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OP’s roommate, Shelly, found a sub-letter to take over her own room. But surprisingly, it was Pete
OP informed the police, as she couldn’t fathom the idea of living with her abuser
“I agree with the consensus of calling the police the moment he arrives.“
“Doesn't matter what's on the lease. A restraining order takes priority.“
“So, she posted a picture of you in the ad, and surprise, surprise your stalker is the one who answered it.”
“It might be worth asking a lawyer or some legal advice if you can lay charges against your flat mate.”
“Your restraining order is more significant than your lease.”
“She has enough knowledge that if she does turn over the apartment key, she is committing a criminal offense.“
“Obviously the law is on your side so either she or Pete is going to have to ‘just deal’..”
“Perhaps you should talk to the police about her putting you in danger.”
“Just call the cops the second Pete tries to move in.”
“She may have the right to sublet to whomever she wants, but Pete cannot move in.”
The commenters were taken aback by Shelly's nonchalance and insistence to sublease the apartment to someone who sexually abused her own roommate.
They further assured OP that informing the police immediately was the right to do. If he's smart enough, he won't come close to the house, knowing fully well who lives there.
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