Dirtbag Stalking Husband's Client
My husband is an LPC (mental health therapist), and he specializes in children - abused, autism spectrum, etc. One of his clients is a girl who had been abused by her father (let's call him Dirtbag 1 - DB1). It's been an ongoing mess. I don't know the details because of HIPAA, and I don't want to know, either. I don't know how my husband deals with this kind of stuff all day long. :frown:
Anyway, the girl's mom is being stalked by DB1, who is the ex-husband. He even went so far as to use the GPS on her phone to track her movements. The service provider sent an automated text that let her know her phone was being tracked, and that was how she found out. She has since shut off the GPS. This guy has been caught in her front lawn - she has dogs who alerted her. She's called the cops numerous times.
This entire drama with this family and custody battle has been in and out of the courts, and my husband has been subpoenaed multiple times over this. DB1 is not fond of my husband because of it.
DB1 has now been trying to stalk her through my husband. A few days ago, he called after hours and left an unpleasant message. He says that as the father, he has the right to know what the treatments/diagnosis are and when his daughter is in therapy. Isn't that nice, to know exactly when the ex-wife and the child are going to be at the therapist's office? :scruntiny:
My husband has to comply with letting him know about the updates on the mental health of the child, but he has not been letting him know when the mom/child are at the office. My husband told him that if he wants to know mental health updates on the child, he will have to make an appointment and pay his full hourly rate. That made DB1 respond, "I'd rather pay for a sinner than the self-righteous." :rolleyes: While at first I thought that was a good idea to get him off his back because he doesn't want to pay, on the other hand it puts the bad guy in the same room with my husband, and gives him an excuse to be on the office grounds.
Now, let's throw in Dirtbag 2. DB2 is the mom's first dirtbag she bred with. So there's another girl, also my husband's client. DB1 and DB2 have decided to start banding together. At this point, they have decided to say mean things to the girls about my husband, which has upset them and made them cry.
So we've got one confirmed stalker and a second dirtbag who might start some mess, too. Since my husband's office is where the mom and both girls tend to be at on a regular basis, combined with the fact neither men like my husband, it's a sure bet that at least one of these guys are going to be around at some point if this keeps escalating. My husband does have a carry permit and does carry, but he's been pocket carrying a little P32. I've told him it's time to step up. This morning he went out the door with my CZ RAMI, OWB, under his sport coat. And the P32 in his pocket.
So we've got parking lot and in-office possible scenarios. His office is inside a children's clinic; the main door is not able to be auto locked/opened by the receptionist. It makes me sick to my stomach thinking some creep could be possibly targeting my husband. I have also considered the scenario that that DB1 might even stalk my husband back to our house. The drive from the office to our house is a short one.
I didn't think about it until after my husband left this morning, but I should have had him give me a full description of the guy. I'll be shooting him a text after I post this...
Dirtbag Stalking Husband's Client
1. protect yourself and your family
2. stop discussing it in a public forum
3. call attorney
4. call police