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.
The Hoffmans settled for charging her with violating the restraining order. Christensen defended herself by claiming she thought the order only applied to the people, and not their property, and that it was her right under the First Amendment to put up the signs (you know her Twitter feed is just unbearable). She was sentenced to 90 days in jail and several years of probation, during which she's not allowed to be within one mile of the Hoffmans' home -- a radius which includes her own. Oh, she also lost her job in the process. It was one of the rare occasions in which someone managed to pure asshole themselves right onto the street.
The Sex Addict Who Worked Racial Slurs Into Her Dirty Talk
Tanya Saylor lived in Pennsylvania with her terminally ill husband and five children, including a 17-year-old with cancer. You could say she had her hands full. She certainly didn't have time to deal with her neighbor's fucking drama. We mean that quite literally.
You see, Saylor's teenage daughters slept in a room that shared a wall with that of their neighbor, Amanda Warfel, who really liked sex. Last we checked, that describes most post-pubescent humans, but most of those accept that apartment living demands keeping the audio to a minimum. It seems Warfel never learned this lesson, and the noises frequently kept the girls awake at night. After noise-blocking headphones proved futile, Saylor went next door and asked Warfel if perhaps she could tone it down a notch or two so that Saylor's cancer-stricken daughter might get some sleep.