I know we've all done some dumb stuff as teens and probably participated in what I am about to bring up...but, man, this really chapped my hide tonight...

So, yes, I am a smoker. But, I go outside to do it. In this particular instance, it was an advantage (not the brand, sillies...).

I noticed at 2:30 a.m. that there were two cars parked along my yard that were not there earlier when I'd gone out. Well, the lots are pretty good sized here and I'm on the corner, so why would there be cars there? My hubby is gone, so this really concerned me.

I look down into the court, and I see at least six teens down there toilet papering my neighbors house! So, slooth that I am...and nerd party pooper, I suppose some will think, I came into the house, got my pen, pad, and flashlight and went outside to take down the numbers. Had any of them looked my direction, I was concerned...alot concerned..about what they would try to do to maybe stop me. So, shaking like a stinking leaf I write down the numbers on the plates and the colors of the cars, and come inside and call the police. I give them the details and the plate numbers.

I went back outside just as the kids were taking off. I noticed smoke blowing in the wind and at first I thought they lit it on fire! But, it was a stink bomb...probably why they were running to leave.

Anyway, police came and woke the people up and told them, showed them, their yard. Probably asked if they knew anyone with a red or a white car or why it would happen or if they wanted to press charges..anyway...

I JUST can't believe that kids have nothing better to do at 2:30 in the morning than to go toilet paper a house of a 'likely' classmate which ISN"T their house AT ALL but the PARENT'S house! UGH...I HOPE my kids don't ever get involved with such malarky...

Okay, okay...yes, ONCE I did egg a lady's house, but she caught me...and my mom made me wash her windows in front of the whole neighborhood! I didn't do it against the kids, but the mom...she was a busy body I didn't like, but would not have done it except that I was 'dared' to do it. LOL

So...your thoughts? Party pooper or good neighbor since they have the plate numbers and can get those guys if they want to do so?


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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:16 AM Good neighbor.  Hope they press charges on the brats.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 3:23 AM Lol, I think pressing charges is a little much but I do hope they make them clean it up.

And just to make it more embarassing, I  hope they write an apology letter and post it in the local paper. Crazy Kids.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 4:53 AM

First of all, party pooper! WOW, press charges.... you've GOT to be kidding me!

What do you mean "Don't they have anything better to do than T.P. at 2:30 am"?? Well, they could be out drinking, getting wasted, and then driving and killing someone. Its TP not spray paint, or beer or drugs! Geez! They may be little hoodrats but at least you know they can't be THAT BAD. Its TP, people, get a grip. If I were those people that live there, I would make my kid/s clean it up, because you know they most likely did something to deserve it anyhow!

You have to let kids be kids sometimes. Don't get me wrong, if I caught my kids they'd be in trouble, and I'd make them clean it up, because after all they do need to learn to respect others' hard earned property. But if someone pressed charges on my kid for TPing their house, I would freakin TP their house myself. That's just ridiculous.

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 5:00 AM


LOL Well, I said that I had egged a house before too, so it's not as if I can't relate..it wasn't at 2:30 in the am..and you dont' know that they weren't drunk do you? It was after bar closing time...

So, If you saw it ..you would not call or take down info? Or if you found out that your neighbor saw it happening and did nothing you would be okay with that?



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Jun. 3, 2008 at 6:03 AM

I would have taken down the information and then gone over to my neighbors in the morning with it and then let them call the cops or maybe asked their kids if they knew of anyone with that license plate number or color.  Typically TPing is done to the home of a kid that has done something good...on the football team, homecoming king...GRADUATION....hmmm isn't it that time? 

SO..I wouldn't have done "nothing" but I wouldn't have called the cops right then.  Spray painting...OH YEAH...EVERY DETAIL & I'd probably gotten my camera too!!

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 7:48 AM

Good neighbor.  The family has the information if they want to act on it (in case it was a 'vengeful' act) or NOT act on it (in case they believe if was a friendly prank of one of their kids' friends).  IMO, it could go either way.  We went through a phase a few years ago in our neighborhood where older kids were egging cars (and that crap is a b*tch to get off) and houses, leaving lids perforated with nails sticking out of them hidden in the grass, screwing with mailboxes and cars (little early morning joyrides) and one family whose parents apparently couldn't be bothered to discipline their kids (they were out in their backyard until 1:00 am blasting music, jumping on a trampoline and yelling AND, on one occasion, had created a bonfire so high that you could see it over the top of the garage.  And we do NOT have large lots here.  I realize TPing comparatively isn't a big deal, but I don't like the whole "disrepecting other people's property" part of it. 

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Jun. 3, 2008 at 8:41 AM Sorry, party pooper.  We were allowed to TP people's houses growing up with the understanding that they would know who had done it and that we cleaned it up.  No one ever had a problem with us doing it.

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Jun. 18, 2008 at 1:05 AM Party pooper! Rolling yards is fun and it doesn't leave the mess eggs do  haha

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Jun. 18, 2008 at 7:17 PM

You did the right thing, NW....no doubt about it.

Where the H do their folks think these kids are, or do they care?

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