Should we press charges?
Last night we heard these crazy noises and called the police. Turned out to be some guy on our roof.
Apparently, he was bipolar, off his meds and thought someone was after him. He tore our satellite dish off with his bare hands! He also broke some pipes and was kicking in our chimney vent.
The police just came by and asked us if we wanted to press charges. What does that exactly entail? Is it worth the hassle? I think the guy was just crazy.
Oh, and I forgot to mention…the guy escaped from the hospital. Yup, there’s some crazy guy running amok. Is there a point to pressing charges against someone that they don’t even have in custody? They did book him before releasing him to the fire department. (Not sure why the fire department was in charge of getting him to a hospital?)
Also, we have no idea what he looks like. But he knows where we live. That combination makes me uncomfortable.
Would pressing charges help the situation (keep him from coming back) or make it worse (create some bizarre vendetta in his mind)?
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