I know most everyone here has probably had issues with asshole neighbors at some time or another and I'm hoping maybe someone could help me figure out how to deal with mine, or more specifically the kids of these neighbors. Without resorting to the option that would satisfy me the most which is shooting all of them with an airsoft gun. Which I know won't solve anything.
The street I live on has something like six or seven buildings that each contain four town houses. I live in one of the end buildings on the end closest to the next building. I understand that kids like to run and play and do whatever, cause I ain't really all that much older. And I'd understand if the kids that decided to turn my backyard into their playground lived in one of the units in my building. But they don't. They live in the building next to us.
In the last two months, basically since the weather has gotten warm enough for parents to kick their kids out side for a few hours, they have torn up my mom's flower beds and left their toys and shit in our building's carport. My mom talked to one of the parents in the building, who said that she could talk to any of the parents if the kids got out of hand again. That was about a month ago.
Come to the last couple of weeks, the kids have started playing in our backyard again. And have gone as far as either throwing stuff or knocking on our back door. Tonight, my mom asked one of the parents who was actually sitting out back watching the kids if they could keep the kids out of our yard again. All she got was yelled at by the parent, when she was being rather calm to the parent.
We aren't loud neighbors. We don't go snooping in their business. We don't even cause much of a disturbance, as far as I'm aware, on the street. Is there anything we can do to get them to stop? Would calling the cops work or help? could they do anything? Cause I'm about ready to get camouflage and an airsoft gun and start taking pot shots at these little brats.