February 8, 2013 5:05 PM Subscribe
My family's house was egged. What can I do, and how should I react?
posted by bad grammar to law & government (16 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Well after dark around 7 pm., someone threw eggs at our dining room window, which fronts on the street, and onto our back porch. We didn't see who did it. Other people throw convenience-store garbage into our bushes, which also front on the street, but this egging has not happened before.
This is an upscale suburban neighborhood, but the street in question is a busy one.
Without going into specifics (MeMail me if you need to), I am worried that work has followed me home, in the police or spy novel sense. I'm a school librarian. I'm not allowed to talk much about the school here, but it serves "at-risk" students. I've let the school admin know.
It's more likely that the culprit is neighborhood kids, who have toilet papered other people's yards in the neighborhood.
What should I do? Should I report the egging to the police?
I know that it's probably disproportionate to get upset over petty vandalism, but after my work day I really don't appreciate coming home to an egging, and I am angry. It's my parents' house, they are getting old, my mother is chronically ill. Of course, the culprits don't know that and couldn't care less.
On the other hand, I an worried that we've been targeted as the "Other." My family is of a different ethnicity, religion, and political party from most people in this neighborhood, which is mostly white, Catholic, and Republican. I also look like a stereotypical lesbian (very short hair, pants, mannish winter coat). I maybe look like the neighborhood weird person because I have a hearing disability and I don't drive, so I walk a lot.