posted on Jun, 28 2016 @ 02:47 PM
Last August we got a new family in the neighbourhood. No one knew them, or where they moved from. There was a woman, a man, and two teenaged boys.
They didn't seem super friendly, or make any efforts to reciprocate welcomes with meet-ups, etc. The town is small, but relatively drama free, so if
they want to be loners, no worries.
But then the complaints began. Not long after they moved in, another neighbour almost hit their dog when it had lurched away from its chain in the
driveway. Once is one thing (dogs probably shouldn't be on a chain in the driveway all day, but not my business), but the dog continued to escape,
it ripped up gardening, chased other pets, almost got hit numerous times, so the local animal shelter was called, and sufficient evidence was
collected to remove the dog.
Loud music was played all night, every Thursday-Friday, from soon after they moved in, to almost Christmas, when the town enforced noise by-laws after
numerous complaints. All was quiet until the weather turned warm again in May, and the bass rumbled to life again. Police visited numerous times
Loud screaming matches could be heard, until April, when it appeared the man moved out, leaving the mother and sons. At this point, the older boy
began walking with crutches and eventually a limp (no telling how this happened), and began asking people for rides at the gas station, grocery store
etc. More than a few people complained, and he was talked to.
The younger of the two would walk around asking people for cigarettes. He would approach my partner a few times a week for almost two months, even
though he doesn't smoke, and told the boy each and every time.
Behaviour like this is just a red flag to me, personally.
Now, there have been a rash of break-ins and attempted break-ins all over our greater rural area (including an attempted break in at my own home).
Thousands of dollars worth of "worthless" goods were stolen. Clothes, iPods, stereo equipment, liquor, etc. I say these are worthless because any
attempt to sell them in such a small area would lead to instantaneous capture.
Well, one break in victim got home just at the right time. When he saw that the burglar was just a kid, and a friend in a get away car, he decided to
follow them. He followed them right to the neighbours house. He called the police, and when they searched the house the next day they found all of
these stolen things just hanging in closets, in their dirty clothes, hooked up to the television, being used, smashed...not exactly the smartest or
most profitable crime syndicate.
So, obviously the mother of this kid knew he was stealing these things. There is no way she didn't, you'll never convince me otherwise. The day
after the kid was arrested and confessed to the crimes, (and after a shouting match that woke at least 4 neighbours) they packed and seemed to have
abandoned the house.
Now, one day isn't really enough for our small population to have run them out of town, honestly, and I don't think that's what happened. Most
people understand that kids can be absolute a$$#*|es, with or without good or bad parenting.
So now we're all wondering... where the heck did they go? Has this happened before to bad after effects? Did the man come back and after a fight,
move them to wherever he's been? I have a mole in the police department(lol), and other than telling me the name of the female neighbour, I can't
get any more details at all.
Who are these people? What would you do if your 14 year old was a kleptomaniac home invader, and wasn't even smart enough to steal things
The mystery of these neighbours is so intriguing to me that I've begun an outline for a short novella. What makes people like this tick?
They've lived here, in a rural town with few local jobs, since August. It's almost certain that the man purchased the house for around $110,000 with
a mortgage, but the woman and boys have been living there with no vehicle since early April. The boys don't go to school. No one in town seems to
have had a positive interaction with them, and no one knows where they moved from. I've never seen them at the grocery store; the post office; the
Please add your wild speculation.