The former girlfriend of ajar, Ames was also friends with Roy Lopez, the other alleged “fence,” and buddies with Lee.
Postscript: According to his Instagram and Facebook feed, ajar is still living large.
Nothing especially surprising there, except that she kept opening the door instead of leaving it ajar while cleaning.
1718, perhaps from Scottish dialectal a char "slightly open," earlier on char (early 16c.), from Middle English char, from Old English cier "a turn."