Amanda - posted on 09/20/2015 ( 5 moms have responded )
Hi! I live in an apartment complex where I feel like I am the ONLY parent who keeps an eye on the children at the playground. My patio is literally 10 feet from the playground. Recently a group of girls, ages 5, 6 and 8 have been on a vandalism spree. Keep in mind I witnessed every bit of this happening and informed the victims of what was happening to their vehicles. Those people then went to the parents of these children, where the doors were just shut in their faces: Taking items out of a van, tearing items apart and throwing them under the van. Squirting ketchup and mustard all over the side of a vehicle. Dumping a FULL 42 ounce red fountain drink on the back carpet of the previous van. Taking items off other patios and leaving them all over the playground. Two days ago I spent a lot of money on fall docorations, the next evening I went inside to get my almost 2 year old to sleep (about a 15 minute process from the time I went in to going back out) when I came back outside my scarecrows were knocked over, straw all over my patio, all of my mums were torn apart and spread all over the playground and leading right to one of the childrens apartment. I confronted the 2 children at that apartment, who by the way still had shredded petals in their hair. The parents of both children did nothing but say I am sick of this and slammed the door in my face, then on facebook started jumping me saying im picking on innocent kids and making up lies about their children...Now to my question. Would it be reasonable to get police involved with this? NOT to press charges, but more to scare the children. Its obvious that whatever their parents may or may not be doing is not working and I believe this will just keep happening. These children have no respect for others property. Their parents treat them like adults, allowing them to do and say things teenagers or adults would say or do.