 31, 2015 to February 14, 2016, Lekisha dropped Dennis off to my apartment which was right around the corner from her job. This saved her time,gas and money in the long run and she knew it.Keeping Dennis For LekishaWe never stopped talking to each other though, and I never stopped being a friend to her either. She continued to drop Dennis off by my apartment, mostly on Saturdays, but some weekdays too, and I kept him all day, while she worked. While Dennis was with me she would always say, her son needs a man figure in his life, since his own dad hardly ever called him or even saw him. I got attached to Dennis, and treated him like a son I never had. For about 10 months I spent quality time with Dennis, while he was with me.Each Saturday he was with me we did something for instance : I helped Dennis with his homework, reading and writing, disciplined him, took him to church, took him to few karate classes, cooked meals for him(he was a picky eater), took him to parks to where we rode our bikes,we threw football, and frisbee together, went crabbing, went to his honoring ceremony at his school, took him to Celebration station, had him working on a car with me, took him to parades, gave him money for good behavior at school,ect,ect. There were many times Dennis had been in TOR at school,and a parent needed to be there, Lekisha would call me, and I would go on her behalf. The school staff and the kids in his class saw me there a lot and thought I was his dad. At one time they suspended Dennis at school for 2 days, it just so happened I was off from work and kept him because Lekisha had to work. Treating him well, and spending time with him must have had an impact on him . One day he asked his mother If could be his dad. It touched my heart because I didn't have a child, but he didn't have a father either.Lekisha Started Acting Strange With MeDuring this whole time Lekisha mostly called me 98% of the time. Phone records will show that Lekisha and I talked constantly almost every day and every week. She created this pattern, mostly calling me right before school, and after work for 10 months. We'd be on the phone for hours every week. However all of a sudden I stopped hearing from her. 2 weekends went by, without hearing from her. Our conversation went from 98% to .01% She started acting distant with me, and I didn't know why. The last time I had a decent conversation with her was March 3. In between the two week's, I tried calling her and she never returned my calls back. When i texted her, to see if everything was ok, she'd respond with a very short, impersonal(dry)text. Normally Lekisha was someone who had a lot to say. Either venting out about her job, Dennis misbehaving, or just conversation in general. But now had nothing to say or do with me unlike the last few months. I felt like she was avoiding me, but wasn't sure. She had acted strange at one time before. So I confronted her by sending her a text . She responded with anger. Telling me she was busy, her grandmother had died, and she needed time to grieve. I told her if my grandmother died or even if she was sick I would have told her about it. When I texted her, she never made mention of it. I did tell her that I was sorry to hear that,but she didn't back down, telling me she doesn't have to tell me about her grandmother. She need time to grieve..But even after all of that, she never bothered calling me again since that time. Every other day, I'd check in her( she and Dennis were like extended family to me by this time). Now lekisha would call me in the past venting out about Dennis acting up in school,she couldn't leave her job, but if I was off from work then I'd go. People normally brief their friends on some important things going on in their life, especially if they haven't spoken with them in a while, obviously I wasn't important enough because Lekisha never told me her grandmother died. I didn't even know her grandmother was sick, and i had checked on Lekisha during this whole time. The way I found out about her grandmother was I sent a text message to her accusing her of using me and then kicking me to the curb. She stopped communicating with me and allowed me to assume whatever I wanted to think. Obviously she didn't care about me since she had been letting someone else keep her son on weekends. I guess I became a non factor at that point. I didn't know how to take the signals. Even when I confronted her, If she was any kind of a good friend, who had sincerely ***** ***** I did for her and her son, she would had the decency to clear up any misunderstanding right away. I wasn't the one who depended on her, she was the one who depended on me and then distanced herself. What else was I to think. But she continued to argue her point, and said didn't feel I needed to know about that, not to mention all the times she called angry,venting out because her son's princepal called her at work because he was misbehaving. I was there to listen just like I was all the other 10 months.. Dennis' birthday was in March, and Lekisha never called me to remind, or thought nothing of me to mention it to me. She had changed on me. The only thing I could think was maybe she had a new boyfriend, or hooked back up with her baby's' daddy since she began bringing Dennis to there house on weekends. So I felt stupid, for all the time I invested in helping her, and to have her treat me like this in the end. She never sincerely ***** ***** appreciated me. In the end it was easier for her to give me a piece of her mind then thank me.I Went To Lekisha's JobBy the second week of the same thing, I wasn't stupid and noticed how she changed with me. She nolonger called, or responded to me. I was feeling dumb, for all the time and Saturdays,money, i put into building trust and hopefully a friendship. If nothing else I deserved respect. i confronted by text, accusing her of using me and then her having nothing to do with me. She never defended our friendship or tried to straighten things out. Instead,she got irate, told me come and get things I brought her and Dennis,( i had brought nice gifts:expensive perfume,plants, body sprays,cookware clothes, toys for Dennis,plants, a plant rack i made for her birthday,even toys i bought for her cat and dog,ect,ect ,) She later told me that she wound up throwing all of these things in the dumpster and gave away the bicycle I had bought Dennis. Sarcastically she agreed to pay me back for keeping her son. She had a nasty attitude the whole time I talked with her. She told me to leave her and her son alone. I went to her job to try to get what ever she had left, (she had told me to come get stuff i brought). I went to her job she refused to talk. had a coworker come and ask me to leave. I left . I couldn't believe how someone who i had helped, supported, comforted, took care of her son,could turn on me like that. One time her brother and sister-in-law had just given birth to her little niece and she left her dog with me for 3 days, while she and Dennis went to Oklahoma because she didn't want to pay dog care expenses. But even after all of this and thinking about all that I had done for her and Dennis over the months , a few days later I left a note on her car reminding her of her agreement to pay me. She had a cop call me and then a restraining order put on me. If I was that bad of a person how could she have trusted me keeping her son for all those months? Lekisha took advantage of me, and didn't need me anymore, and had nothing to do with me afterwards. I had told her if she could do that to a friend Lord have mercy on her enemy!!!... The whole time I knew her I treated her and her son first class. They never even knew me to use a curse word. Eventually she took me to court which I went to yesterday went before a judge (embarrassed, and humiliated, I'd never been before a judge for anything!).To have a restraining order read to me.In closing, I looked back on the whole situation, and I selflessly gave my time, money, and heart to a very shallow ungrateful undeserving and unappreciative so-called friend who used me for the convenience but got to a certain point and had nothing to do with me. Out of all the money that the Lekisha saved not bringing Dennis to daycare, she could have at least brought me a thank you card, gift or been sincerely ***** ***** never really thanked me! Most women/ single parents would have been happy with 3%of the stuff i did (i didn't include everything). But to cap off all of my contributions ,by being shunned, put on a restraining order, having all the gifts i bought throw away, insulted in the end,I'm actually angry, and distraught (i got attached to Dennis, but most likely won't ever see him again), I'm thinking of filing for emotional distress against her. Im having problems processing all of this and sleeping at night so far. ..I was used. I never harmed her or Dennis, but now in a situation as a aggressor. Which I'm not a stalker, or a crazed man. I was wronged. What do you think? I really want justice in this matter for my peace of mind. I want her to be accountable for my stress, sleepless nights, loss of appetite, ect..