Dancers Anonymous > when a blonde hits on you

Discussion in 'Dancers Anonymous' started by tsb, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    make sure she's not holding a box cutter.

    i was at a park feeding the homeless when this person, motivated by the voices in her head, took a cab to the park, got out, walked across the park, came up behind me, used a box cutter on my neck, then jogged back to her cab, got in and left the park. it gets better - she was out on unsupervised probation after attacking two homeless men with a knife in january.

    fortunately, she managed to miss certain arteries or i might have bled out on the spot.

    now up to about 3-4 dances a night before my body says i have to stop.

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  2. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    Good grief! I wish you a speedy recovery.

    What a world.*sigh*
  3. twnkltoz

    twnkltoz Well-Known Member

    That is just crazy...I'm so sorry that happened to you, but at least your'e back on the dance floor.
  4. cornutt

    cornutt Well-Known Member

    Damn. The other night I was wondering where you had been. Hope you get better soon.
  5. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    wishing you a full recovery ...inside and out....
  6. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    thanks for your well wishes. i'm sleeping about 12-14 hours a day after trying to go back to a normal routine for about a week.

    everyone else seems to be more freaked out about it that i am. but my problems are a little more tangible. i know that if this person had attacked someone else successfully i'd be overprocessing on how i didn't stop it somehow.

    i've been back to the park since i got out of the hospital. the response of some of the folks who come out to eat has strengthened my resolve to keep doing so.
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  7. pygmalion

    pygmalion Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry you're going through this.
  8. Terpsichorean Clod

    Terpsichorean Clod Well-Known Member

    You're one tough cookie. Can't keep you off the dancefloor.
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  9. Purr

    Purr Well-Known Member

    I'm so sorry this happened. I hope you make a full recovery.
  10. JudeMorrigan

    JudeMorrigan Well-Known Member

    Oh my. Wishing you the best!
  11. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    glad you are doing well!!

    my take away from this

    when a blonde hits on you................. HIT BACK!
  12. Larinda McRaven

    Larinda McRaven Site Moderator Staff Member

    my gosh, I thought this was going to be a joke!!

    Please be well and heal!
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  13. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    i'm a major extrovert, so i need to get out. i'm managing a lunch outing daily and an evening outing every other day at this point.
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  14. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    i wish this were a joke, although there have actually been a lot of somewhat funny moments (i have a quirky sense of humor) thoughout all of this.

    this morning i got contacted to be consulted concerning sentencing. my attacker has 17 misdemeanor convictions and has admitted quite freely that she intended to kill me and wanted to drink my blood. given that we are complete strangers and there's obviously something very not right about her, i'm able to be forgiving and not particularly vindictive, but i don't think she should be out under any circumstances.

    it's first degree (premeditated) attempted murder, so the minimum sentence starts at 15-life. i don't pretend to understand the nuances, but it goes to life + 4 for the use of a box cutter (in CA, life +10 for using a firearm, life +10 +20 for discharging that firearm.) which i think is added to the determinate portion of the sentence. eligibility for parole is based on that determinate portion. 15-life would mean eligibility for parole in only eight years, though highly unlikely due to the unique circumstances in this case. 15-life +4 might mean eligibility in 10 years or 12. and the CA victim's bill of rights means i have to be notified if she were to get a parole hearing.
  15. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    i've only considered hitting a female once in my entire life. i much prefer cutting remarks that leave long lasting emotional scars.
  16. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    oh yeah - i met my trauma surgeon who told me that they'd had to repair branches off my carotid. it still seems so unreal contemplating this.
  17. Mr 4 styles

    Mr 4 styles Well-Known Member

    ones bearing weapons must be considered differently
  18. fascination

    fascination Site Moderator Staff Member

    what a trauma....I am so glad that you are going to have the opportunity to get well....
  19. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Well-Known Member

    Tsb, so sorry you had to go through this. Glad you're doing well.

    This sort of thing makes me glad I'm not so social a person. I was just discussing this with a friend while we were watching the local news. A homeless man stabbed someone on the street, then went in to a Target store, stabbed several more, held a girl hostage, putting her in the hospital.. I mean, it's craziness out there, and I actually don't feel so bad about being borderline reclusive these days lol
  20. tsb

    tsb Well-Known Member

    that's what my firearms are for.

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