Bethany Arceneaux

A Louisiana kidnapping victim is safe at home after her family members rescued her and killed her captor.

Scott Thomas Police say Scott Thomas, 29, of Leonville, abducted his former girlfriend, Bethany Arceneaux, 29, from a daycare center where she arrived to drop off their son on Wednesday, FOX News reports.

Police say Arceneaux exited her vehicle and was confronted by Thomas who forced her into his car and drove away, leaving their 2-year-old son behind.

Derrimetria Robinson told USA Today she was standing in the doorway of her home around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday when she saw a woman, Arceneaux, drive by honking her car horn.

She said she saw the driver park at the daycare center and run to the back passenger door of her car.

Scott Thomas "She (Arceneaux) went to the passenger side to get her baby out, and when she was doing that a white Buick pulled up behind her. She started running, and he (the driver of the car) ran behind her and he attacked her, you know, while she was holding her baby," Robinson said.

Robinson said she instinctively rushed over to save the baby.

"She (Arceneaux) was hollering and screaming for help," Robinson said. "When I seen she had a baby, and I knew they were in trouble, it was like I knew I had to save that little baby."

Robinson said she managed to grab the baby as the two people continued struggling. She said she kept the baby in her home until family members arrived for him later.

Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Kip Judice told The Advertiser the massive search for Arceneaux and Thomas (pictured above) began almost immediately after the abduction.

Police deployed bloodhounds from Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola, La., on Thursday as dozens of Arceneaux's family members and friends joined the search.

According to The Advertiser, a group of men riding ATVs in a Lafayette neighborhood on Thursday heard a woman screaming inside an abandoned house. The men surrounded the house and forced their way inside.

Thomas, who was armed with a knife, began stabbing Arceneaux. One of the family members then shot Thomas.

Judice confirmed Friday that Thomas was dead.

He said no charges would be filed against the family members. "Family members were acting in defense of Bethany Arceneaux," Judice said.

Arceneaux was taken to a local hospital where she was treated for multiple stab wounds and released on Sunday, Nov. 10.

Two of Arceneaux's brothers, Ryan Arceneaux and Kaylyn Alfred, were among the men who forced their way into the house where Arceneaux was being held captive.

"We went and got her in that house. We kicked doors down. It was like a movie unfolding... if we wouldn't have done what we did, she would have been dead," Ryan Arceneaux said.

Arceneaux's brother, Harold Carter added: "We did what we had to do. We did not wait for authorities. We did it our own self."

Carter said that women, especially younger women, need to stop “getting back together” with abusive men.

He said his sister is an inspiration to other women in similar abusive situations.

Bethany Arceneaux filed a restraining order against Thomas on June 15 after he locked her in a house and threatened to kill both her and her son.

"He keeps threatening to kill us. He put a knife to my neck countless times," she said in the report.

The protective order was approved on June 17. Thomas was arrested on August 8 for violating the protective order, FOX News reports. Scott was charged with aggravated assault and aggravated flight from an officer.

Carter said he felt “relieved, good, (and) happy that people came out and helped us.

“If it wasn’t for them and positive thinking, it could’ve turned out different.”

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :applause: I posted about this story on my fb Saturday... Glad the family did their own searching :phew: Glad she is safe

  • lovezoe

    :claps: good for them! Glad honey not being charged.

  • GAGIRL87

    Morning Jenie boo :hug:

  • A.J.

    Blood is thicker. I'm glad the child and mama are safe.

    It is very true people need to stop getting back together with people that mean them harm.

  • lovezoe

    Anyone watch Thicker Than Water. A HOT mess. A hot mess.

  • GAGIRL87

    Glad she's okay & well.. I never want somebody to LOVE me to DEATH :no:

  • Sunkissed404

    Oh.My.Gosh! God bless her brothers. What a lunatic he was...

  • A.J.

    Anyone watch Thicker Than Water. A HOT mess. A hot mess.
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    No interest. So it's really what they portray in the commercials huh?

  • GAGIRL87

    AJ is that you lookin sexy low key like in that avi? :lol:

    Morning Zoe is that a tv show? and if so where do I watch and what's it about?

  • MsB2u

    good morning everybody
    :waves:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Lzoe, the previews was a mess alone :nono: so no mam. Hey Gagirl :waves:
    AJ you right :yes:

  • GAGIRL87

    AJ & his fitted :love:

  • lovezoe

    AJ and Jenie- worse. New money gone wrong. Try to give our shows a chance.

  • lovezoe

    GA- it's on Bravo after RHOA. It's about the Tankards a preacher and his family. He a jazz after as well. It's a mess.

  • MsB2u

    lovezoe says:

    Anyone watch Thicker Than Water. A HOT mess. A hot mess.
    November 11, 2013 at 8:47 am
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    i did and these pastors are really giving pastors a bad name
    it really is ashame

  • sassyshe

    Morning all

    Zoe I told my sister I refuse to watch that mess, a clear display of pastors living lavishly off the blood and sweat of the parishoners

    on another note I applaud the family for saving that girl because the cops are desensitized to dv and lord knows what would've happened if the fam did not find her. This is what I keep dv mothers with these pychos you never know when its your last

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Kudos to this family :claps:
    I DVR’d Thicker Than Water to see if it was any good for this episode. I am curious. I imagine by the previews it is not worth my time.

  • AlluringlySweet

    This is how family should protect theirs....kudos to them. Good morning all :hi:

  • A.J.

    AJ & his fitted
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    I took that picture while on vacation for my birthday in Vancouver. I love going to places where no one knows me and push the envelope. That was a "hood rich nigguh" moment. :lol:

  • A.J.

    AJ and Jenie- worse. New money gone wrong. Try to give our shows a chance.
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    I like it better when preachers stay behind the pulpit and preach. I have no interest in seeing them on reality television. :coffee:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Does SR post on RHOA? Trying to decide whether or not to save my font :lol:
    When Nene said THE AIDS :ghost: She and Phaedra have about 2 one liners a year that slay me

  • A.J.

    I never want somebody to LOVE me to DEATH :no:
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    Right.

  • cteastcoast

    I'm so glad her brothers weren't arrested

  • PARIAH

    I'm so glad this story has a happy ending for the victim! Kudos to her family for saving her... I guess her dude felt like if he couldn't have her then no one will..ill never understand that mentality

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I love going to places where no one knows me and push the envelope. That was a “hood rich nigguh” moment
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    I think it's good to let loose every now and again for sanity purposes :lol: I must admit that I like the song Clappers by Wale. Judge me :tea:

  • cteastcoast

    The Tankers really don't repp the church..we don't claim him he's a jazz player and made a lot of money doing

  • https://www.facebook.com/ChanAndACamera Jason Waterfalls

    Morning everyone

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I guess her dude felt like if he couldn’t have her then no one will..ill never understand that mentality
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    Me either. I mean I know I am a stunna and all but life will go on without me :eek:

  • lovezoe

    Hubby had read they don't take money from the church. I'on know. All six kerfs live with him, fine grown. The baby girl went to prom. Her curfew was at 1, she called and asked to come in at 3:30. Daddy said 3.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    What's up Chan :hugs: How is life in the new city treating you? And the job?

  • luVn_liFe…

    :wave: MorNiNg Roses
    Jenie
    GaGagirl :kiss:
    MisTaken
    loveZoe
    AJ :hug:
    cteastcoast
    Pariah
    alluringlysweet
    Sasshyshe HOw R U??
    sunkissed

    I seen this story on GMA this weekend. auuugh How frightening. Im happy she is safe!
    msB2U

  • lovezoe

    Taken- nene slays me. I think both Kenya and Apollo lying.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    luV :hi: Did you husband get his Jordan slides back? He might want to clean them with some bleach before he wears them :tea:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. Happy Veteran's Day to everyone who served to defend this country, preserve our freedom and protect our individual liberties! :wave:

  • cteastcoast

    And LA preachers didn't make their money off the church either they all except Haddon had other incomes coming in...Jones owns so many homes from his 1st marriage and he invested wisely

  • MSVALLDAY

    So thankful this woman and her child are safe! Glad her family were able to find her.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    I think both Kenya and Apollo lying.
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    :popcorn: So you think they flirted about bumping uglies? I think there was an attraction there at first. I think Kenya was a little more thirsty towards him but he was looking. I think after she saw how bad she looked she had tried to back track. Too late :nono:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I guess her dude felt like if he couldn’t have her then no one will..ill never understand that mentality
    ~
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    I know, Mofos's is Kray!!

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Jones owns so many homes from his 1st marriage
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    I read this like his ex was rich and he came up off the divorce settlement :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    luV Did you husband get his Jordan slides back? He might want to clean them with some bleach before he wears them

    ~
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    :lol: he did, I disinfected them :yes:
    We got almost everything back.
    less one watch and my bracelet. lil fawjers in Juvy this morning :shakebutt:

  • luVn_liFe…

    i lOVe how;Veteran's day. People are off work, Yet arent Vets NOR are they celebrating them :tea:

  • cteastcoast

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    Jones owns so many homes from his 1st marriage
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    I read this like his ex was rich and he came up off the divorce settlement :rofl:

    :hahaha:

  • lovezoe

    Taken- yes. I do. Something's different between Phaedra and Apollo. Something inappropriate happened.

  • A.J.

    I think it’s good to let loose every now and again for sanity purposes :lol: I must admit that I like the song Clappers by Wale. Judge me
    ______________
    It's a banger. :yes:

  • A.J.

    Taken- yes. I do. Something’s different between Phaedra and Apollo. Something inappropriate happened.
    ________
    It looks like Apollo and Kenya fugged.

    Phaedra looking dumb as hell and that house is a mess! Construction and renovation ain't ever looked like that. Plus she has help too and it's still looking like that; all would be fired.

  • sassyshe

    Hi luvn im good, so good to have a day off, the man been keeping a tight noose round my neck that I have been reduced to lurker

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Luv I am glad to hear it. I thought about you sitting in an empty house like :eek:
    @Lovezoe :thinking: they seem a little tense and angry with each other. You normally don't give someone that much energy if nothing happened. Unless you are trying to clear you name... you might be pissed that they lied on you

  • lovezoe

    My sister, she took a picture with my kid’s mother. My sister was in the picture and [they said], ‘It’s one of his five baby mamas.’ Everybody thinks I got five baby mamas. [I have] three.

    I have three kids. My son, he’s eleven. My little girl, she’s four. I have a one-year-old. My boy Prince.

  • A.J.

    Kandi mama Joyce needs to sit all the way down as she is overstepping boundaries galore.

    Now everyone knows I love my family and e-family but I ain't finna let nobody talk to me like that.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    AlluringlySweet says:

    This is how family should protect theirs….kudos to them.
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    Those boys were raised right; with strong family structure and Love. Hopefully, when her son is older, Ms. Arceneaux will find a good man like her brothers, not a thug like Scott Thomas. :no:

  • luVn_liFe…

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:Luv I am glad to hear it. I thought about you sitting in an empty house like
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    I was the moring after. :lol: Im BeTTer

    @SasshySHE . . Good to hear! Enjoy ur day off :)

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    A.J. says:

    I never want somebody to LOVE me to DEATH
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    If Bethany knew what Love was she never would have dealt with Scott Thomas. :no:

  • lovezoe

    Taken-I think Phaedra wanted a light man to procreate with and now she has no need for him.

  • rwilliams4782

    Thats gotta be the scariest feeling in the world. OMG this makes dating so risky these days. You really never know how someone is until its break up time. What happened to the days where people break up and go seperate ways? Now seperate ways for some people means you die or I die.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    I think both Kenya and Apollo lying.
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    Of course they're lying. It's a scripted show. Hello? :cell:

  • A.J.

    A.J. says:

    I never want somebody to LOVE me to DEATH
    __________________

    If Bethany knew what Love was she never would have dealt with Scott Thomas. :no:
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    Correct!

  • lovezoe

    I think Mama Joyce may have influenced Rikey. I think Mama Joyce finds fault with everything. She said herself she scared something go happen to Kandi and she was get put out.

  • Crickett

    I tear up looking at that picture, she is a bloody mess and looking at her brother who saved her life. Every girl needs brothers like that.

  • lovezoe

    Sandra- we think Apollo and Kenya bumped nasties.

  • A.J.

    I think Mama Joyce may have influenced Rikey.
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    Inappropriate conversation. Riley did not just start talking about Todd.

  • sassyshe

    Sandra I dont think its that she didnt know what love was but it may have been that because she came from a close family she was trying her hardest to keep hers together. Many young women are often pressured by members of their families (esp mothers) to try to work things out with the father of their children even when they are losers.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    rwilliams4782 says:

    Thats gotta be the scariest feeling in the world. OMG this makes dating so risky these days. You really never know how someone is until its break up time. What happened to the days where people break up and go seperate ways? Now seperate ways for some people means you die or I die.
    _________________

    If people knew what Love looked like they wouldn't have these problems. I'm not gonna lie: I was confused about Love, too. I thought Love was how she made me FEEL. It took 40 years for me to realize Love is not how he or she makes you FEEL, it's what they DO FOR YOU and your children.

  • sassyshe

    Well Kandi blames mama joyce behavior on wendy williams and I do believe joyce influences riley just as she did when kandi was with aj

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Crickett says:

    I tear up looking at that picture, she is a bloody mess and looking at her brother who saved her life. Every girl needs brothers like that.
    ____________________

    And not a spot of blood on his crisp, white Tee.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    SR :lol: We mean we think they actually went outside of the script and :hump: because they are a little too catty with each other.

    Phaedra and Apollo do seem disconnected. But life and more than one kid can do that to you. Plus the dopamine is probably gone :rofl: It is a phase they need to work hard to get through. Everyone goes through them

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    lovezoe says:

    Sandra- we think Apollo and Kenya bumped nasties.
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    Of course you do. Reality shows exist because people are willing to believe anything.

  • lovezoe

    I think Kandi would reconsider dude if Riley had more than a I want mommy to myself issues.

  • A.J.

    it’s what they DO FOR YOU and your children.
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    Action is the key. I remember when I was younger I used to beg folk I was with to tell me they loved me because I wanted to hear it. But now they ain't gotta say a word to me but pay this mortgage, gas, electric, insurance, gimme some gas money and take me to Neiman's every now and then....

  • lovezoe

    Sandra- all reality shows are fake except for TI?

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ MisTaken: I wish I could tell you what I know, but Ive been sworn to secrecy. The truth will come out soon.... and it has nothing to do with Kenya. Trust. :tea:

  • sassyshe

    Sandra thats the thing with love. Many of us have to go through the bad experiences to appreciate the good and not lower your standard. I think the problem today is that people forget to help young ladies understand that a man beating on them is not love.

  • Caramel Rain

    So you think they flirted about bumping uglies? I think there was an attraction there at first. I think Kenya was a little more thirsty towards him but he was looking. I think after she saw how bad she looked she had tried to back track. Too late
    **********

    :eek:

  • lovezoe

    Sandra- give us a hint. Apollo like booty meat? There was someone else? I just can't sell my soul and my families for a little fame

  • sassyshe

    Apollo was into kenya because she didnt emasculate him

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    it’s what they DO FOR YOU and your children.
    _____________

    A.J. says:
    Action is the key. I remember when I was younger I used to beg folk I was with to tell me they loved me because I wanted to hear it. But now they ain’t gotta say a word to me but pay this mortgage, gas, electric, insurance, gimme some gas money and take me to Neiman’s every now and then….
    _____________________

    :lol: Love goes both ways. It's give and take. Not take and take. :hahaha:
    I remember when I used to say, "I thought you loved me?" Now that I know what Love looks like I don't have to ask. :yes:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    @ MisTaken: I wish I could tell you what I know, but Ive been sworn to secrecy. The truth will come out soon…. and it has nothing to do with Kenya. Trust.
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    :shock: Thanks SR :hugs: I know you would if you could. That alone let's me know something in the milk ain't clean :nono:

  • sassyshe

    Action is the key. I remember when I was younger I used to beg folk I was with to tell me they loved me because I wanted to hear it. But now they ain’t gotta say a word to me but pay this mortgage, gas, electric, insurance, gimme some gas money and take me to Neiman’s every now and then….

    by A.J. on Nov 11, 2013 at 9:30 am
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    I dont need Neimans just pay the bils ill use my new spare change for Neiman

  • lovezoe

    Was it me or was Petwr terribly rude to Cynthia and her issues.

  • missyJ

    Happy Monday :zzz:

    This story made my throat close up. :no: My girl is dealing with an abusive stalker ex and I don't know what to do.

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    Was it me or was Petwr terribly rude to Cynthia and her issues.
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    yea it seemed off. like he didn't believe it was due to fibroids but more so just her eating a lot. Even if that was it he could have encouraged her. I think Peter likes the idea of being with a model/another beautiful woman and if she lost her looks or figure he would be :kona:

  • AlluringlySweet

    To me...love is listening to me when I'm not speaking. When things are done and taken care of without me speaking. Love is selfless too many folks make love about. My buck fifty....back to lurking. :scared:

  • MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba

    This story made my throat close up. :no: My girl is dealing with an abusive stalker ex and I don’t know what to do.
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    open you throat and help her get a restraining order :rules: change all her contact info, address, get her off social media... find a new job... basically she needs to start over. Sad but it's better than being attacked or dying :no:

  • A.J.

    :lol: Love goes both ways. It’s give and take. Not take and take. :hahaha:
    I remember when I used to say, “I thought you loved me?” Now that I know what Love looks like I don’t have to ask. :yes:
    _____________________
    You are correct Sandra. I'm a work in progress. I can't lie I've been taking and taking but I'm doing much better! I had to first learn to have faith in GOD and not man, then start with yourself.

  • GAGIRL87

    And not a spot of blood on his crisp, white Tee.
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    :ghost: :rofl: :whistle: in my white tee

    Morning Sandra

  • GAGIRL87

    AJ from earlier I LOVE being anonymous in a city I've never been :yes:

  • A.J.

    Was it me or was Peter terribly rude to Cynthia and her issues.
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    He was a prick. But he has always been that way; he's more comfortable than he's even been on camera.

  • luVn_liFe…

    SandraRose
    did you see the vid of Anthony Davis (NBAplayer) being spanked in the locker room . . . .

    Butt Naked :blink: dude who was smacking him on his ass, even grabbed him between the butt cheek to turn him :eek:

  • GAGIRL87

    Luvn :hug: 's & :kiss: 'es where you at? :

  • A.J.

    AJ from earlier I LOVE being anonymous in a city I’ve never been
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    :thumbsup: It's the best.

  • luVn_liFe…

    :newpost: RHOA :shrug:

  • GAGIRL87

    he’s more comfortable than he’s even been on camera.
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    Peter looks like the type to have another family that Cynthia doesn't know about. Something isn't right about him :think: but I heard most island men act like him. I hope not

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    I got stuck on, "Derrimetria" and said fuk the whole story because I'm aggravated. I'll just make up my own story to go with these pictures like M T O.

  • lovezoe

    Taken- I told hubby the same thing. He want a looker, not a porker.

  • missyJ

    MisTaken :cell: The Black Mamba says:

    This story made my throat close up. My girl is dealing with an abusive stalker ex and I don’t know what to do.
    ____________________
    open you throat and help her get a restraining order change all her contact info, address, get her off social media… find a new job… basically she needs to start over. Sad but it’s better than being att
    -----------------------------------------

    I'm trying but grown folks gon do what grown folks gon do. I don't want to push because I don't want her to shut me out or feel like I'm judging her and her situation. She at least finally changed her number. Ol boy is really defeating her, stalking her, hacking her online accounts.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    She is lucky to be alive. It looks like he slit her throat. That's a lot of blood on her face and arm. :no:

  • A.J.

    did you see the vid of Anthony Davis (NBAplayer) being spanked in the locker room . . . .

    Butt Naked :blink: dude who was smacking him on his ass, even grabbed him between the butt cheek to turn him :eek:
    ___________
    That's disturbing to me but he looks comfortable with it.

  • missyJ

    A.J. says:

    did you see the vid of Anthony Davis (NBAplayer) being spanked in the locker room . . . .

    Butt Naked dude who was smacking him on his ass, even grabbed him between the butt cheek to turn him
    ___________
    That’s disturbing to me but he looks comfortable with it.

    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    just watched :facepalm: but boys do really stupid stuff. I could see some of my guy friends do it

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    If you're a woman in a relationship with another woman who acts like a thug: good luck with that. They are 10x worse than men. Thugs are men who over exaggerate what they think men should be because they lacked a father figure or good male role models growing up. Lesbian thugs also over exaggerate the male role, almost to a comical degree. :no:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    missyJ says:
    This story made my throat close up. My girl is dealing with an abusive stalker ex and I don’t know what to do.
    ____________________

    MisTaken says:
    open you throat and help her get a restraining order change all her contact info, address, get her off social media… find a new job… basically she needs to start over. Sad but it’s better than being att
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    missyJ says:
    I’m trying but grown folks gon do what grown folks gon do. I don’t want to push because I don’t want her to shut me out or feel like I’m judging her and her situation. She at least finally changed her number. Ol boy is really defeating her, stalking her, hacking her online accounts.
    _________________

    Your friend should get off online media. She doesn't have to delete her accounts, just stop updating for a year. It's good that she changed her number. She should get a gun permit. Restraining orders are a great tool in case she has to defend herself. If he's shot dead no jury will convict her if there is a TRO in place.

  • Just Looking

    :newpost:

  • http://SandieAtkins.Blogspot.com SandieAu05

    She is do blessed. We need to run the first time a dude even looks like he wants to get violent. Especially when you're talking about killing my kid. Naw boo....them fighting words.

  • http://SandieAtkins.Blogspot.com SandieAu05

    *so blessed. Not do blessed.

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