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Neighbor Tries to Get Their Home Condemned So She Can Expand Her Property, In Response They Shut Down Her Business and Drive Her Out of Town.

In a quiet neighborhood, the Original Poster (OP) becomes a target for an envious neighbor with designs on their unique property. The animosity escalates, leading the neighbor to make several false complaints against OP. But when the antagonist’s tactics turn personal, OP crafts a revenge plot centered around a downtown restaurant.

The Secluded Home

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OP lived in a uniquely situated small house, away from the crowded street’s hustle and bustle, with her boyfriend and her dog. This house belonged to the boyfriend’s father and was willed to him when he passed away the previous year.

The Envious Eye

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Though away from the common street, the house and property caught the eye of the envious neighbor to the right, who was always trying to expand her property line and improve her standing within the community.


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The neighbor lady hated everything about OP, especially coveting the property she resided in. Every time they saw each other at the mailbox or local grocery store, disdainful looks were exchanged.

Four Calls to the Police

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In one week, the neighbor’s resentment grew stronger, leading her to call the cops on OP four times – twice for the sound of her dog barking, once for parking on the street, and once for having their yard waste improperly stationed on the street.

The Check-Ins

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Since OP and her boyfriend are upstanding and quiet residents, the cops end each visit with an apology, emphasizing OP’s innocence. Soon, the cops stopped responding to the neighbor’s constant calls and complaints.

The Inspection Surprise

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OP woke up one day to a shocking scene. The disgruntled neighbor had involved the city, with a cop and assessors taking pictures of the house, trying to mark it as shoddy to get the home condemned due to its lack of siding.

The Roach Plan

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Pushed to the limit, OP devised a retaliation strategy. They decided to collect cockroaches from a friend living in a warm state, setting a plan into motion. With over 30 live cockroaches in hand, OP was ready for revenge.

The Restaurant

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The vindictive neighbor owned a bustling restaurant downtown. Seeing an opportunity, OP discreetly entered the establishment. They released all 30 cockroaches into the restaurant’s bathroom, setting the stage for the next part of their plan.

Health Code Violation

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Shortly after the roach invasion, OP made an anonymous call to the health department, where she reported the restaurant for health code violations. The local authorities swung into action, investigating the claims.

The Fall of the Eatery

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Following the call, inspectors discovered the cockroach infestation. The restaurant faced immediate closure due to severe health code violations. The vindictive neighbor’s business was now in ruins.

The Tables Turn

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News of the restaurant’s closure spread fast in the community. The once-feared neighbor now faced public shame and financial ruin. The woman’s reputation crumbled, and she was ostracized by the city.

Unraveling Secrets

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As the neighbor’s world fell apart, dark secrets from her past began to emerge. Rumors suggested she had used similar tactics on previous neighbors to expand her real estate portfolio. Her pattern of vindictiveness had finally caught up with her.

The Move

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With her business shut down and her reputation shot, the woman decided to move out of state and open a new restaurant far away. A ‘For Sale’ sign went up in her yard, and the house was sold within two weeks. OP and her boyfriend eagerly awaited the new neighbors.

Was The Woman’s Behavior Appropriate?

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OP posted her story online to see what the public thought of her ingenious plan. The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter.

Forum Responds

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One reader said, “I’m from NYC, and we don’t take slack for anything. Any of those actions from her makes me liable to kick her garbage can over and call the city and say she’s littering.”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote, “I remember finding my first Palmetto bug in a hotel in Florida, almost the size of my palm (hence Palmetto, right?). Did you know it takes a half can of hair spray to get that one frozen in place so you can scoop it up to throw it out?”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person stated, “I think you went extra nuclear just because it’s common knowledge that cockroaches would survive a nuclear war. Rats would have been cool, but they wouldn’t have given me the same extra satisfaction. So, well done!”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another reader commented, “Good imaginative solution, and it worked. Most people don’t realize they have their own vulnerabilities as well.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a thread from an online forum.

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