- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I never in a million years thought I’d be writing this post.. but I could use some advice and desperate for support….
FH is suddenly homeless a day before Christmas and we’ve both had our lives threatened.
On Saturday night, FH was stuck workign late as a retail manager and was unable to make a friend’s holiday party. He caught up with me and two out-of-state friends at the end of the party just to say hello.
He wanted to give our two close friends holiday gifts, so he invited us to follow him back to his apartment just for a moment, to swap gifts.
As we stepped in just to exchange packages, Fh’s landlord pulled him aside and asked him about money promised. While I’m standing right there, FH goes right – pulls out $250 and offers to him as an ADVANCe on January’s rent to help make the landlord’s holiday easier – as his work hours have been light.
Instead of being grateful, the landlord – who we realize is completely drunk – throws the money back in FH’s face and screams at him that “he’s a loser” and “you can pay me more than that”
Note – FH’s rent isn’t event actually due for another 9 days.
The drunk landlord got engraged quickly, and starts screaming, so we went to get our friends out of his room and leave.. and next thing we know the landlord has pulled two knives and is threatening “let’s start a real fight” “come on, fight me like a mn” “I wanna fight, so let’s go”
When FH refused, tell him to calm down – “you’re drunk” it quickly escalated to death threats and “I’ll stab you right now.”
I’ve never been so afraid for my life, as he’s swinging a blad through the air casually, inches from my face, slicing his finger ot show how sharp it is and “it’s sharp, I’ll fuck you up.” “I don’t have a problem killing you right here.”
He stumbled and fell hard into Fh’s desk, hurting himself, so we took the opportunity to run out of the house. We went to my house (with parents) less than 10 minutes away and called police, who wouldn’t take a report unless we were willing to go back to the scene.
So… this morning FH and I went to his apartment armed with any suitcase, bag, etc we could find to get as much of his stuff out of his apartment. We pulled up and the landlord was missing, but the house unlocked.. so we started loading Fh’s clothing, valuables, pictures, documents as quickly as possible. the landlord came back and began to threaten us.. and said if we left anything behind he would trash it, threatening to burn/destroy anything.”
He picked up FH’s cat but the scruff and shook it around -then threw it at a wall, laughing. Luckily the cat is horribly shaken but uninjured after a veterinarian looked at it.
Fh is beyond devastated….. his life is all in boxes in his truck and my car. He’s sleeping on my floor (as I live with parents) who refuse to let us sleep in the same bed before marriage. My parents won’t let him stay for more than a few nights.
He’s going to be couch surfing..and we’re fighting to find a new apartment during the holidays.
Any ideas on how to make his Christmas special, keeping in mind I’m on a budget due to the wedding and other thigns?
We are going to pursue legal action against the landlord, but its so hard to get anything done right now with the holidays.
Nevermind – his landlord knows where FH works, and I’m so afraid of an incident or FH getting jumped.