Cue The Series Of Reports
While the anti-harassment order was processing, Vee called 911 on her ex three times – once for planting a letter bomb in her mailbox and twice for “breaking into” her apartment.
The bomb incident had come from a time Adam had posted a link on Facebook to the website of a company that ships envelopes full of glitter to the buyer’s enemy. Months after that post, Adam mailed Vee an unrelated envelope full of forms for her to sign. She made the connection and called the cops, who then ordered Adam to come over and open the letter himself. No glitter. No bomb. Imagine that.
The “break-ins” were from the two times Adam had gone into her apartment to drop off Rebekah’s bookbag when she had forgotten it at his place. Both times Vee had texted Adam that it was ok for him to open the door and place the bag inside the door. Both times, she texted him afterwards, trying to revoke her permission. She might have thought that by deleting her permission-granting message on her phone would delete it on Adam’s phone as well so that he wouldn’t have any evidence when she accused him of trespassing. Not the brightest crayon in the box.
To top that off, Vee also called for multiple “minor child wellness checks” when Rebekah was at Adam’s apartment. Essentially she was trying to stir the pot and get her ex to react badly so that she would have an actual accusation against him. What really made him angry was her next move.
Breaking News Put Him At Risk
Around the same time, Vee decided to file for sole custody. Adam’s lawyer encouraged him to hire a Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) to represent Rebekah’s best interests, as she was a minor. However, money was getting really tight for Adam with this additional expense, so he urged Vee to lower the price of the lake house so they could sell it already, but to no avail. Eventually, he had no choice but to move back in with Sam and Marie so that he could afford his lawyer and keep fighting for his daughter. Thankfully, they were very supportive of Adam throughout this mess.
Only a week after his move, Adam heard from his daughter that someone had smashed Vee’s glass patio table the previous night. Adam had been in New Hampshire with witnesses at the time of the smashing. He could prove using GPS data on his phone that he was in New Hampshire. Rebekah also knew he was in New Hampshire and told Vee it couldn’t be him.
Like she’d listen.
Even They Knew She Was Nuts
The next day an officer served Adam with a restraining order (RO) for vandalizing Vee’s patio furniture and scaring her with the previous “bomb threat”. Although the cop knew she was crazy, the judge wasn’t aware and granted the RO anyways. So Adam had to follow the RO for ten days and then defend himself in court to prevent it from being continued. Under the terms of the RO, the cop had to confiscate his concealed carry license and any weapons he owned. All Adam had in his apartment was Rebekah’s toy BB. The cop smiled as he lifted it between his thumb and forefinger, “I’m pretty sure you’re not going to go on a rampage with this,” and let him keep it.
The first thing next morning, Adam drove to the police station to review every single incident report Vee had filed involving him. He could only remember 7, but the person working the front desk pulled up 19 reports from Vee. He explained the whole situation so that the officers would understand who the real offender was. Now having a better feel for the situation, the officers agreed to give Adam the benefit of the doubt if he didn’t lose his temper.
The ten day period was coming to a close quickly as Adam worked furiously to prepare for the big day in court.
END OF PART 2