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Police Report: ‘But love is blind, and lovers cannot see’

Especially when lying under a bed in the dark on drugs.

Relationship experts have identified at least seven types of romantic love, including “escapist love” and “self-loathing” love.

The former reflects the hope that the love object will provide escape from an unhappy life. The latter, often involving various kinds of abuse, provides comforting confirmation that the abused is, in fact, unworthy and deserves to be treated badly.

Precisely which kind of “love” was at play at about 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7, at a home in the 13600 block of Highway 12 in Glen Ellen, isn’t clear. Perhaps both.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to an anonymous call about a man with a protective order issued against him, who was reportedly at a residence he was forbidden to visit because of a prior incident that included domestic violence and terrorist threats. Dispatch called the residence twice. The first time a woman answered, and when the Sheriff’s dispatcher identified herself, the phone was hung up. A second call resulted in the phone being picked up and hung up.


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