I have a neighbor who is disabled and perpetually broke, so I pick up groceries, keep her supplied with cat food and litter and for her cat, make sure she gets a ride to doctor’s appointments and so on.
In addition to being perpetually broke, she is quite lonely, so when some acquaintance of hers asked if he could stay in her spare bedroom for a week because his wife was out of town (and in return, he would shovel snow, get groceries etc) she said yes. Weird right there, I know.
Anyhow this old guy has been there for days, then neighbor called me this afternoon in a panic. Apparently police surrounded her house, then came to the door and asked if Doug was there. Doug meanwhile dove into a back bedroom and told her not to answer the door. Neighbor thankfully let the police in, and Doug was removed from her house in handcuffs. She was subsequently questioned about his activities and whatever, and she also had to surrender both of her cell phones because he had used her phones to make phone calls.
So I go online and find out that the guy’s wife has apparently been missing for about a month; family finally called to make a missing person report. So I’m guessing Doug is a primary person of interest.
Doug did not report his wife missing - apparently all he had to offer was “she’s been staying with a sick relative out of town” which now appears to be completely bogus. Oh, and I should probably mention: he can cash her disability checks.
My neighbor is utterly freaked out that she may have been harboring a possible murderer or at least a guy whose wife is missing and he’s being inexplicably squirrely about it. I stopped by her house on the way home from work and she had a chair wedged up against her locked front door. She’s consumed with the idea that this guy is going to be let out and will come after her.
I am loaning her my smallest, most noisy dog for company and security tonight.