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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Boy Charged For Meowing At Neighbor Lady
    Family Gave Cat Away After Neighbor's Complaints

    POSTED: 1:26 pm CDT August 23, 2006

    JEANNETTE, Pa. -- Meow. A Pennsylvania judge is being asked to decide whether that word is a harmless taunt or grounds for misdemeanor harassment.

    Police have charged a 14-year-old boy with that crime. Michael Loughner is accused of meowing whenever he sees his 78-year-old neighbor, Alexandria Carasia.

    The boy's family got rid of their cat after Carasia complained that it was using her flower garden as a litter box. Now, she said, the boy makes meowing sounds every time he sees her.

    He said he's only meowed at her twice.

    "I've had to put up with this for three years," Carasia said. "As I walk by, I see Michael and his mother. He got on the porch and hid behind the bamboo screen and starts meowing. If I don't make this stop now, they're going to keep doing this to me. I shouldn't have to worry about walking out of the house and being harassed by this young kid."

    Loughner said that on July 23 he went out to hold his dog so it wouldn't leave the yard as Carasia walked by.

    "She was walking through and she kept looking at us," he testified. "I grabbed the dog so it wouldn't leave the yard. When I put my head down, I meowed."

    He said that was one of the two times he's ever meowed at the woman, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported.

    "As she walked in front of the house, nothing was said," the boy's mother, Sally Loughner, told the court. "He stepped off the porch to make sure the dog didn't get out. As he reached down and got the dog, he said, 'Meow.' ... She said, 'Do you want me to call the cops again?' I said, 'Go ahead, he hasn't done anything wrong.'"
    This lady is crazy and bitter. The judge just needs to throw this out of the court.

    There is a history of disputes between the neighbors, according to the paper.

    Sally Loughner told the court that she ended up sending her cat to live with family members so that she could "keep peace in the neighborhood."

    Defense attorney David Martin Jr. asked that the case be dropped.

    "This should never have been filed," Martin said. "This is not something that police should be wasting their time with or wasting the court's time."

    The judge heard from both parties Tuesday. He decided to wait 90 days before ruling, saying he'll decide what to do after seeing how the boy and his neighbor get along in the meantime.

    Distributed by Internet Broadcasting Systems, Inc. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten
  2. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Backwoods Sexy Staff Member

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    Stop that right you hear me meow.
  3. Duane

    Duane Well-Known Member

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  4. Rack Bauer

    Rack Bauer Federal Agent

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    Somebody put that old bag out of her misery. Seriously.
  5. AmarilloCowboyFan

    AmarilloCowboyFan Well-Known Member

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  6. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    If that was me and my family got rid of my pet because a neighbor complained...I would make it my mission in life to make her life a living Hell.

    She's getting off lucky in my book by the kid ONLY Meowing at her.
  7. royhitshard

    royhitshard New Member

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    :hammer: :chainsaw: :angry:

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    We're Doomed!!
  9. dougonthebench

    dougonthebench Cowboys Forever

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    that kids silence is deafening!:D
  10. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Sorry, but I disagree. Keep your cat in your own yard. If she wanted cat poop in her flowers, she would buy a cat.

    I had a neighbor that had a cat and it always, always got up on the hood of my new Thunderbird. Couldn't take it any more so I spoke nicely to my neighbor. I informed him that should that cat scratch my car, he would paint the hood. He got rid of the cat. I did not ask him to do that, but he understood that it was his responsibilty to keep control of the animal. It really didn't hurt considering his was his ex-wifes cat.
  11. ConcordCowboy

    ConcordCowboy Mr. Buckeye

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    That's funny that you mentioned the car thing...Because my one cat would get on my next door neighbors Corvette and he said something to me about it like you did...Lucky we moved to another house before anything happened.:D
  12. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Loosen up man. Really.
  13. cowboyfan4life_mark

    cowboyfan4life_mark 5 outta 8 ain't bad

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    Loosen up?? :rolleyes:

    That was 15 years ago. But I got tired of having to wash it more than it should've needed.

    Still wouldn't want a cat on either of my 2 vehicles, that's why I don't have a cat. :p:
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    It is just a car. Do you feel the need to compensate for something that you'd like to tell the board about?

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