Okay... so here's the story. My girlfriend's brother is crazy. And by crazy, i mean literally crazy. Not sane. Tonight, something happens (I'm not sure what, random things just set him off, she didn't mention specifically what happened) and he's chasing after her, and he hits her, and he's done this before, so she screams and some neighbors call the cops and they arrest him. But apparently he's free to go tonight, and he just can't come back to their house for 72 hours. Her mom has some kind of "cant betray her son" complex and just refuses to do anything about this... and he's 18 by the way. So she's scared about what's going to happen after 72 hours... or even before... because he'll think it's her fault that he got arrested, and he's not rational. I'm talking to her and she's so upset... she's almost crying (she doesnt cry. so that's a big deal) and I'm thinking maybe she can get a restraining order or something... I know talkbass is a weird place to ask about this, but neither of us have any idea what to do or who to even talk to for some advice. She's really scared... it seems like there should be something somebody can do. Does anybody know what can be done, or who she can talk to for help?