Weeks Bails Out
Thursday, October 3, 2002
In the space of an afternoon she vowed to fight on, then retreated fast.
India Weeks, the 31-year-old Monterey native, mother of four and candidate for city council, forfeited her bid for public office Tuesday after a recent vandalism arrest.
According to recent news reports Weeks was arrested last week for taking up a piece of pipe to smash out the windows of a truck parked near her house. The truck belongs to a handyman who works for a neighbor. She accuses the handyman of acting inappropriately with her 11-year-old daughter.
Weeks claims to be a pacifist who was overcome by "protective" and "instinctual" feeling when she saw the man in the neighborhood.
According to Monterey detectives, Weeks'' daughter did file a "suspicious circumstances" complaint which was assigned to an investigator on Sept. 4. His report was forwarded to the District Attorney''s Office.
Prior to changing her mind Weeks said found the whole experience "depressing" and expressed doubts about her viability.
"I feel like I''ve done so much for the community but I don''t know if I have the credibility to get things done," she says.
She had pledged to carry on. Later in the afternoon, she quit.
"I just want this to go away as soon as possible," she said. "I need to focus on my family."