Fiancee of man in standoff: He was betrayed by debtor
..........Ferguson's fiancee, Dawn Brim, told The Times of Munster for a story published Sunday that she doesn't understand what triggered Friday's incident, but is certain he was upset about money he was owed by a man who worked at the Prudential office.
"I know the gentleman owed him the money. I've seen the emails," Brim said. "He originally borrowed $15,000 and he paid a little of it back and all of a sudden he stopped paying it back. The last I heard he still owed about $13,000."
Brim described Ferguson as a loving father who had many friends. She said he'd been hailed as a hero seven years ago after rescuing a man from a burning home.............
Brim said Ferguson had suffered a series of setbacks in his life. His wife died several years ago, leaving him to raise three children. And a construction injury had left him in constant pain and often unable to work, she said........"I talked to him Thursday night. He told me he couldn't wait to get back home to the kids," she said.