When a neighbor's teenage son repeatedly trespassed on my property and destroyed my garden, I gave his mother an ultimatum: make him stop or I'll call the police. When they continued to ignore my requests, I followed through and called the cops. One of the boys was caught and spent the night in jail. Now I'm questioning whether I was too harsh. Was I teaching him a lesson or punishing the parents? AITA? Share your thoughts.
Neighbor's Teenage Son Spends Night In Jail After Breaking Into My Rooftop Garden
Redditor seeks advice after neighbor's son breaks into rooftop garden
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🌱🚪Teenage neighbor breaks into rooftop garden, ends up in jail
A rooftop garden owner faces a dilemma when her neighbor's teenage son repeatedly breaks into her garden despite being told to stop. After an ultimatum and several warnings, the owner calls the police and the son spends a night in jail. Some people are calling the owner harsh, while others believe she was teaching the teenager the consequences of his actions. What do you think? Was the owner justified in her actions or did she take it too far?
Neighbor's entitled family crosses the line - NTA for pressing charges 👏
NTA. Charges were necessary for the parents' poor parenting skills. 👍
Protecting my property and holding them accountable, NTA 🌱👨🌾
Teaching a lesson 📚👨🏫 NTA drops charges on teenage garden thief.
NTA. File a civil suit for damages 💰💼 Their behavior is unacceptable.
Video evidence doesn't lie 📹 Stand your ground, NTA.
Barbed wire may protect garden, but won't fix neighborly relationships 😬
NTA receives support for holding neighbor's son accountable. 😎
Security measures advised for dealing with sketchy neighbors
NTA, commenter suggests taking legal action for compensation. Reply explains why they didn't and wanted to scare the kid instead. 🌿👨⚖️
Defend your property and your rights. NTA 💪
Commenter suggests OP may not be telling the whole story 🤔
You warned them, NTA. Parents should have taken responsibility 😊
Homeowner is NTA for dropping charges and getting a restraining order 🔒
Protect your property! 🏡 NTA did the right thing.
Protect your property, keep the camera on and running 📷
International garden vandalism: Not just a US problem 🌍🌿
Commenter calls out post as fake, others agree 🤔
Breaking into rooftop garden leads to teen's arrest. NTA wins.
Charges dropped, but consequences still served. 🚔🌱
Respect your neighbor's property or face the consequences 🚫👀
Gardening feud escalates: Teen arrested for trespassing on neighbor's rooftop 🌱🏢
Neighbor's son arrested, commenter suggests getting father arrested too.
Understanding the legal system and bail process in different countries.
Protect yourself and your garden with cameras and barriers 📷🌱
Protecting your property: NTA for standing up to trespassers 🚩
Taking matters into your own hands 👊🚨
🤔 Should OP have taken legal action for damages?
Former inmate defends jail as a learning experience for entitled teens.
Teens destroy garden, face consequences. Justice served 🌱⚖️
Stand your ground! 🌱👊🏼 Don't let them vandalize your property.
Calling the police may have consequences but NTA in this situation 🚓
Handled rooftop garden break-in like a boss 💪 #NTA
Protecting your property and safety is not a**hole-ish 💪
Teaching consequences to neighbor's son, but risking relationship with neighbors 😬
Teen learns valuable lesson after trespassing in rooftop garden 🌱
👍 Winning prizes for playing stupid games. #NTA
You gave fair warning, NTA for pressing charges 🙌
NTA. Parents should have controlled their kid. Garden vandalized 🌿.
Justice served! 🔨 NTA stands their ground.
Not the a-hole for pressing charges, tough neighbor situation 😬
Parent supports rooftop garden break-in punishment, hopes for son's improvement
Hold your ground and keep your garden secure 🌱👊
Preventing future crime, NTA saves rooftop garden from intruders 🌱👍
Clear-cut case of not being the a-hole.
Taking responsibility for someone else's child's actions. ✔
Teaching respect for property 💪🏼 and dropping charges 👏🏼 for a lenient lesson.
Assertive NTA shuts down disrespectful behavior 👊🏼🚫
Entitled neighbor's son breaks into garden, NTA drops charges?
Parents should face consequences for son's actions. 🤕
👍🏼Multiple warnings given, NTA. Teen spends night in jail.
Teaching actions have consequences, NTA drops charges 🚫⚖️
Breaking in = consequences 🚓👍
Good job handling the situation 👍
Teaching a lesson without ruining a future 🌱⚖️
You have the right to protect your property 👏👨🌾
Disciplining kids is crucial. NTA for holding him accountable 👏
Owning half of the duplex limits eviction options. NTA 👍
Neighbor breaks into rooftop garden, NTA for being upset 😡
Take charge of your safety. Get a camera, record interactions, sue.
Your property, your rules. NTA all the way! 👍
Neighbor's son breaks in, commenters agree NTA and offer support 🌱👍