(Closed) How to deal with a crazy neighbor?

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Post # 3
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a crazy neighbor too! We rented the last house on a dead end street, and she was the second to last one right next to us. Well she hated people turning around in her driveway. One moring I take the newpaper out of the plastic sleeve and a note falls out, I guess the delivery guy uses her driveway to turn around in.  She demanded that the delivery guy not use her driveway, and since we are the last house on the street it was our fault and our problem to take care of. Previous to this the only contact we had was when she introduced herself and said she hoped we were not like the last tenant who smeared dog poop under her car door handles…lol.  I did call the newspaper and asked them to let the delivery guy know, but it didn’t work all the time so i canceled the paper, because she continued to leave notes. (by the way this was a very small house and driveway and for her to come leave notes in the paper and on the car meant she was a foot from our bedroom window, way too creepy for me!) The last straw was a friend came to visit one evening, and when he left he made the grave sin of backing up in her drive to turn around. Well she must have been waiting or something, cause she came out flug open is truck door and got in his face!!! We heard it happen, so I called the cops. She got warned never to step on “our” property or she would be arrested for tresspassing. The cops thought she was crazy too, after talking to her! Our landlord was my boss at the time and they had issues with her before also, and afer this incident they had their lawyer send a letter to her.  So my two cents… if she is gonna act crazy i would call the cops. I used it as a last resort because it is better/ easier to get along with your neighbors, but sometimes they get way out of line. You shouldn’t have to be harrassed everytime you come home or leave. She should understand that you are not parking there, and get over it. I hope it works out and gets better for you. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Is there any way you can avoid pulling up right next to her car or in front of her house? I know it’s a hassle you don’t need, and she sounds batshit crazy, but in my experience with batshit crazy folks the best solution is usually avoidance.

Calling the cops would only escalate the crazy, imo.

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

She sounds nuts. I would most certainly not be going over to talk to her though – you never know HOW crazy.

As far as cops? Probably not yet. BUT you could call and say something, just in case she does this over and over again, I’m sure having “proof” that she is a bit off would help if this ever escalates. Sorry. :/

Post # 6
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4480 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

I’d keep a log of the things she’s said and the dates, so that if you ever do need to call the cops (because she’s become threatening or has vandalized your property) you have a record. Otherwise, I’d just try to ignore it as much as I could.

I’m sorry!

Post # 8
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6351 posts
Bee Keeper

We should sic Italian Lady on her.

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