Woman Sparks Debate Threatening To Call Cops On Neighbor Who's Allergic To Her Roses

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What would it take to make you call the cops on your neighbor? Depending on how you feel about your neighbor, the answer might be 'not much,' but would you consider doing so because your neighbor is allergic and annoying?

Calling the police on an allergic neighbor might sound like the overreaction of the century, but when you read the full story, you may have different thoughts.

OP threatened to call the cops on her neighbor.

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For background, OP posted her conundrum on Reddit: is she being reasonable, or being a jerk, when she threatens to call the police on her neighbor? The drama began with a simple allergy, but quickly spiraled out of control.

OP has rose bushes in her yard.

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"Well I recently got a new neighbor (31F) and she is apparently allergic to my roses. She lives right next door and won't stop complaining about my roses," she wrote. "I don't want to get rid of them. I think she should've considered that I had plants when she first went to buy the house. It's not like it was the cheapest option or anything, I live in a pretty expensive neighborhood."

Things have reached a bit of a stalemate, with neither party willing to back down.

...and then she didn't have rose bushes anymore.

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"A few days ago I came home from work and found pieces of my rose bush on the ground," she wrote. "At first I thought nothing of it, but it kept happening. I decided to get a camera in my front yard so I would know what was going on."

Surprise, surprise: her neighbor was cutting them.

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"Clear as day you could see my neighbor (wearing some mask) chopping away at my bushes," OP wrote.

She was understandably upset at her neighbor trespassing and destroying her property, and confronted her, threatening to call the police.

In the end, she called the police.

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After getting some feedback (which we'll get to), OP decided to call the police.

"I am going to be pressing charges for trespassing and destruction of private property," she wrote. "I also asked [my neighbor] why she didn't just use some kind of anti-allergen and she said she 'couldn't trust doctors with her diagnosis' whatever that means."

So what's the verdict?

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"You need to call the police regardless and show them the video because she's not going to stop," wrote one commenter.

"She trespassed and damaged your property," added another. "Which she can stay off of to avoid her BS allergen."

Who does something like that?

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"Her actions cross so many lines. Trespassing is bad enough, but I can’t imagine the nerve of her to just go at someone else’s private property like that," one Redditor said. "Please report her. I’d also hate for her to escalate things in the meantime and destroy them all before any action is taken against her."

We have a nearly unanimous verdict.

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Opinions weren't split. Any sympathy OP's neighbor might have garnered for her allergies went out the window when she decided to destroy OP's property. After a few days, the subreddit officially rendered its verdict: OP isn't the jerk in this situation.

How would you handle this?

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Low-key neighborhood disputes are one thing, but having a neighbor destroy your property takes things to another level. What do you think of OP calling the police? Should she have taken another course? Be sure to let us know in the comments.