||[Aug. 3rd, 2012|02:38 pm]
The Question Club
Last week, my mom witnessed our new neighbors shoot a cat. A few hours later, the owner's of said cat sent Animal Control to our house to get a witness statement from my mom. She told them what she saw, and bam. Done. Except a few hours later, one of the new neighbors threw a glass of jam at our house. Then another one threatened my mom. Then the engine in our boat got cut out.
I guess the guy who shot the cat is on strike two for felony breaking and entering (wonderful), so the entire family is being incredibly hostile because in our state, animal abuse is a felony (also, he's not allowed to have guns. Period). We've been doing police reports, but I'm not sure what else to do. We don't live in apartments, so we can't call a landlord either. We've also been minding our own business, installing security cameras, locking everything up, etc. I'm worried they're going to put sugar in my gas tank or something.
Do you know any way to get someone to move? All I can think is have my mom file a protective order, and then they'd be forced to leave. We've lived here for 27 years and haven't even had so much as a parking disagreement, so we aren't sure what we can do. All calling the police does is make them even more hostile. I have anxiety problems, and my mother has been hospitalized for her stress-related illnesses as well. My dad is telling us to kill them with kindness, but soon we won't have any stuff if they keep breaking it.