First off I am just an average citizen. And I live in WA state. I want to thank anyone who is willing to answer my post as I feel very abused at the moment and it is disturbing my family.
First a little background.
I bought a truck a week ago and the guy I bought it from left a towing controller box in the truck. A day later he wanted it back and I obliged to do so by my own generosity since he said he spent a lot of money on it and needed it for his new truck. That day he sent his girlfriend to pickup this part to my house so that I could give it to her. When she arrived I forgot to give her the bracket that holds it so she returned maybe 30-40 minutes later and picked up that piece.
Well the next day i get a call from the seller. He starts calling me names and accusing me of giving him a different item than what was in the car and then starts asking me why I didn't cut the cables because he needed them. I told him I wouldn't and that I assumed he would get a new cable for his new truck. I have to say that i know nothing about these things so I just assumed and i am not about to cut any wires and I told his girlfriend i wouldn't. Well after he verbally abused me for a good 5 minutes we ended the phone call with him saying he demanded that i get him this harness and remove it from the truck.
The next day I sent him a text message after I bought a new tow controller(exact same one) and offered to give him the new one. He never answered. Not for 3 days. Well on the 4th day he sends me a message saying "I am getting under his skin" "you make me make 3 trips to get what was mine" granted i know nothing of a third trip only the two trips by his girlfriend which probably were not full trips since he live 1.5 hours away. then he says" You can bring me that F'n plug today or deal with my bad side!"
I then replied by saying he was blowing this out of proportion and that he should have contacted me 3 days ago. And then I said "if you are going to threaten me over a wire then I really dont have much more to say to you."
The he says" I want the whole length of the wire harness and get it now"
The I text him back explaining why he should have contacted me 3 days ago and that I cant help him today. I work as a subcontractor for DHS so I don't even want to be anywhere near some idiot wanting a fist fight over stupid stuff. The wire is worth 15-20 bucks tops.
Then he says"Ok Dooshbag...(on and on how I inconvenienced him) ..I am the wrong guy you want to pull that **** on! Trust me"
I replied" Ill mail it and thats it. If you are threatening me I will call the cops."
He then says" Cops, you are now a *****""I need it now dude!"
I tell him I work for DHS and I don't want to be anywhere near trouble
He tells me the cops and DHS can ...whatever
I tell him to "calm down"
He tells me he is a "15 year MMA fighter, give this pic to your wife so she know what she is missing"
Sends a pic of himself flexing in a picture all buffed out after the gym
i say" I can mail it today where do you want it sent?"
And then i said " Ok I am done being polite"
then I am " a dooshbag and a *****...."
So I called my local police and I the officer said none of this is threatening and he cant do anything. He said he would call the guy for me and try to get him to knock it off. I give the officer the number and the guy quits texting me.
My wife works from home so I tell her what happened and she freaks. She works from home and I go away for 2 weeks for work on the southern border for CBP in 5 days.
So to make her feel better I call the same officer and ask that he looks at the messages and tells me its not threatening.
He shows up and tells me" I would be upset too if I was that guy, and he seemed nice on the phone" He said the guy would send me his address to send him his wire which really isnt his I am just being nice. He never sent me the address and now i feel a little bit shorted by my police officer. Should I feel this way? My wife is scared and the officer told me I can't even file a report on it. In fact he accused me of trying to make this bigger than it is or try to get someone in trouble.
I think I am just too damn nice.
i would appreciate any opinion. I am considering going over the officers head to his superior. At least check in on my wife. I told the officer that and he blew me off. I can't believe it.