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Teens tp'd, egged and used grass killer to "draw" an obscene image on our lawn

Posted by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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I've been a member here for a long time, but I haven't felt the need to post lately. Until now.

I have 17-yr-old triplets -- 2 girls and a boy -- an 8 yr old son and 2 stepdaughters (who are in college.)

My daughter (M) was in a twitter run-in with a former friend (R). R was mad at M because R's ex-boyfriend(s) now like M. It caused my daughter (M) great pain and she was very upset and crying the other day."R" brought 2 other girls into the situation -- or they joined because they like drama, who knows -- and the whole thing got out of hand.

My daughter's dad took her and the other triplets on a cruise this past weekend. Late friday night, my stepdaughter was pulling into the driveway when she noticed our house had been toilet papered and egged. There was a car parked next to our front lawn and it took off when they saw her lights. She followed it and got the license plate #. We called the sheriff next morning and sure enough, the license plate # was traced to "R" and her army of 2. The officer rounded up the 3 girls. We just wanted them to clean up their mess. Which they (mostly) did (as the police looked on.)

Today my DH was working in the yard and called me out. There was a lovely 20-foot long portrait of a penis with (sorry) 2 testicles designed with dead grass. Apparently they used grass killer to "draw" on our lawn. There is another drawing or saying near that, but the grass hasn't died enough yet to make out what that says, but I'm sure it is also obscene.

I called R's mom -- whom I've known for years -- and explained the "artwork" we discovered today. She promised to talk to her daughter about it and "work it out." 

As far as I know, the other two girls' parents have not been notified. I don't know the last name of those girls or their phone numbers.

They all go to the same high school.We're in the south, so school starts in 4 days. I am calling their counselor tomorrow but I'm really worried that the 3 girls will do something worse.

I will also call the sheriff and add the girls' creative drawings to the complaint.

I can deal with toilet papering and stuff -- thought I don't like it. But drawing pornographic images on my lawn via dead grass takes this to a whole new level. I'd appreciate anyone's thoughts and advice. Thanks!

by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 9:14 PM
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by Susie on Aug. 3, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I hope you called the cops. I hate t'ping, let alone what happened to you. 

by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM

We did. Will have to call again to add on the lovely "artwork" to the complaint.

by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:10 PM
Good, hope they get charged as adults.

Quoting gemmom24:

We did. Will have to call again to add on the lovely "artwork" to the complaint.

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by Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:13 PM
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Definitely let the counselors know, as well as the principal and vice principals at your daughter's school know. The more eyes you have watching out for your daughter, the better. Good luck!
by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Wow, that's a whole new level of low. I hope the don't try to hurt your daughter.

by Member on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:18 PM
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I believe the grass would fall under destruction of property and you should press charges. Being able to just clean up there mess is one thing but this requires a lot of money to fix...and they should have to pay for it. Your grass might not grow back for years if it is not dug up deep enough and resodded.
by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 10:33 PM

That's what we were thinking. It'll all have to be re-sodded. My DH takes pride in our lawn and he puts a lot of effort into it. Either they (the girls) pay for the re-sodding, or we will press charges.

by on Aug. 3, 2014 at 11:02 PM

spunk, that's what I'm afraid of. When these type of girls get together, there's no telling what could happen. They can talk trash on twitter and other social media -- and write things that they'd never say in person -- but when there are 3 or more plus boys or whomever else, I worry. My daughter has never been a troublemaker. The only school discipline she's ever had are for dress code violations (i.e. shorts were shorter than fingertip length because she cuffed them up.) I'm concerned they will gang up on her in or out of school. Not sure is pushing the envelope (to the full extent of the law) would be beneficial or detrimental.

by on Aug. 4, 2014 at 8:54 AM

Pics of lawn?

by Bronze Member on Aug. 4, 2014 at 10:15 AM

I would definitely get the sheriff back out there and have them document the "art work".  That falls under vandalism at the very least, but quite possibly destruction of property.  I am the mean mom who would press charges against the mean girls.  Maybe having to go to court and talk to a judge will be the wake up call that they need.

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