In the unfortunate event that you find yourself being stalked, harassed, or abused, an order of protection or a restraining order is designed to protect you from the person intent on making you their victim. Unfortunately, as Sheena Herschbach found out, they don't always work. In fact, in the case of Herschbach and her ex-boyfriend, convicted criminal Jason Edward Greniger, the law fails utterly.
Greniger was recently arrested. The charge: Herschbach alleges that he had kidnapped her and held her hostage in a local hotel for months. Eventually, he released her so that she could go buy him beer, but said that if she went to the police, he'd kill her. It's unbelievable that this woman was seeing people every day and too paralyzed with fear to get help. It breaks my heart.