Would You Press Charges

Damages Done
United States
July 21, 2018 8:47pm CST
I moved in to my current living situation approximately 4 months ago. There are 3 bedrooms in this home. The owner and her fiancee occupy one, I the other and a mother and her girls are in the third room. Before I moved in the occupants of the third room for the most part had vacated moving to a new boyfriends, however, have not entirely moved their belongings and coming and going in and out of the house as they please, including all hours. To add to that no rent has been paid by them in 5 months. Needless to say, her 18 year old coming and going at 3a, 7a and with boys overnight has not set well. This morning I confronted her about it. She flew into a rage and upon leaving kicked a dent in my new jaguar, which I have had for only two days. Previous to this the car was in perfect condition. Her mother has given me nothing but defensive replies. I maintain that no matter what the issue, no matter what the argument, no matter what our current friendship status is it gave her daughter no right to destroy someone's property. And that she needs to learn that behavior such as this is unacceptable. So I called the sheriff department and I will press charges. Would you have done the same?
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12 responses
@sharon6345 (142173)
• United States
22 Jul
Yes, I would you are 100% I would also move as soon as possible.
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• United States
22 Jul
I am sincerely considering my options
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@sharon6345 (142173)
• United States
22 Jul
@kbourgerie That is your right and I wish the best for you. Do you have a police report ?
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• United States
22 Jul
No I didn't think to get a copy although I actually talked to an officer.
@sunrisefan (21280)
• Philippines
22 Jul
I think pressing charges would be proper to discipline the culprit. That dent has now greatly depreciated the value of your car but, more important, people should learn not to destroy other people's property nor harm them. People like your neighbor are among the ills of society.
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• United States
22 Jul
Thank you for your support. Its good to know I didn't over react.
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@sunrisefan (21280)
• Philippines
22 Jul
@kbourgerie I would the same if I were in your shoes.
@GardenGerty (104102)
• United States
22 Jul
I probably would. You may win your case, but not any money. One of them may get a chance to see how t feels to sit in jail.
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• United States
22 Jul
I hate to say I hope so, but being as I just received the car two days ago, it isn't registered and so I have no insurance on it. I know they won't offer a dime.
@Hannihar (44305)
16 Sep
@kbourgerie I can understand why you would press charges. Can the lock be changed for the door to the apartment and locks on the room doors?
@LeaPea2417 (22412)
• Toccoa, Georgia
28 Jul
Yes, I would have done the same thing. Someone like that deserves to be prosecuted.
@Icydoll (25958)
• India
22 Jul
I would have done the same..my dear friend
• Medan, Indonesia
22 Jul
Be patient
@lady1993 (20416)
• Philippines
22 Jul
they are definitely in the wrong.. you should at least tell the community about it.. do you have like city police nearby?
@iniaku (780)
• Indonesia
22 Jul
Yes ofcourse they have to pay what they are done for your car.and try to move soon
@andriaperry (61173)
• Anniston, Alabama
22 Jul
Yes and I would move, fast.
@cintol (8306)
• United States
22 Jul
Yes I would have pressed charges as well, some kids now days are so spoiled and have no parental guidance. Are you going to move as well?
@responsiveme (16873)
• India
22 Jul
I think you should think about moving out,you did right to press chsrges