Domestic Abuse: Stalking
Adam and Jennifer were living together for a little over two years before their relationship ended because Jennifer couldn’t handle Adam’s temper any more. The apartment was leased to Jennifer, so Adam moved out after the break up. While Jennifer still has feelings for Adam she knows that he can spirals into uncontrollable rages which frighten her. A few weeks after Adam moves out, Jennifer finds him waiting for her in the lobby of her building. He was in the neighborhood and remembered that he forgot to pack some DVDs when he moved out. Jennifer invites him in and they talk for a while before Adam picks up his DVDs and leaves. The next day, Jennifer has a few drinks with her friends at the local pub and Adam bumps into her at the bar. He looks as surprised to see her as she is to see him. They talk for a few minutes and she goes back to the booth to join her friends. Over the course of the evening, her friends mention that Adam has been staring intently at her from across the room. She dismisses this with a laugh and changes the subject. Later that night, Jennifer can’t shake the feeling someone is following her as she walks home from the bar. She ignores her instinct and just walks faster. After she gets into her building, she runs up the stairs and into her apartment. The next morning, Jennifer is running late to work so she hails a taxi. As she climbs into the cab, she notices Adam standing unshaven in the same clothes he had on last night against the side of her building smoking a cigarette. As the car pulls away, she notices that he has that familiar enraged look on his face. Once she gets to work, Jennifer calls her best friend to ask if she can spend the night at her apartment because she is afraid to go home.