On July 20, 2017, I receive an e-mail from Wells Fargo. My bank. It said my account was at a zero dollar balance. What? My stomach drops. Has to be a mistake.
I go on line and see more than $200 dollars was spent at Hannaford’s Grocery store in Pepperell.
Hannaford’s? I don’t shop there. Then there was another forty for gas. At this point I am broke, I have no food, no gas and at least a week before my social security hits.
I gave my notice to my landlord two days prior because I am leaving for Arizona on the 28th.
Oh my God!
I can’t figure this out until I see the last 4 of the debit card that was used. It was her. Why would she do this? She knows my situation. She has already refused to pony up on our marital debt. This was almost a year after our split.
I had a lawyer but had to quit because she wouldn’t disclose her financials. The lawyer fees would have wiped me out completely.
Now I’m walking in circles in my cramped little apartment trying to think. I call, I text, she won’t answer. So I drive to her house. I don’t have a key so I don’t go in. I leave a note in her mailbox and one on her back porch then I leave.
The next morning, I am out with my dogs in my apartment parking lot when the police swing in. I had a bad feeling so I rush back to my apartment and hide while they almost beat the door down.
I needed time to think.
I came to find out she filed a restraining order…..on me. I was shocked.
When I saw one of the cops returning to his car from my kitchen window, I took this shot and texted her. She immediately sent it to the cops thinking I had already been served. I would have been jailed on the spot.
I hadn’t been served yet so they couldn’t arrest me.
She didn’t know that.
After I pulled myself together, I went down to the station to turn myself in. That was surreal. Someone you spend all that time with would have you thrown in jail. For nothing.
I immediately send all my video equipment to New York to be sold for pennies on the dollar and start planning to unass the geography.
I left for Arizona as scheduled so I couldn’t defend myself at the hearing. Which I didn’t think she would actually follow through on. But she did.
I never took her to be that crafty. She always ran off of pure emotion and would say the dumbest things when under pressure. She’s still saying dumb things. 🙂