My 40 year old son was arrested on Tuesday evening on an unrelated matter, but earlier in the day we had to call police because he lost the plot and threatened me with a golf club, brandishing it just inches from my face. He then threatened Steve with it. Moments later he picked up an axe and threatened to cut Buddy, my dog, in half with an it.
He reckoned that I love Buddy more than him and he hated me for it. I stood my ground and wouldn't let him past. Armed with an axe or not, he wasn't getting anywhere near Buddy to harm him.
When he learned the police were coming he took off with his sister in her car, but returned later when he thought it was safe. So did the police, however, to arrest him on various other charges I knew nothing about. With police assistance we are getting a DVO [Domestic Violence Order] to prevent him returning here. We simply don't need that sort of thing, and I just can't trust him anymore.
Thing is, it is only since he's been gone that I've learned that he's been stealing from me. Tools and equipment are missing from their places and we found pawn shop receipts for some of the missing items. My sister seems to think having him charged would only inflame matters even more and that I should just let it be. However, I disagree.
Whether or not it inflames thing more, I will have him charged because I'm sick and tired of him taking advantage of me. It stops now. He will never again live under my roof, not ever, not for any reason. He's done his dash and I'm moving on without him.