The Neighbor Who Wanted Revenge For ... Her Own Daughter Attacking Somebody?
There are people who hold grudges, and then there are people who take grudges and mold them into their very bones, like an old tree growing over a bicycle. Kim Hoffman's nightmare started when her daughter invited a neighbor girl, Lori Christensen, over to her house to play. The Christensen girl responded by pouring nail polish in young Hoffman's hair.
Listen, kids are weird and sucky. This kind of thing happens.
When Hoffman confronted the girl's mother over this little snafu, Christensen reacted by initiating a five-year harassment campaign against her family. Christensen particularly enjoyed taunting Hoffman, a recovering alcoholic who had recently suffered a life-threatening overdose, with suggestions that she should "drink more Scotch" because she "should have died." Just an overall lovely person.
The Hoffmans reported the incidents to police, but it wasn't until they caught Christensen on tape crashing their son's 12th birthday party with a remote-controlled car while yelling "Drunk driver, drunk driver!" that they were granted a restraining order. This did little to curtail Christensen's antics. Instead, she opted to harass the Hoffmans from a distance, putting up signs in her yard that read "Fat people disgust me" and "I saw mommy kissing a breathalyzer." She also started flashing and making "masturbatory gestures" at the Hoffmans and their children, arguably upping her crimes from felony harassment to sexual assault.
Think Jared Leto filming Suicide Squad.