Man gets arrested after he leaves note on ex’s new boyfriend’s car

Lefty Graves
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** This article is a work of nonfiction based on actual events as shared with me by a friend who experienced them firsthand; used with permission. **

My friend and her husband divorced after having been married for only a few short years. Her husband had a serious drug problem and refused to go to rehab, and she felt she had no recourse but a divorce. About a year after she divorced him, she began dating again.

To keep things simple, my friend remained in the same apartment that she and her husband had shared. She simply got rid of some furnishings that they had shared and made it her own. She loved her little apartment and enjoyed living there.

One afternoon her new boyfriend stopped by to drop off something that she had purchased that wouldn’t fit into her car. After he delivered the item to her and visited for a while, he went out to his car to leave.

As he arrived at his car, he saw a piece of paper on the windshield; however, before he reached his car, two police cars arrived and surrounded his car. Unsure of how to proceed, he approached an officer and explained that the car they were blocking in was his. The officer asked for his identification and had him stand off to the side.

A few minutes later, another police officer arrived at the scene, and in the back seat sat my friend’s ex-husband. The officer got out of the car and spoke with the first officer and then spoke to my friend’s new boyfriend. Apparently, the ex had put the note on his windshield and then left the scene.

A passerby saw the note and read it, and called the police. The note stated that if the man (the new boyfriend) were to continue seeing my friend, the ex would kill him. The man was followed and arrested on charges of threatening someone’s life and vandalism (for putting the note on the car in the first place).

It turned out that the ex had been following my friend and leaving notes on her car as well. After a trial, the ex was sentenced to some time in prison for breaking a no-contact order, vandalism, threatening someone’s life, and fleeing the scene when an officer stopped him. For safety reasons, my friend moved to a new location and purchased a different car after this incident. What do you think? Was that wise of her?

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Lefty has been writing online since 2000 on various topics, including youth mentoring, addiction recovery, parenting, gardening, advocating for seniors, sustainability, farming, and an eclectic mix of other topics. She resides on a farm with her family in Northeastern Washington State.

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