Evil Neighbor, Age 81, Is Off To Jail
Said the judge: "It seems to me, despite your age and despite your infirmities, you have deliberately, for a period going on for 10 years, made life a misery for your neighbours." So what exactly did 81 year-old Dorothy Evans do to her neighbors that got her 6 months in jail (a sentence that the judge said would have been much longer had she been younger)? Per the testimony of her neighbor, Angela Casa, Ms. Evans:
Drew a white chalk mark around Mrs Casa's car, while she was sitting in the vehicle outside her home, and swore at her through the car window before hitting her with her walking stick;
Told their 13-year-old daughter she was a witch and would cast a spell on her family and kill her pet dog;
Dropped her trousers and mooned Mrs. Casa's mother;
Displayed photographs of the Casa's home in her garage window alongside a piece of paper with the word "scum" written on it;
Told Mr. Casa to "go back to Italy"
Called Mrs. Casa a prostitute; and
Tried to run Mrs. Casa off the road.
Per the judge, the Casas are "eminently reasonable people," and "[Ms. Evans] made their lives a misery, as was apparent both at the trial and by the witness impact statements." He told Ms. Evans that "It's abundantly clear you will not change." Well, at least the Casa family will have 6 months of peace and quiet. (You can read more on this story here.)