I mean any respectable collection is surely going to have a little Amy Reid.
Brookfield police mediated several recent neighbor disputes, although none seemed to get resolved.
According to police reports:
Dog feces: A 72-year-old man on Edwards Street called officers Aug. 30 to complain about dog feces in his yard he said was left by his neighbor’s dog.
Five days later, the 47-year-old dog owner called police about 10 p.m. to say the dispute was continuing. He said his 72-year-old neighbor was claiming he was spreading dog feces on the lot line and throwing it on his house.
Officers responded and found no feces. They recommended the men erect some kind of lot line barrier and try to learn to coexist as neighbors.
Spitting: A man on Weston Hills Drive called police Sept. 5 to complain an elderly neighbor spits phlegm on his yard while she cuts her grass. He said she was mowing at the time. Police talked to the woman who denied spitting on his property. The man did not want to engage in mediation services. A police log noted “this is a long standing feud with no solution.”
Skateboarding: A woman on Brookfield Road called police Sept. 10 to say she was worried that children skateboarding on large rocks on her lot line would fall, injure their heads and perhaps sue her. The children’s father said the woman has swore at the youth and was harassing them. Officers advised the man to keep the children off the rocks.
Put this guy in a Budweiser Commercial!
Taken on the original Neighbor Shame road trip, this was one of many ‘permanent yard sales’ we encountered in the backwoods of Maine. This neighbor has clearly taken the Yard Sale idea a bit too far.
- Skowhegan, Maine