Going to bullet point this cause its kind of a long story.
-Close friends with someone for 8 years
-Got a girlfriend who lived with him (slightly prior to the summer and over the summer)
-She went back to college to live there (40 minute drive)
-He ended it with her
-Supposedly made him psycho cause of all the shit she did to him (read i still dont know what this is but this is what hes told me)
-Became obsessed with the lead singer of a shitty band (Jacob Bannon, Converge) and all this shit about true heart break and what not
-Life started going downhill for him at this point, wouldnt listen to ** any** of his close friends, but rather some dumb broad
-Lost an $17 internship, kicked out school, has a restraining order on him from the girl he was with
-No job, starts coming at me for money that i supposedly owe him (read: it was a gift)
-Threatened extortion on me ($20 a week by december [this was in november last year] or i lose a windshield + tires, his words)
-Texts me all the time harassing me.
-Eventually violates his restraining order again by keying the girls car (yes he drove all the way down there)
-Gets sent to a psycho ward
-Just got out last week of feb/first week of march on 2 years watch/probation
-Immediately started sending me FB messages again and general harassment
-Texted me again this morning bothering me
Thats the story and today I was really fed up with it so I wanted to get a restraining order. I went to my District Court and they told me I had to go to Superior Court a few cities away cause we werent dating/related. Regardless, I called the Superior Court and they told me that it wouldnt be free (its free for spouses and relatives) but rather $275 + more for summonings/servings. And this is all depending on what I make a year which isnt a lot. The guy I spoke with said the judge can lower it down to nothingI work part time at Stop and Shop and am a Full time College student paying for my car, gas, some food, and cellphone.
I was going to go tomorrow and actually try and see what they bump the price to if anything but if they wont, or i still cant afford it, ** what is my best option**? I havent threatened this kid at all ever once to cover myself. But I mean if I cant get a restraining order, what is my next best option? What am I to do?