Ok first off, you all need a little back ground information before you fully appreciate this story. I have a crazy neighbor. Just ask Suzanne. She's heard crazy neighbor stories before. Anyway, "Crazy Neighbor has a car. The car is in her dead mother's name. The licence plate expired on her car back in about May. Crazy Neighbor for some reason or another is not able to renew the tags. I am guessing it is because the car is in her dead mother's name. Well, Crazy Neighbor has been pulled over several times and given several tickets due to the fact that she has no license plate on her car. She has been pulled over so many times that she was required to appear in court. Which we took her too. Well, she failed to pay one of her fines, and a warrant was put out for her arrest. On Tuesday, I get a phone call. It is Crazy Neighbor. She is sobbing hysterically and trying to tell me that she has been pulled over by a cop.
Because of the warrant, they are going to arrest her. She has her Bichon Frise, Molly, with her, and she needs someone to come up and pick up the dog or they are going to call Animal Control. I tell her I will be right there, and I go to get the dog.
I get there, and she tells me that her married boyfriend has agreed to meet me someplace to give me the money to bail her out of jail. She gives me a phone number in which to call this guy to arrange a meeting place to get the money. After she has been carted off to jail, I attempt to call the number. Unfortunately I am one digit too short to have the workable number.
So I travel to the police department, and I get the correct number to call the married boyfriend. I meet him in the parking lot of the local hospital and he secretly passed a $100 bill into my window. It feels like a drug deal going down. He is looking all around for spying eyes. After a brief conversation, I travel, with dog in lap, back to the police department. Much to my surprise, I find out that it isn't a simple $100 to bail her out. Instead it is $385. Unable to obtain anymore money from the married boyfriend, I proceed to my bank and with draw enough cash to bail out my broke, crazy neighbor.
But waisting 2 hours of my time, and $285 of my money was not enough for her. She wanted me to first take her to Wal-mart so that she could grocery shop, and then take her back to her car so that she could DRIVE IT HOME. I was flabbergasted. "You're driving your car home? What if the cops are watching it and waiting for you to do just that," I ask incredulously. "Well, I can't leave it there." was her astonished reply. I just shook my head and took her to Wal-Mart and then back to her car. I followed her home, and luckily we made it back without incident. I told her that I would not bail her out again. She has paid half of the money back, with the rest coming hopefully in the next 24 hours. And that is the "Bail Out" story. So my question to you all. What to you do when you have a crazy women who lives two houses down from you that has attached herself to you and is not able to function in society like this woman? How do I cut the apron strings that should not be attached to this woman and myself without causing even more mental damage? And how do I do this safely without causing harm to myself and my family? Suggestions anyone???????