I wanted to start a new month with a new look and attempted to change my template some days ago. Though I succeded in changing the template, neither my clock nor my counters were transferred to the new template and try as hard as I could, I couldnt fathom how to get the counters or the clock onto the new template so I switched back to the old template pending when I'm able to get it all right.
Over the weekend, me, hubby and my friend were lazying the sitting room partly watching movies and partly sleeping when we heard a knock at the door and hubby went to open the door. Heard someone ask him some questions and then say "Can we come in?" and in my mind I was like "No honey, pls dont let any strangers into the house". Too late- he stepped back and let the strangers in our home and they turned out to be two gigantic policemen!!! They asked who were those living in the house and hubby replied that he lived there with his wife - moi and her friend who was visiting for a couple of days. They in turn said that "we've had a complaint about a child crying in this house" Or maybe they said child being abused in the house but well, the complaint had to do with a child. We both replied that we had no child living with us but that a couple of our neighbours had kids though and maybe the complainant got the address wrong. Thank God there were no friends visiting with thier kids that day or that it wasnt one of the days I helped a friend babysit her child. They asked if they could look round the entire house and we obliged them and they radioed their station to confirm that they had gotten the right address and to inform the station that they were at the "scene". They then asked for some form of identification and hubby gave them his business card and they took his date of birth and other details and then left. But not without commenting if hubby collects degrees. Yeah they guy has got a lot of them - a couple of first degrees, several masters degree, one Phd and he's currently studying for yet another one. I suppose he enjoys studying.
After the policemen had left, we couldnt help but wonder if it was really a case of the police not hearing properly and getting the wrong address when the complaint was being made or a case of someone playing malicious pranks on us and making false complaints. Hubby remarked if our neighbour Mr M. who used to be quite troublesome was out of the mental hospital cos it sounded like what he could do.
Mr M used to live next door to us and spent most of his day sitting outside his house smoking. Hubby says its pot he smokes but I dont know the difference between proper cigarettes and pot cos they smell the same to me. Anyway, sometime ago, hubby's cousins came on holiday and Mr M tried to make friends with them but they werent willing to be his friends since he looked quite scary with bushy and extremely long dreadlocks. Soon, he progressed to harassing them whenever they were leaving or entering the house and made a comment about how they'd be pregnant with twins for him before their holiday was over. Hubby didnt like the comments and harrassment and asked him to desist and thus began a spate of spite towards our home.
When he took his cousins to the airport after their holiday was over, he came back to find himself effectively locked out of the house and that his lock had been filled with superglue and his key couldnt enter the lock. This happened a couple of times and reports to the police didnt bring any solution. It then progressed to all four of hubby's car tires being slashed almost fortnightly and once they were changed, then we would find them slashed again. We still suspected Mr M but since he had never really been caught in the act, there was nothing the police could do. Mr M admitted to us that it was him but it was our word against his. We then took to parking the car in the garage to prevent any further mishaps and he took to vandalising the door locks again.
Finally, one day, as hubby was about to drive out of the garage, he attacked hubby with a knife and slashed his car tires once again. This time, since the tires were slashed in hubby's presence, the police decided to take action and went to have a chat with him in his home. Mr M let them in but a few minutes later, they ran out again with horrific looks on their faces and called for backup. He had tried to asault them!! He locked himself up in his flat but they gassed the house and broke down his door and arrested him and then sealed up his home. The Iron door they put up when they sealed his home was removed some months later but he's been in the mental home since then and hubby said we'll be informed before he is released for our own safety.
The visit by the policemen brought back these memories and we were wondering if Mr M had been released from the mental home and had started new spates of attacks towards us. I sincerely pray it was just a case of the police getting the address of the "scene of complaint" wrong.