Getting on with your neighbours can sometimes be tricky business, sometimes is can be an absolute nightmare. These Reddit users found that out for themselves, as they shared in their worst nightmare neighbour stories.
1. Guns are not toys you idiots!
“He came home from the bar with his friend, both having had a few too many. They were messing around with a pistol and accidentally shot through their floor – down into my apartment. I got hit in the stomach, while sitting watching TV on my couch.
I called 911 and when the ambulance was taking me away, my panicked fiancé was getting ready to leave because the EMTs told her to follow instead of riding with. My neighbor came down and was like, ‘What happened? We heard a commotion!’
The cops were called and he got arrested.” narcolepsyinc
2. Gimme all your money!
“I once had a neighbor in college that would knock on my door and ask for money. I would just say ‘Sorry, I’m a broke student and I can’t spare anything.’ It was super weird and a weekly occurrence at the least. She was in her 50s and working.
One day I got fed up when she knocked on my door. I think I was stressed for exams. I said ‘Yeah, I got some money for you.’ I asked her to hold out her hands… and gave her maybe 2 dollars worth of nickels that I had in a change jar. She never bothered me again.” ItsOfficiallyME
3. The creepiest kid in the neighbourhood
“We were trying to sell the our house and the neighbors’ rotten nephew was sabotaging it. When we’d leave so people could come look at it, he would sneak around just being creepy to them, which turned off a lot of buyers.
He even went into my house during an open house and was telling people not to buy it. These people lived like 100 yards away and we still don’t know what his deal was. Once he started cursing at my sister who tried to help him after he passed out on my driveway–she’s a nurse–we called the cops.
He signed a restraining order that said if he was caught on the property again he’d be sent to jail. Luckily we were able to sell the house after that.” Bradytyler
4. Sweet karma in action
“When I first moved into my house I didn’t know my exact property line yet, so I put wood up against a tree I thought was mine. The neighbor came over to lecture me, saying it was his tree. So I went ahead and got a survey to settle any troubles.
The look on his face was priceless when he saw that my property went 10 feet beyond the tree. Problem solved!” icecreampopncereal
5. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…
“My neighbor in the next apartment loves the song ‘Yeah’ by Usher. Like, she really, really loves it. I relive the early 2000s club hit almost daily.” lowbornTV
6. The neighbour isn’t actually that bad in this one…
“My least-favorite neighbor ever? Probably the one I caught in bed with my ex-fiancé.
To be fair, my ex-fiancé was the real scum in the situation. We had known each other for 10 years, dated for 2. We got engaged. Bought a house. I know he cheated on me throughout the relationship but turned a blind eye. It turns out he was sleeping with the neighbor.
How did I find out? She emailed me to let me know.
I guess she had no idea we were together. We had JUST bought the house two weeks prior. And he seduced her while he was cutting the sticker bushes between the two properties (I guess, I don’t know). He kicked me out by changing the locks. I had a friend drive me up, threw a rock through the window, got my stuff back, and then sued him and won.
The last I heard, my neighbor left him and his life is in shambles.
7. Sour grapes or just lemons?
“I was in the process of selling my townhouse, so I abandoned my house for a while and moved to another home. The dude who lived next door took down the fence separating our townhomes and cut down my lemon tree. I was livid.
We gave him 24 hours to put the fence back up, and he did begrudgingly. We considered taking him to court over the tree for destruction of property, but we didn’t live there anymore, and we honestly didn’t want any problems or worries.
We were luckily able to sell the home just fine.” BreakTheWallsDown95
8. All he wanted was his magazine!
“When I was around 10 years old: my neighbor would occasionally watch me open my mail box to see if my GameStop magazine had arrived. She would threaten me each time, saying she was calling the cops and that it was illegal for me to check my parents’ mail. I actually believed that it was a big deal and would try to sneak and do it when she was out of the house. I did this until I was 15 years old.” mugniftw