the neighbours were fighting

@winterose (39918)
Canada
June 19, 2012 5:30pm CST
well last week we had a problem with our neighbour. The place has not been rented in over a year and then a young couple moved in with a 10 month old baby. You can here everything they say in my bathroom. Well the were both yelling and screaming and banging things and I got scared I thought the husband was beating his wife so I told my son. Who jumped up and banged on their door and told them to cut the noise or they would have a problem. Two minutes later the husband banged on our door and I went out to see him. He asked me what was that all about because my son only speaks english and these people are french. So I told him in French everything and that the problem would be that we would call the police. The woman starts yelling at me, she is about 88 pounds and I yelled right back at her and told her I was trying to protect her so she wouldn't get killed. She calmed down after that. The guy apologized and said he was sorry and wouldn't do it again. Would you have just not doing anything if you thought your neighbour was going to be hurt or would you have intervened?
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jun 12
THis happened like five years ago or so: Our neighbors had vistors for awhile and these visitors would fight. THeir room was right next to mine. What I overheard made me think he was hurting her. I called the police. It ended up being that he was a fugitive and I was sure glad I had called the police. I think you did the right thing.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Jun 12
they are just a young couple who were arguing but I didn't know that, and so I had to make sure.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Jun 12
We as women have to stick together. You never know.
@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
28 Jun 12
Thank you for the BR!
@kingparker (9698)
• United States
20 Jun 12
Hey, if you saw something is not right, or hear something that is not right, you have the right to intervene, or if you are afraid to interfere them in person, why not call the police. Let the authority handle all the problem they cause you. That is why you pay so much tax for right. Don't sweat about it, you did the right thing, and you have the right to knock the door and ask them to be quiet.
@winterose (39918)
• Canada
21 Jun 12
I am not sweating about it at all, I am just writing a discussion here. I did what I had to do.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
20 Jun 12
I would call the police, if I heard this. I wouldnt just leave it nor would I go running out either. Some people are crazy and would attact you, but maybe they realized it after you explained it. I couldnt live with hearing everything my neighbours said and did.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Jun 12
the protocol here is a warning like my son gave them and if they didn't listen a call to the police, but they stopped fighting immediately after we intervened.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
19 Jun 12
It is unfortuate that such things happen, winterose. You placed yourself in a very dangerous situation, since, as you well known, when one inserts oneself into domestic violence like that, you run a great risk of being hurt or killed. I, too have inserted myself into situations like that. One time in particular, a guy was yelling a causing quite a ruckus to his wife, and I feared the worse. They were my neighbors, and I went over to speak with them. He was rather sheepish, and she was hiding in the back of the house. I told him in no uncertain terms that if I ever thought for one moment that anything untoward was happening, that I would call the police and I wanted him to know that it was me who called. He assured me that it wouldn't happen. Later, his wife came over to me and thanked me profusely for interferring.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Jun 12
it is not so bad here in montreal, they are just a young couple, but there is a baby in that house and I couldn't stand for it.
• United States
19 Jun 12
This reminds me of the time I saw a man beating a woman in the street. I followed them and stayed on my side of the road. I screamed to him you better not hit her again or I will call the police. another time I was walking to my daughters school and this poor girl was being beat up by some kids. I jumped in and got those darn girls off of her and walked the child home. Then I had to walk all the way back to where I was going. I saw a new special where this neighbor was listening to a fight from her bed. she did nothing at all. The next day the police were at her door asking her if she heard anything last night. she told them all she heard. they told her she listened while that man kiled his wife. On the news they asked everyone to call in when they hear anything from a neighbors house. Now you can imagine how that woman felt after knowing she could have save a life.
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@winterose (39918)
• Canada
20 Jun 12
I know I would feel real bad and I would not be able to live with myself If I knew I heard a person being killed and I did nothing about it.