I thought this only happened in movies…..
I had to treat a young lady in her early twenties last night. She was apparently caught cheating by her live in partner.
She left home earlier in the day to go to a concert with her ‘outside guy’ and somehow got caught by her ‘current guy’. They fled the scene in their car and hey boyfriend actually chased them in his.
Eventually they crashed after he hit their car from behind, she jumped out of the vehicle and took off on foot. Her ex jumped out of his car and ran behind her……and of course he caught up to her. It led to an assault charge being placed against him.
She came into the ER hysterical and, also extremely drunk. She told me that she had a restraining order put against him which he constantly violated.
I had to get someone from social work involved because while all of this excitement was going on they had left the 3 year old at home, by herself for over 10 or more hours…….that alone is madness.