September 6th, 2008

breaking bad

Good Samaritan

A friend who isn't on livejournal, but I know sometimes reads this blog, is having a hard time. I'll call him S. Last week he woke up early in the morning when a couple of drunks were making a row in the street, and breaking bits off cars. An old man across the street came out to confront the drunks and they pushed him around a bit. S went out to help the old chap, and got him into his house safely. In return the drunkards broke S's car windscreen, and told him they 'knew where he lived'.

Subsequently they have been back several times to throw eggs at his door, trash his garden etc. I think yesterday they came back with a whole gang of people who surrounded his house. It sounds just awful. Not sure of the details as S was understandably very upset yesterday, texting me from the house while this was going on. He's had to move out of the house for a few days (I think he's staying with friends this weekend). May have to move entirely. How dreadful is that, just for helping an old man?

I'm just posting to say hang in there, and I'm sure everyone reading this will be sending their best wishes that it all gets sorted soon. What a world we live in.