It could always be worse
A friendly wave, someone to feed your cat when you’re away or borrow a cup of sugar from—these are the things one would hope for from a neighbor. Occasionally, you have to deal with hearing a screaming baby or argument through thin walls. Worse still, cleaning up the leaves that fall from overhanging trees, but these problems generally aren’t too terrible. Every so often, however, you lose the neighbor lottery and get to live next to the neighbor from hell. These Redditors shared their stories, and after reading them, you’ll realize your frustration could be worse.
We can’t believe people like this exist!
“This isn’t even everything that went down with that neighbour, just some (not so) brief highlights.
My mom had this neighbour who pretended to be weak from cancer/chemo so her landlord couldn’t get mad at her for when trash bins were full and lawn was filthy. She even went as far as shaving her head and faking a limp, cane and everything. Mom baked her some cookies and offered to take care of her bins and lawn, neighbour spills about her scam. My mom, now enlightened about my neighbour’s The Fault in our Stars bullshit and tired of the trash blowing into our yard, called the landlord. Neighbour wasn’t happy and would blast music at ungodly hours of the night/wee morning to get back at my mom. Mom would get frustrated because she worked late and left early, filed noise complaint to police. Police arrive, neighbour claims my mom (old little Asian lady) punched her in the chest. Neighbour wants her arrested, mom shows cops our security cam footage, no mom punching, instead finds crazy neighbour kicking her 9 year old daughter out in the middle of the night. 9yo is banging on her door, my mom comes out to check on noise, tries to bring hysterical girl inside (it’s like 2am), neighbour comes out and sprays her with the hose. Neighbour taken away, daughter sent to live with dad.
TL;DR neighbour faked cancer, got arrested.”
“They tried to kill my dog because it was a ‘death dog.’ She was a white lab and very sweet.
We had a large fenced in back yard. My dog wasn’t terribly loud. She wasn’t aggressive at all. She was just the size of a lab and my neighbors, specifically the wife, thought that made her evil. They called the cops more than once saying my dog was terrorizing the neighborhood. The cops came, met the dog, and we explained that she was always in her yard. They left saying just make sure she stays in the yard. Well neighbor called two more times to complain and eventually they went and spoke with her about her ludicrous complaints.
Here is when she started taking matters into her own hands. We noticed our dog was getting sick a lot. Like really sick. We took her to the vet and the vet said we needed to stop feeding her human food that could be bad for dogs. We had NO CLUE what she was talking about. We went back home and decided to keep a closer eye on her. Turns out our neighbor had been dumping all manner of vile things over our fence. Food scraps, mop water, and god knows what else. We went and spoke with her about this and she denied it. Finally we caught the bitch on video and made sure she saw us recording her.
Later that night the husband comes over and apologizes for his wife and begs us not to call the cops. He promises he’ll ensure our dog is left alone. We agreed but said if anything happened to our dog again, we would press charges.
Thankfully she stopped coming after our dog. She moved on to our landscaping. She climbed over the fence more than once to trim (read hack and destroy) our hedges and a few saplings. She even went and pulled all the flowers out of our flower bed that we had just planted. We went and spoke with her husband as he was the more sane of the two. Same conversation as with our dog.
There were more random things that we could never prove. Eventually she fell very ill and passed. Her husband was like a different person. Invited us over for barbecues and all. Eventually even got himself a little dog.
TL;DR- called cops and then fed my pup food scrapes and cleaning supplies over a fence. Proceeded to destroy plants and her husbands life until she passed on.
Edit- We were always a little suspicious that she was not all there/may have suffered from some mental illness which is one of the reasons we worked with the husband and didn’t press charges immediately.
And I don’t think husband killed wife. Even though she was a handful, he honestly loved her and seemed to genuinely grieve for her. I do believe there was some relief eventually though. No longer having to babysit her constantly etc”