The other night I responded to a restraining order violation call involving a man and a woman, who have a child together. When I got there I saw them speaking to officers. The man, who was Caucasian and his 30s, was sitting on the bumper of a patrol car. His shirt was dirty and his hair was unkempt.
I stood there in awe as I listened to him ramble about all kinds of things. It was both funny and sad to know he was reproducing. I didn’t want to stand too close to him in case some of his dumbness tried to rub off onto me.
One of the first things he said was, “My record is a mile long.”
I had not doubt about that as I listened to him.
The subject of domestic violence came up and he had plenty to talk about since he’d been arrested before. He was talking to a cop when he said, “OJ fucked it up for everyone.”
I couldn’t help but laugh when I heard that. I wasn’t laughing at what happened with OJ Simpson. I was laughing because this guy said it in the middle of a domestic violence restraining order investigation.
The subject turned to his relationship with his ex and what she used to do for a living when he said, “She was a prostitute. It runs in her family.”
Who says that to a bunch of strangers? Just hilarious.
I then made small talk with the victim. “How long were you together?” I asked.
“For 17 years. We’re toxic together.”
She went on to tell me all kinds of stories about their drug use, their prison time and an 18 year daughter she gave up along time ago.
After he was arrested, the woman said she was going to call a friend for a ride. She walked to a fast food restaurant to wait. As she walked away, I wondered how much damage had been caused to their child by the “toxic” relationship they share.
Unfortunately, the poor kid doesn’t have a chance.