Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Scottsdale, Arizona - File Under: It may be a gated community, but that doesn't make it any better then a trailer park. An argument over birdseed, which started with handfuls and escalated to the point that an entire garbage pail was dumped into a pool, has resulted in felony charges, 30 months in jail and a fine of $500,000 for a 67-year old woman who ended the dispute by shooting her neighbour in the groin with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Erba, Italy - File Under: Think about this story next time you play your music loud. The trial of a middle aged couple accused of 4 counts of murder in Italy is being dubbed a case of "neighbour rage". The pair claim that an endless barrage of noise from the neighbouring apartment drove them to the brink of insanity. They stabbed their 4 neighbours (including a 2 year old boy) to death and then burned their house to the ground.

Valley Springs, California - File Under: Thats not the kind of help I need. You may want to reconsider sharing details of your financial situation with your neighbours. When a resident of Valley Springs confided to his neighbour that he was in dire staights the man decided to take things into his own hands... by burning down his neighbours house... and then demanding a cut of the insurance money.

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