This Man Discovered A Neighbor Stealing Vegetables From His Greenhouse, She Claimed She Had To Feed Her Kid But He Decided To Call The Police – Was He In The Wrong?

This man discovered his new neighbor stealing vegetables from his greenhouse. He confronted her and ended up having to take action after he realized she was lying to him. He wasn’t sure if what he did was wrong, here is what he had to say:

He Has A Greenhouse

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The man explained, “I live in a nice little neighborhood, everyone knows everybody, we all have our own space and many have flower gardens. I have a greenhouse in my backyard that is visible from the street and behind a four foot picket fence.”

They Have A New Neighbor

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A new neighbor recently moved into the neighborhood and he hadn’t had the chance to meet them until this situation unfolded. 

They Were Caught Stealing

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He explained, “I have a camera in my yard that notified me of movement near the greenhouse so I went and checked and that’s when I found a lady and young teen picking tomatoes and peppers in my greenhouse.

He Confronted Them

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He confronted them and asked what they were doing and the woman claimed that she was friends with the owner. 

The Man Threatened To Press Charges

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He told her that he is the owner and doesn’t know who they are. He added, “When she realized she was caught she tried to leave with a bag full of vegetables, I told her she isn’t leaving with that food and she has two minutes to drop it and leave or I’m pressing charges.”

She Started Crying

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The woman began to cry, saying that she had to feed her child and couldn’t afford this on her record. She was offered a chance to leave without police involvement but she got agitated and broke one of his plant pots. He explained, “I didn’t feel like rewarding a theft and took the food from her and called the cops.” 

The Woman Called Him Toxic

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She has told everyone in the neighborhood that he is toxic. Her friends on facebook have messaged him that he should be ashamed of his actions but most people agree that she is in the wrong. 

He Later Clarified The Situation

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He stated, “I don’t have her on facebook. However my name is on my mailbox and have since put my account to private. If she had asked first, by all means I would have given her a couple peppers, tomatoes, even some squash, but she didn’t.”

Was He In The Wrong?

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Was he wrong to call the police? Should he have handled the situation differently?

He Turned To The Internet For Advice 

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One user said, “She stole from you. She should have talked with you beforehand. The fact that she has the lie “I know the owner” ready to go makes me think she’s used to stealing.”

Another Person Commented

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“If she didn’t want charges or a record, she shouldn’t have broken into your yard and greenhouse and stolen your property. If you hadn’t involved the police and served up some consequences for her actions, lord knows what else she’d have stolen from neighbors.”

Someone Else Shared Their Opinion

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“She used her kid in hopes that it would stop someone from pressing charges and to make them appear innocent when traipsing around other people’s houses/yards/greenhouses, she’s pimping her kid to further her criminal exploits.”

One Commenter Said

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“Given that she just moved into the nice area and evidently has internet, it’s unlikely she’s even needing food anyway. She’s probably just some entitled yuppie after some free organic veg rather than someone in genuine need.”

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