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    so the criminal and civil actions against DBSC are moving along, and (no surprise) her story continues to evolve. Fortune is still located at the shipper's farm (we hope), and his *new* story to the police is that he had *no idea* the horse was stolen. As if he didn't load Fortune into his trailer all by his little self. Sigh. Talking to these two yahoos is like trying to nail jello to a tree.

    Cool Meadows is doing ok, this stress on top of her cancer and just-over radiation treatments is wearing her out, but she's enjoying her time with her baby. She knows you all are following her nightmare and appreciates the incredible outpouring of support and jingles.

    Hopefully this mess will be cleaned up soon by the courts and she'll regain possession of her horse Fortune. And the two dingbats will in the long run get their due. That's called 'karma' and it is very consistent


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    Jingling for a good outcome.
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    What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.



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    Hope he's back where he belongs in short order!
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    Sent her a FB message - please let her know that she doesn't need to reply.


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    Adding my jingles as well.



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    this is beginning to remind me of the old tv show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"....... *someone* placed a Craigslist ad in the personals section with Cool Meadows' phone number. Local constabulary have not been very helpful, BUT with that said, *someone* is about to be hit with criminal charges unrelated to the theft of Fortune, so perhaps the tides are beginning to change. All reports indicate that Fortune is still ok, Cool Meadows is hanging in there.


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    Jingles from central Illinois!



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    Quote Originally Posted by dogontired View Post
    this is beginning to remind me of the old tv show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"....... *someone* placed a Craigslist ad in the personals section with Cool Meadows' phone number. Local constabulary have not been very helpful, BUT with that said, *someone* is about to be hit with criminal charges unrelated to the theft of Fortune, so perhaps the tides are beginning to change. All reports indicate that Fortune is still ok, Cool Meadows is hanging in there.
    A craigs list add for what? Fortune??
    I was just going to look for this thread. This is crazy, Poor Woman!
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sannois View Post
    A craigs list add for what? Fortune??
    I was just going to look for this thread. This is crazy, Poor Woman!
    a craigslist ad in the personals section, as in the escort section, for Cool Meadows herself .....you can only imagine the calls she got from that one....



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    Quote Originally Posted by dogontired View Post
    a craigslist ad in the personals section, as in the escort section, for Cool Meadows herself .....you can only imagine the calls she got from that one....
    Oh My God~ That is just sick!
    "you can only ride the drama llama so hard before it decides to spit in your face." ?Caffeinated.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dogontired View Post
    a craigslist ad in the personals section, as in the escort section, for Cool Meadows herself .....you can only imagine the calls she got from that one....
    Don't know the whole story except what is written "on line" but when this crap happens, it is waaay over the line.


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    a craigslist ad in the personals section, as in the escort section, for Cool Meadows herself .....you can only imagine the calls she got from that one....
    That's unreal. And does not particularly help *someone's* case.

    Still jingling for the return of Fortune...rather literally, I suppose.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dogontired View Post
    this is beginning to remind me of the old tv show "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman"....... *someone* placed a Craigslist ad in the personals section with Cool Meadows' phone number. Local constabulary have not been very helpful, BUT with that said, *someone* is about to be hit with criminal charges unrelated to the theft of Fortune, so perhaps the tides are beginning to change. All reports indicate that Fortune is still ok, Cool Meadows is hanging in there.
    People just really... suck. We had someone do something like this to one of the board members of the rescue. Except the ad was in farm/garden and read something like: I work for a rescue that kills old horses. I have two old horses at my house the rescue is going to kill soon so I'm giving them away. My address is 123 N. Somewhere Street. Just come get them out of my pasture.



    The ad was placed the day before that BOD member was scheduled to be gone all day for a BEHS fundraiser. She had to put padlocks on her gate, had to have someone at her house 24/7. Fortunately no one came to get the free old horses (one wasn't old and the one who was old was HER horse, not the rescue's - we don't kill old horses, btw).

    The BOD member called the sheriff's dept. But even though we knew who put the ad up there, they said they could not do anything as they had no way to prove who placed the CL ad.

    People just amaze me (in bad ways).
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    It really is so sad that people can be so malicious emotional and financial vampires. But, the good people keep their head up and their shoulders back and move forward, in spite of all the muck and trash that the wingnuts throw. Cool Meadows is still maintaining her sense of humor and is just stunned at how much support she got from the folks on her FB and on COTH. That will get her through all of this, and to quote *someone* from the closed thread, the truth will prevail. Sometimes it just takes a while. Patience is a virtue, but honestly, sometimes it is an annoying virtue

    CM is going to see Fortune in the next couple of days, he's overdue for new shoes. She will have an escort (not the local constabulary, of course) so that all remains above board. I anticipate that Fortune will be back home with CM in the next week or so.


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    Please keep those of us who do not have access to her FB updates in the loop.



    It is hard to believe that someone would do something like that. OMFG. How low and just plain mean.


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    Thanks for the update. I've been thinking about this too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dogontired View Post
    a craigslist ad in the personals section, as in the escort section, for Cool Meadows herself .....you can only imagine the calls she got from that one....
    Someone did that to my brother when he was in high school, about 30 years ago... posted that he was an "attractive young model" to a "men-seeking-men" section of the personals in the local alternative paper, gave his first name and our phone number.

    Some very unsuspecting callers got treated to my mom being really, REALLY upset about it. My brother just didn't answer the phone for a while.
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    Back in the day, all we did was ring doorbells and run, or send in subscriptions to Playboy, etc. with the person's name on it. Boy have things gone downhill......

    Fortunately CM flagged the craigslist ad and so it's been taken down, but.....amazing how much time *someone* and her husband are spending to make CM more miserable than they already have by poaching her horse. Hope to have some splashy news and updates on this next week. Fingers crossed!


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    I don't even know where to start. I've learned a lot of things. I've learned that in Virginia, people with prior CPS convictions can legally take money to watch children if the charge had been bargained down from felony to misdemeanor. I also learned that those charges are confidential to the public and won't show on a background check. I've learned that it's legal to strap a nearly two year old into an unsecured car seat in a shut bedroom for hours during "naptime" because said two year old tends to climb out of the pack n play at daycare. Yes, legal, no, not the seemingly obvious child endangerment. I've learned that trespassing is legal in Virginia if not posted very specifically, or unless you send a certified letter to the person you want to not trespass. I've learned that you can go onto someone's property while they're away at work, or out of town, and steal property, and if you then make a claim to that property, you get to keep it till court.

    What else... the document analysis is currently in the works... the CA is apparently hoping to charge me for forgery because the lieutenant keeps talking about it, never mind my bos with witness. The other party apparently signs with two different names but I only ever knew them with the one name. Let's see what else we have... animal control was contacted to ask to check on Fortune and refused, saying that they've had "dozens" of complaints about the party holding him and all have been unfounded. The AC officer added that (verbatim) "some horses look like death on a cracker up there", but they're the ones that the other party claims are "20 or older". I argued that point, since I'm the owner of one fat 30 year old, but my argument was countered with "well an 80 year old grandma doesn't look like she did at 16, does she?" I've been advised to check Fortune myself since the other party has stated to officials that they might own, at most, 30% of my big, hard keeping, lame horse. I'm working on making that happen without getting shot since he's now seriously overdue for the farrier. I've tried to retain several lawyers who've all told me it's not worth my money, and that I don't even need them. What I need is a lawyer who knows horses, and is enthusiastic.

    There is a court date set for the craigslist harassment so the police did follow through with that investigation. In the meantime, the other party's other half charged ME with phone harassment when I don't even have that person's phone number. There's a court date for that, too. In between, I have been receiving nasty texts that go after my cancer, and are signed with "I wish you good luck and FORTUNE". You couldn't make this stuff up.

    The nastiest kicker is that I have a witness, who I'd never met before, who has been directly told by one of the parties involved that they stole my horse because I "abandoned my son and owed money for childcare." (they never told the witness I was away getting cancer treatment and of course didn't mention the decent sized monthly direct deposits for childcare plus the free board for two horses... they led witness to believe I was out partying). The witness did tell the investigating lieutenant, who read the witness statement to me and it seemed pretty clear cut but he said, "well, I don't know anything about horses." Witness doesn't want to testify in court due to a very legitimate fear of retribution which can be explained by PM. Details of the fear would reveal their identity. You just couldn't make any of this up and every day I feel more and more like I'm living in some twisted alice in wonderland nightmare. The CA has never returned any of my calls. I hear he is a horse person and I'm beginning to wonder who his horse friends must be, because something feels very wrong with all of this. So, so wrong. There's a court date set for Fortune but I'm told by the clerks that it will just be to see if the other party shows up and if they do, an actual trial date will be set. There's even more, but some things have to stay private for now. I'm just tired.
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    OH MY LORD! I saw my thread bumped up with your name and thought! HORRAY! Good news. Anything but.
    What a horrendous nightmare, Your right, You can't make that stuff up, even in a bad movie it is insane.
    God I am sending prayers that this nightmare will be over for you soon.
    I know you already know this but IT is amazing what a piece of work one can get in with and not even realize the depth of that persons personality.
    Horrid. I am so sorry.
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