Kommander wrote: squinty wrote:
"Oh, I sent some friends over to the apartment to get my stuff. They also took your washing machine by mistake, they thought it was mine. Oh, no, I can't get it back to you today - I can't get ahold of those guys right now."
This from a tenant that I had to evict. He called me the night of his last day to tell me about his mistake. I told him I'd have to swear out a warrant if he didn't bring it back that night. He didn't bring it back. I went to the magistrate's office.
Is there an end to this story? You always have the best stories.
Not yet. He was arrested last night, and made a point of calling and letting me know a couple hours later that he was out on bond. As in "I'm OUT, you snitch, you understand what that means, I AM OUT!" Also telling me the warrant was a "fake warrant" and that he would be able to gin up a couple nice "fake warrants" about me and an employee of my dad's.
To be fair, he
. While I was standing in the vacated (and pretty well wrecked) dwelling last night, he called me on my cell to tell me the cockamamie story about how he sent people over, while he wasn't there, to collect his things and they "accidentally" took the washer because they thought it was his. He offered to let me come pick it up, but a minute later when I asked him if he had it he said "no, I can't get to it right now but I can bring it back tomorrow." He wouldn't answer the questions "where is it?" or "who did you send to get your things, how did they get in and why weren't you present?"
I don't think the charges will stick, but he's plenty mad about it. I just want our property returned, and feel like his story is pharmaceutically pure unadulterated bullshit, and the latest in a six month long history of petty cons and grifts. I recognize the pattern from other episodes. I told my dad once that I wouldn't help him with tenant issues anymore because I didn't want to rub shoulders with guys like that anymore, but I went back on my promise and now this. Won't do it again. This guy was friends with the currently incarcerated "SP" from earlier stories.
Mom and Dad are safely ensconced in Florida again, were once again they can let me deal with the fallout from dad's decision to hire and house crackheads. I am looking seriously at jobs out of state. There were
just two or three states that I was sort of interested in moving to, but Ima bump that number up to 49. Plus Puerto Rico and Guam.
Honestly, if he'd said "I'm sorry, I got desperate to make enough to pay my child support this month ($300 or he goes to prison) and I took your washer, but I want to give it back" or "I was really craving some drugs, and tried to sell your washer but I feel bad and want to return it" I probably wouldn't have filed the complaint. But something about the obvious, ridiculous con made my blood boil, and recent events have made me very sensitive about lies and petty theft of my family's stuff. If we get our property back I'll go to court and shrug and say "maybe it was a mistake IDK - he gave it back." But I'm not holding my breath. Grapevine sources told me he'd already sold it to a cousin.