Roommate in jail

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Schaub
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Roommate in jail

Post by Schaub » Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:35 am

My ex-husband and I have remained friends. He is on SSDI, and has a mental disability.
He moved into a rental place, with a roommate approximately 45 days ago, at Jacksonville FL, 32254. His rent was paid, and he has receipts to prove it.  Now his roommate was arrested and in jail per below.
Everything he owns was at that house, including new-Christmas things I bought for him, all his food from the recent Hurricane Irma DCF relief, for $370 (he usually receives only $16 a month in food stamps, so I took him to the store and he stocked up). He just bought $70 in tobacco and papers to roll his own cigarettes, and his machine was with it, etc., etc.
When I took him back home to his rental yesterday, his roommate had broken in his room and stole some of his things and took the air conditioner out of his window to get in.
My husband called the police, but they said they couldn't do anything, and his roommate was not there at that point.
About 10 minutes later his roommate showed up and just went completely berserk! He threatened to kill My husband and My husband was locked in his bedroom. He took My husband things that were outside his room (in the kitchen and dining area) and started throwing them outside to the curb, making sure he broke his things, while he danced crazily in front of my car; I felt so helpless (and I have a physical disability). At one point, he was singing that he was going to kill me, too. My husband and I both called the police numerous times, told them what Talmedge was doing, that we just found out that he smokes weed heavily, and that he threatened to kill both of us; they did not show up for over an hour and 15 minutes!)
Then Talmedge (roommate) broke My husband bedroom door down and this violence is while he is in jail. He proceeded to takes My husband's 32" color tv, smashed it to pieces in the yard, then pulled his * out and urinated all over it, while neighbor's, Charlie, and I watched in horror! He drug everything out of My husband's room and threw it to the curb, in a heaping mess, while smashing and breaking what he could. My husband and I were both devastated and crying.
The police (finally), and Talmedge's Father both showed up. His Father got nowhere with him. He said his Son was off his meds and needed to be Baker Acted to a mental facility. The police, after taking well over an hour to show up even, said Talmedge the roomate did not "meet the criteria" for Baker Acting him. But he was put into jail. We could not believe our ears. Does someone have to get beaten up or die before they'll take him?!
I had to find shelter for My husband for the night, as I live in a senior facility. All My husband has is the clothes on his back now...and that's it; he is so devastated and does not know what to do, and is ready to give up. Everything is gone, including personal papers and memorabilia.
Can you please help him, as soon as is possible?! We would really appreciate anything you can do.

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