My neighborhood is having issues with break-ins and car thefts during the day, so neighbors have been keeping an eye out for unusual behavior or suspicious activity.
Someone posted just half an hour ago some early-morning photos of a guy coming into people’s side yards and driveways and looking into windows, then gesturing to another guy in a following van. The poster gave a description and asked folks to keep an eye out for the guy. FTR, the poster was following the instructions of our local police department in keeping his neighbors informed and copying the police department in his posts.
Man, the shitstorm that broke out! A poster or two accused him of being vile, suspicious, defamatory, you name it. The most hysterical informed that she was going to report him (to someone?) for posting “disgusting accusations”.
What gets into people? If someone came onto my property in the wee hours and was looking in my windows, you bet I’d be very suspicious.
The posting war is still ongoing. Nextdoor.com will need moderators eventually, I guess.