TP'ing a house: why? What to do?
Hi all, parents of a much older kid here (who grew up in Berkeley with the help of BPN parents!). We've recently experienced something pretty unusual, and aside from being just plain curious about it ("who does that?!"), wonder if anything "official" can be done.
Woke up one morning to a front yard that had been completely toilet papered (??!). Yes, we do both remember doing this ourselves, some 3-4 decades ago! Back in "junior high" ( for those of you who don't remember, public school used to have grades 7-8-9 as jr. high, 10-11-12 as HS). All of which to say, this seems like both an old-fashioned "thing", and a very young thing to do.
So what motivates someone to do this? Aiming for a middle-schooler's address and missed? (This wasn't Halloween, when we did it so many years ago). Pure meanness? Disagreement with our political bumper sticker? The same thing that motivates dog-walkers to leave their dogs' sh*t in other people's cans? Other?
OK so we're just plain curious to know that. Aside from understanding why, we're also curious about a more general "what can be done" question. This may not even be an infraction, of course, but now that we have security cameras installed, we're curious: when other people do trespass and commit an infraction (stealing packages? Stealing other items?), can folks take their security film in to the police dept., and would anything be done?
Again, we're rather more curious than motivated to do anything about the TP, but would in general like to know about infractions caught on security camera tape.