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The next door neighbor just knocked on my door to tell me my son threw a rock at her car.
Um, okay. But my 3 girls were sitting right in the yard and they right away jumped up to say it wasn't my son but the boy that lives down the street (who's a bit of a trouble maker).
So I explain that to the woman. She seems nice enough about it.
The boy is sitting in my yard looking guilty as dirt but won't speak to her so she tells him she's going to go talk to his mom and that if he had damaged her car his mother would be liable for the repairs. As she's walking across the yard someone in her house starts yelling out the door for her to just call the cops.
I'm like WTH? Call the cops because a kid threw one rock? He's like 6 or 7 years old, by the way.
Whoever was in the house insisted it would just be easier to call the cops over this issue like the cops don't have anything better to do than deal with an issue that could and SHOULD easily be dealt with like the woman originally wanted to do: by talking to the kids' mother who I know would punish him (as I would have done if I caught my kid doing it although I don't think he would on purpose in a million years).
This is what's wrong with the world today... people skipping talking to each other to deal with their problems and just calling the cops for minor stuff. Hopefully the neighbor won't listen to her friend.
Of course if this was an ongoing problem I could understand involving the police but a one time incident should be settled neighbor to neighbor, IMO.
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