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AIBU to wring my neighbour's sons neck

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welshpixie Fri 22-Jul-16 22:39:37

Went outside 30 minutes ago and heard someone banging around in the garden next to mine, empty property, looked out of the upstairs window and could see a young man in a hoodie with the hood up. He came and went 2-3 times. Ok don't panic, but I live on my own. On one side I have the empty house and on the other a single mum with a late teenage boy. So thought I would do the right thing and ring the police.
Just after I had put the phone down the young man pilled his hood back, it is only NDN son.
I have been round and told him he nearly gave me a heart attack and in his defence he apologised and looked pretty sheepish. He was acquiring some bricks from the derelict house to make a BBQ.
What the hell am I going to say to the police when they turn up???

CaurnieBred Fri 22-Jul-16 22:40:16

Call them back and tell them you made a mistake

MsVestibule Fri 22-Jul-16 22:42:40

Why on earth was he wearing a hoodie in this weather? And why would he have his hood up? Was he trying to conceal his identity?

I'd just tell the police the truth, let them take it from there. If they actually turn up, that is.

Foffyouwanker Fri 22-Jul-16 22:42:45

Why not just tell them the truth?

welshpixie Fri 22-Jul-16 22:45:08

According to is mum he lives in the hoodie. He is actually a really nice young man. I assume he didn't think that at 10 o'clock he would be heard or seen. Technically he was nicking the bricks but the house has been empty for 3 years that we know of

mineofuselessinformation Fri 22-Jul-16 22:46:45

He shouldn't be doing that - it's theft...
Anyway, it sounds like he's old enough to know he's done wrong.
Just tell the police what you saw.
You're absolutely right to have done what you did.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

welshpixie Fri 22-Jul-16 23:12:06

No sign of the police yet, good job it wasn't a burglar.grin

IWasSpartacus Fri 22-Jul-16 23:13:44

Call them FFS - save them the trip out - so they can direct resources more appropriately! Don't just wait for them to arrive.

BastardGoDarkly Fri 22-Jul-16 23:24:00

Ring them!! Don't let them trek out for nothing!

IggyPopsicle Fri 22-Jul-16 23:28:09

FGS ring back and explain you made a mistake.

DeathStare Sat 23-Jul-16 04:23:20

If you didn't immediately phone the police back to tell them you'd made a mistake then YABVVVVVU

BillSykesDog Sat 23-Jul-16 06:32:16

Derelict house. You'd have your hoodie up to avoid dust, cobwebs etc

MsJamieFraser Sat 23-Jul-16 07:20:34

Why haven't you called the police and informed them that they where no longer required?

RaspberryPi1 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:33:25

If NDN son was getting bricks from someone else's garden YANBU.
Though if it was his own garden YABU.

did you call the police to let them know?

welshpixie Sat 23-Jul-16 09:41:54

I did call the police, spoke to a lovely guy who had a laugh about it.

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