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Posted by1 month ago
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Neighborhood Karen trying to be Harriet The Spy

On Thursday my entire lawn was turned into dirt to prepare it for resodding. My sprinkler system was also repaired. Friday my lawn was resodded and my sprinkler system programmed to water everyday. All within the city guidelines for resodding of lawns. While I was still talking to the man that resodded my lawn as he turned on the sprinkler system, this woman from 2 houses down was approaching my house and taking pictures and video. She walked away when the man walked towards her asking "Can I help you?". Seems harmless, right?


Saturday morning at 5:30am this woman knocked on my door telling me I should turn my sprinkler off since it is not my watering day. I explained to her my lawn was resodded and I am allowed to water everyday for 3-4 weeks. She gave me a speech about how I'm stealing water from the city. Water that should be conserved so others won't have to worry about getting what they need. I told her we are not in a drought and that once 1 month passes by that my sprinkler system will be programmed to work on watering days only. I kept my cool. All while she had her phone pointed right at me. I had enough, so I told her to leave and closed the door.


Yesterday morning, she knocked on my door and began recording me. I reminded her I was allowed to water everyday for up to a month since my lawn was resodded and she needs to leave me alone. Door closed.


This morning, same thing. I opened the door long enough to tell her if she didn't stop harassing me early in the morning, I would press charges for harassment. About a half hour later there was police at my door. It seems that this karen called the police saying I threatened her. I showed them video surveillance of her taking pictures and video on Friday and of her knocking on my door in the early AM hours shouting at me about my lawn. It was obvious from what I showed them that I wasn't the problem. I wished them a nice day. As I was closing my door, this karen approaches them with her phone showing pics an video and tried to say me saying I would calling the police was a threat. I listened as they told her that it's obvious she is the one out of sorts and what she is doing is stalking and harassment. She yelled at them saying I was stealing city water. She shoved one of the officers. As she was being arrested she kept shouting this was my fault and I better pay her bail. Fat chance.

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Wow! I have to say, this is one of the best outcomes I've seen on this sub. I can't believe she basically called the cops on herself. Thank goodness you had cameras to prove this crazy idiot was harassing you. Why cant people mind their own business? Please be vigilant, she may escalate, but, hopefully getting arrested was enough to make her stop.

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Damn. I love happening endings !!

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What’s happening?

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She screwed around and found out.

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I wouldn't be surprised if she destroys the sod when she gets out. "There, now you don't need to steal the water."

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Op · 1 mo. ago

Her husband tried that 2 hours ago. I had him arrested. Now they'll have to pay for it to be resodded.

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hahahahahaha

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Nice immediate karma!

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These stories never have such a happy ending. I bet that made it all worthwhile. Thank you for sharing.

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So she came onto your property, knocked on your door and proceeded to record you on your own property? Pretty sure you have a reasonable expectation of privacy and she may be able to get charged with something for doing that

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You're not "stealing water" anyway, unless you don't pay your water bill, right?

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