Other than the terrible singing and the heavy-footed stompiness, we don’t have any crazy neighbours right now.
Someone I know (call her A), though, is dealing with a crazy neighbour/classmate (let’s go with B). They were friends, but sometime last year the crazy kicked in, and the classmate decided she didn’t like A or several other classmates either, and would get verbally abusive whenever someone looked at her, let alone started talking to her. A lives in the same row of houses as B, and a few weeks ago there were some break-ins and petty thefts along the row. A walked past B the next day and, in an effort to be helpful, simply said “There have been some break ins, remember to lock your doors!” or something to that effect (I wasn’t there). These were the first and only words A had spoken to B in months.
B replied “I know!” and stomped off into her house and slammed the door.
20 minutes later, A’s doorbell rings, and she finds two police officers at the door, because B called them claiming that A was harassing her! It’s a small quiet town, and police policy is to investigate any such claims, but the cops reassured A, letting her know that “we have a huge file on B. She called us last week because her neighbour was vacuuming too loudly, at 2pm on a Saturday!”
B has called the cops on several other students/classmates (many students in the same program live in the same row of houses), and has tried to spread vicious lies about A and others, and has now been reported to the school. Next infraction will likely result in her being suspended, because her paranoid rantings and calling the cops have reached an intolerable level.
I kind of feel bad for B. I don’t know her at all, but this sounds to me like the first signs of severe mental illness, and she’s only in her early 20s. I hope she gets help. Meanwhile, A has become friends with several of the police officers!