Neighbour Damaging Plants on My Property

A neighbour damaged our plants on our property front

What's the best way to tackle this? Please suggest.

Edit.
I planted some daisies in my front yard. One of them was pulled out and left on the sidewalk. My CCTV caught the act. I just want some opinions on what is the best way to deal with them in this situation.

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  • +17 votes

    A neighbour damaged our plants on our property front

    What's the best way to tackle this? Please suggest.

    Eric was not a descriptive person. A good person nevertheless.

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      Was? Has he been ‘expired’? Have to say that it escalated quite quickly

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        Pushing up daisies in boot hill…

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    how did they damage it? is it your house? apartment?

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    "A neighbour damaged our plants on our property front"

    How?

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    Any evidence?

  • +11 votes

    Tackle them

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    What's the best way to tackle this?

    Obviously you pull a Joe Pesci from Casino on 'em.

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      but ..joe ends up bashed head first in a ditch.

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    Can you provide a bit more context as to what was damaged?

    Was it a single Daisy? Or was it s $10,000 Dracaena draco?

    Was it cut down or uprooted or run over?

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  • -2 votes

    Your plants damaged your neighbour

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    The best way would be to get them not to damage your plants…

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    Bear traps, based on the details we have about the threat…

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      need some harpoons just incase

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      Punji sticks
      .

  • +3 votes

    Just talk to them..

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      Are you crazy?

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    Write to your local member in all caps just to inform them of this event. Ask them to represent you in court and to use your letter as the evidence.

  • +4 votes

    Plant a large amount of drugs in his house, then inform the police. He won't be able to damage your plants while in prison.

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      This is way better then bikies.

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    It's lucky you had your home monitored to catch them in the act.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/500692

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    I planted some daisies in my front yard.

    Let Quake do the talking.

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    An eye for an eye. A daisy for a daisy!

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    I planted some daisies in my front yard. One of them was pulled out and left on the sidewalk. My cctv caught the act.

    This has to be a joke? One daisy. Call the cops.

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      I'm dead serious. Once they touched my plant, I would go all all John Wick on them

      ….

      if I could

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        So after you watched the CCTV footage and wrecked your house in rage… what did you do to that dastardly fiend?

        Was it a male or female who did this? Was it in an act of walking near your property and reaching over/through the fence or (if no fence) just pulling it out?

        So many questions… Wish you'd write a tome for us as we're all captivated.

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    Daisy, Daisy, give me your answer do.

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      I'm half crazy all for the love of you!

      Note: no bicycles were harmed during the filming of this vid

  • +7 votes

    Cut the head off the daisy and leave it on their doorstep as a stern warning!

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      good idea, that would give them the hint

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      not in the bed?

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      what if they have CCTV too and record that action…..

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    Are you in the USA ? Sidewalk is un Australian !!

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      Just like people using "mom".

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        Or ass

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    Maybe just talk to the neighbour to establish their motive? If they are aggressive etc towards you, then you now where you stand.

    It could be that they're apologetic and have some genuine explanation such that you can continue being neighbourly with each other.

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      Sorry fam i was having a bad day and took it out on your daisys lmao

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    seems strange to pull just one out

  • +3 votes

    Go and talk to them. While you certainly could use the CCTV footage to have them charged, that route is expensive and might not yield the result you want, plus, the first question the court is likely to ask is "Did you speak with them about this?" Best case, they say they were drunk/high/ having a bad day; apologise and you have no more problems. Most importantly, whatever way you go, don't do anything that would give the offender an excuse to say they only did 'x' because you did 'y' and make sure you keep the footage and any notes of events.

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    Is it a new neighbor? did you know/chat to them? any history with them?…. i.e. had you established any rapport with them, this may guide your solution.

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    Was it a kid?

    And are you talking about your private front yard, communally owned area or nature strip?

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    I planted some daisies in my front yard. One of them was pulled out and left on the sidewalk.

    We are talking about one daisy. It's not like their are selling 💉. Let it go.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/574399

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    Is it legal to lay landmines?

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    Look, I know it's radical, but had you considered asking them?

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      Kneecapping them is the only way.

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    I take it this was a whole plant, just just a stem or something? And it was clearly on your side of the boundary?

    In my experience, if someone is gonna do dodgy stuff damaging your plants or leaving proper mess on your yard etc it's a pretty good sign that at best they are inconsiderate, and possibly an outright an a-hole. If you are going to talk to them dont let them know its recorded as whats done is done, but just ask them if they know about happened so they know you are observant but be polite. Even if they claim ignorance dont challenge them on it. But you can drop comment that you now have cameras setup now.