I was really disgusted when I heard this story on the news yesterday afternoon...
A 14 year old boy has been charged and brought before a judge for meowing at his neighbor. (Don't you want to live in that town if that's all the cops have to do with their time?!)
The neighbor from hell, Alexandria Carasia, is a crotchety 78 year old woman who complained so much about the young boy's cat "using her flower garden as a litter box" that his parents gave the cat away. He is charged with meowing when he saw her after that. In my opinion, an appropriate response from a young teen.
"...Sally Loughner told the court that she ended up sending her cat to live with family members so that she could "keep peace in the neighborhood."
Defense attorney David Martin Jr. asked that the case be dropped. "This should never have been filed," Martin said. "This is not something that police should be wasting their time with or wasting the court's time."
The judge heard from both parties Tuesday. He decided to wait 90 days before ruling, saying he'll decide what to do after seeing how the boy and his neighbor get along in the meantime." (source)
Liz, who posts here, has her own crotchety neighbor from hell, but unfortunately for her he's not a 78 year old woman, but a big thuggish Carp Union boss. He has done some despicable things to her (a grown man constantly harassing a single mom) and last night we were trying to come up with legal things she could do to annoy him (she's tried being the overly-nice neighbor to no avail). I suggested a huge "Lynn Swann for Governor" sign which would annoy Carp-Boy on two levels: Swann’s opponent is the bought and paid for Union candidate and her neighbor is a racist...
Any suggestions for dealing with neighbor trouble –or anyone disagree with me and think the "meowing" is worthy of a court date?