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I hate feeling uneasy in my own home.

Discussion in 'Family Life - Stories, Pictures & Updates' started by PotterWatch, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    We have had some problems with our neighbor to the south for a little while. The oldest son has some friends who are less than desirable, i.e., gangbangers. We had our house broken into several months ago and we have always had some suspicions that some of those guys may have been involved. Several times I have found trash in my yard from when they hang out next door. We have had things stolen from our front yard when we have forgotten to bring them in. Things like coolers, a scooter, etc. This doesn't happen often but it still ticks me off, of course.

    Well tonight was just too much. I was woken around 1am by one of their cars going by with the bass turned up as high as it will go. I decided to keep an eye on what they were doing. I opened my living room blinds but kept the lights off inside so that they wouldn't know I was there. I watched a couple guys walk over to my yard and then walk back, but they stopped where they were blocked from view by the large tree next to the sidewalk so I couldn't tell what they were doing. Then I saw one guy walk over with a large bottle in his hand and walk back without it. They were throwing their beer bottles and trash in my front garden! I took one of the dogs with me and went out to tell them to pick up their trash. Of course they tried playing innocent at first but I was ticked and not going to let them get away with it. I admit I swore at them several times but they finally did pick up their trash. One guy kept mouthing off and told me he would clean my whole yard if I asked him nicely. He said he would clean me and my dog too. That's when I went and woke my husband. He went out and talked to the kid who lives there. After a minute, the Mom came out. We told them we don't mind if they hang out there but that we are sick and tired of cleaning up after them. The mouthy kid came back and was trying to act like was just being a boyscout in offering to help clean up; yeah right.

    So anyway, now I am back inside and worried about going to sleep in case they decide to retaliate in some way. My husband is online looking up camera systems so we can put one in asap. Our neighborhood would be perfectly fine if it weren't for the friends that hang out next door but they are enough to make me uneasy in my own house. That sucks.
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    Wow - I'm really sorry you are dealing with this. That's scary. From now on, PLEASE, just call the police! Get a file going on them. Maybe they will find somewhere else to hang out.... [​IMG]
  3. Dreadlock chook mama

    Dreadlock chook mama Hatching

    Jul 31, 2010
    Big hugs, sounds rotton. hope you can find some peace in your home soon xxxxx
  4. hughmac312

    hughmac312 In the Brooder

    bad news, sorry for your troubles, i was thinking you were a neighbor of mine as
    you describe similar issues we have here...

    if you roll over and let them have their way your in trouble, if you stand up to them more trouble...

    i've wondered how to handle it myself..

    my troubles also arose from me being a substitute teacher. some kids in the neighborhood recognized me
    and next thing you know, grafitti and vandalism... who would have thought that insisting kids conduct themselves
    properly in school would cause me so much trouble... oh well
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  6. chicknduck

    chicknduck Songster

    May 21, 2010
    [​IMG] good luck I hope the situation gets better
  7. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Get the video camera up... in a hidden spot. #1 thing on the list..
    Next i'd go to the station and talk to the police... tell them what the kid said and whats been happening... and to be forewarned that they may retaliate.
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    That sounds just miserable- Sorry you have to deal with these lowlifes!

    Imp- I'm very impressed with your bravery.

    There's been a plethora of similar posts recently. Maybe we need a BYC enforcer club. We'd travel around straightening out wayward neighbors- or just make them disappear. [​IMG]
  9. FarmerJamie

    FarmerJamie Songster

    Mar 21, 2010
    wow lady, your chickens look well fed since your neighbors disappeared....

    Good luck, PotterWatch.
  10. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    My neighbors avoid me. They have been to prison for drugs, & started their life here thinking it was a party spot in the country. Well, now I'm known as the crazy tattooed neighbor that will shoot you in a bat of an eye. I sure enjoy having quiet neighbors.

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