Such drama, over the past two days.
First, My roommate P socks my other roomate D on the face (and breaking her nose in the process) over something really minor. argument. Then (after some deliberation) D & I call the cops. They come within minutes, question us about what happened, read P her rights, arrest her on charges of battery and assault (and I kid you not)handcuff her and take her away.
This morning, D & I go first to the police station, pick up our copy of the complaint. We then proceed to court, meet with the lawyer D has been assigned, since this is now a criminal case. We appear before the judge and request a restraining order against P, which we are granted. It's all so easy and smooth.
There will be a hearing 10 days hence to determine whether the restraining order will be extended to a year. Sometime in April, the case will come up for hearing. I'm to be present at both hearings since I'm the witness.
If you think calling 911 was excessive, it wasn't. We really were left with no choice. We had to take a stand somewhere, having this past month or two tolerated P's bad behaviour; ignored the childishness and the pettiness(she diluted our soap!). Anyone who knows me (I think) will agree that I'm at best reasonable, and at least try very hard to be. The same goes for D. In fact, sometimes she's nice to the point of being a pushover.
When we called the cops, we didn't know that she'd get arrested. Which I think is a good thing, because had we known then, we might never have made the call. As days progressed, it was becoming increasingly more difficult to live with P, and hopefully all problems will be sorted out one way or the other.
But I still can't believe the turn events have taken.