At any rate, the guy confessed and is just a loser sociopath type guy. When my son said he was going to the police station the guy threatened him and the other roommate.
My son and the nice roommate are on the lease of their apartment. Sociopath is not. So, can they kick his ass out ASAP? At first they gave him 30 days and the police said they had to honor this. But, if he's not on the lease who the hell cares?
They DID go to the police and the sociopath doesn't know yet. My husband is going to try to exert any muscle we have so that this guy moves out. We are very concerned for our son's safety. They share a bedroom and hell, he could come at him with a butcher knife.
me (WW/BS): 48
4 kiddos in mid 20's
Me: I didn't sign up for this.
Him: you're already in this. All you can do is resign...
Did your son press charges, and is this joker going to be arrested? If not can he and his roommate file a restraining order against him?
Not sure about Cali laws, but if it were my boy he would not be unarmed. Maybe your H can stay with him a few days? Just thinking outloud here.
He "says" he's in law school and a conviction, in addition to the bankrupcy he filed recently, won't look good when trying to get a job.
Definitely go to the police. Is there any possibility that your son and roomie who ARE on the lease can ask the leasing office for a new apartment? Not breaking the lease, but moving to a different unit?
They can tell Psycho that they are moving, but he, of course, is not invited...
DD(21), DS(18, PDD-NOS)
6 Furkids - 4 dogs, 2 cats
WXH (serial cheater, 12+ OW)
Legally married 18yrs, together 16.5yrs
I edit often for clarity.
This site about evicting a roommate seemed particularly useful:
Even though the roommate is not on the lease, from what I read on several sites, it looks as though he would be classed as a tenant, because he has lived with your son for 30 days or more. Did your son put the 30-day notice in writing? The various sites seemed to indicate that this might be necessary and several offered suitable forms.
"Illegal activity" was one of the grounds given for legal eviction in CA. If the chap bought stuff online using your son's card, could he perhaps class that as illegal activity on the premises and use it a basis for the eviction?
Incidentally, more than one site stated categorically that a landlord was not entitled to get rid of a tenant's property in the interest of eviction.
Did your son's tenant put down any kind of deposit? My son is not in California, However, he once had a housemate, on a trial period, who was not a criminal, but who nonetheless turned out to be completely unsuitable. (I won't go into the gory details!) The young man was not working and was thus short of money. So my son offered to give him back the last month's rent, normally covered by the deposit, if he left early. The housemate accepted with alacrity and left almost immediately. My son was out-of-pocket, but considered his temporarily straitened financial situation to be well worth it, in order to be rid of the guy as soon as possible. (Obviously, he made him sign for the money, to cover himself.)
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