It was not really a good feeling being woken up at 6 in the morning by some banging on your patio window! Turned out it was our neighbour's girlfriend, who is a Korean speaking very little English. Therefore, we had a hard time finding out from her exactly what happened. But from the scratchy information we got, we figured that they had a fight and she was being shut out of the apartment ... only in her nightdress and slippers!
We felt very sorry for her. So after wrapping her in a blanket and giving her some warm milk, we let her use the phone. But then we became increasingly uneasy with the situation. She said she was a student who has been here for 2 years ... but honestly, she didn't look a bit like student ... and I expect someone being in school here for 2 years to speak a lot better English. Husband went to knock on the neighbour's door but instead found him starting to leave in his car. When he saw Husband, he asked if he heard the screaming (?!). When told that his girlfriend was in our place, he said something really bazzar ... "She's poisoned! Get rid of her!" ... and then drove off! According to eye-witness (Husband), the neighbour looked insane.
When we suggested calling the police (shutting one out of the house in the middle of the night in the cold is considered domestic violence, right?), the girlfriend became close to hysterical and begged us not to. We became even more suspicious. She said she had called for a cab and it was on its way. Husband said she would have to wait outside our apartment if she didn't want us to call the police. So, she left, with the blanket. Of course, I kept an eye on her while Husband called the police.
The police officer came and still couldn't contact the boyfriend. Someone (I suppose a Korean man) came but he was definitely not driving cab but a Ford Taurus. So, the police officer had to let her go. Not wanting to leave me alone at home in case the insane neighbour returned and looked for trouble, Husband worked from home this morning. About 3 hours later, he noticed the Ford Taurus returned and left again. And we haven't seen the neighbour since.
What do you make of the situation? I think I have watched enough Law & Order, CSI, American Justice and Cold Case Files to start wondering if something deeper than just a relationship turning sour happened. I even bagged the mug in which I offered milk to her ... seriously, I did ... it is now in the laundry room!