- Neighbour caught sneaking into my house moments after I set off for work.!
The second I drove up the street to go to work yesterday afternoon the neighbour kindly let him self in through the back door and started to mooch around the house. We share a back garden and it’s the neighbours boyfriend to be precise. Both next door and me have never had a problem with security before and we leave all manner of shite lying around the garden, we even share a shed with all of our bikes in. The is/was a strong feeling of trust between us.
What the neighbour didn’t know was the girlfriend was up from Devon for a few days and was sat of the sofa on her ipad. She heard the back door open and then the door into the kitchen and went to investigate. Cue one surprised and guilty looking neighbour tip toeing around the kitchen. The girlfriend told him to do one and he did rather sheepishly but not before trying to tell her that he was “just making sure the house was ok as the back door was open” Considering the back door has been open for the last five years this does not wash with me.
To say I was fuming would be an understatement.
So what would you do in this situation?Posted 4 years agowwaswasSubscriber
So what would you do in this situation?
If a man is coming into the house when there’s women on their own there then I’d be phoning the police.
It’s not going to make for pleasant neighbour relations but he’s crossed a big line there.
Without your girlfriend being there, I’d think about calling the police anyway.
Either way I’d be getting cctv on the back of the house before I felt ‘safe’ leaving the place again.Posted 4 years ago
Erm, might seem a little paranoid but any loans/credit cards/catalogue deliveries taken out in your name without you knowing? Seems very odd what he was doing.
Could he have been hooking up and stealing your power whilst you were out? (bizarre but hey my imagination).
I’m ‘guessing’ but if you have any spare keys in drawers etc it wouldn’t take long for him to get one cut/replace the original.Posted 4 years agobrassneckSubscriber
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Why would anyone think that’s acceptable? Ruddy people.
Indeed. Perfectly sane, normal people using the term “5-0” like they’re some sort of west coast gangster.
*Edit – And “Feds”. FFS. When I come to power, etc….*
How about: ‘Blimey! Call the peelers!’Posted 4 years agoyossarianMember
I would also speak to the police and neighbourhood watch as well. It’s unlikely to be the first time he’s been in your house and it’s also unlikely to be the only house he’s been in.
Edit: I’d also check and double check all of your valuables and other important docs like passports, bank statements etc. don’t just lock your door now, change your locks.Posted 4 years agodeadlydarcyMember
Seems very odd what he was doing.
Indeed, it does seem very odd behaviour. We don’t quite know the OP’s situation e.g. I would assume the vast majority of us don’t go out and leave our back doors unlocked every day or have a shared shed with the neighbour. Is it normal for you to walk in and out of one another’s houses? Do you normally enter through each other’s back doors? Did the guy see that you were gone and want to see your girlfriend by coming in the back door? Perhaps he’s bored with his present girlfriend’s back door?Posted 4 years agoBigDummySubscriber
I once disturbed a gentleman of the mildly stoned persuasion who had wandered into my house from the street. He was very unhappy about my doing a Malcolm Tucker at him while holding a hammer, and claimed he had only come in because he was cold. I did not believe him or desist. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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