Check in your city and see if there is an archaic but still legit law called a "Peace Bond". This can be used against you when people profess to be
"scared" of you. Basically, you are arrested and placed under a 30, 60 or 90 day watch to "maintain the peace". This means anything you do that can be
deemed as "scaring someone", even "looking at them in an aggressive manner", or walking past their property, can cause you to be arrested in violation
of this "peace bond".
You will then attend a "hearing" before a magistrate to determine if you are guilty of what amounts to disturbing the "peace". It is not the same laws
as disturbing the peace, but I was arrested under this by some neighbors when their dog attacked my 15 year old daughter and she called 911. They
denied the animal was outside, as it was corralled and put up by the time the police got there.
I was arrested under the 80 year old law, which had not been used against anyone in my community for over 60 years. The police officer that arrested
me apologized for arresting me, he was embarrassed, and was very kind, he only did it because he had to. He handcuffed my hands in front, took them
off in the car, and the cuffs were placed loosely back on when we got to the station.
It was harrassment, and even though the county and DA acknowledged it was harrassment, they were required to act, because the neighbors filled out an
affidavit before the judge claiming they were "scared for their lives" of us... , particularly my daughter. The peace bond was really on her, but I
was her guardian, so I was the one arrested.
All it takes is the proclomation to be stated and signed before the judge. Who is to doubt when someone claims they are in fear for their lives? The
judge has to sign the bond. Basically, anyone can have anyone arrested under this law, but few know it even exists.
The only reason that I am suggesting looking into this is because you said they claimed they were scared of you. Looks like they may be laying the
ground work for this, so forewarned is forearmed. Check your laws, and be prepared, because all it takes is someone to make the claim.
edit on 5-2-2012 by Libertygal because: typo
PS I was not required to post any money for the bond, and was released by the magistrate in an hour on my own recognizance, under the condition that I
keep control of my child and prevent her from contacting the neighbor. Even though the neighbors' dog attacked on *our* property, which I later proved
beyond the shadow of a doubt, and was almost arrested for that too. BUT thats *another* story!
edit on 5-2-2012 by Libertygal because: added PS