Here’s a little background on the situation:
I’m from Baltimore, MD on the westside and I used to live on Garrison BLVD with my family. In January of last year I moved to Randallstown and I got my own place. It was a lot of fun being on my own too. The problem is I was a little too nice and basically invited all my friends over, let them crash, eat my food, chill and play games etc. etc.
I had one particular friend that I hung out with more than others. We always met up every morning and smoked big blunts together. If I didn’t have class I would practically hang out with him all day. I had known him for almost an entire year at this point so I trusted him a bit more than I probably should have. I say that because on April 6, 2015 my house was burglarized and he was responsible. He stole my PS4 (which I replaced) all the games I had for it and my beats pill XL. I couldn’t replace the beats pill XL because it got recalled when I finally got enough money to replace it.
I almost went against my better judgement and DIDN’T call the police because I didn’t want to be a “snitch”. Where I’m from contacting the local authorities for any reason is heavily frowned upon. But I thought about it…renters insurance requires a police report to be filed and I kinda needed the money, so I called the cops. They came to my apartment and asked me some questions. I tell them what was stolen and list all the games I had.
Then about a week later a detective called my cell phone and asked me more questions, and ask me did I have an address of the perpetrator. I told her I didn’t know, because I really didn’t. Then the next day she tells me to meet her at Mondawmin mall in front of the gamestop. I go there and we shake hands and introduce ourselves. After that, we walk into the gamestop and I see three of the games that were stolen. It was Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs and The Evil Within.
I eventually told all my friends from my old neighborhood what happened and what’s going to happen. They’re all telling me not to testify in court and it’s bad enough I got the police involved. They told me I should have just rolled up on the nigga who did it and just beat the shit out of him, but I knew that would have been a bad idea. Now I got a court date for June 9th to actually testify against him. I kinda don’t wanna do it if it’s not going to get me my shit back. Because if I’m not going to get anything back I don’t see any point.
TL;DR: I was friends with a cruddy nigga. He broke in my house stole my ps4, the police finally caught his bitch ass and I have a court date on June 9th to testify against him. Should I do it or no?