And the sign saga gets worse...
My sister (let's call her Nell, for simplicity's sake) woke up this morning to find that the neighbor (who we'll call, oh, Jerk) has been at the sign he was trying to remove again while she was sleeping. Now it's completely lying on the ground, the metal pole - one of those perforated ones that resembles a sort of sideways U-shape, like you generally see stop signs and the like on - either having been uprooted or broken off, I'm not entirely sure which but most likely the latter. It was
sticking out a good ways into the road, but Nell managed to get the rather heavy sign completely onto the sidewalk and then promptly called the police again to give them an update.
The police are Very Not Happy, as might be expected, and as Jerk managed to completely knock down the sign, I believe they can now go after him for actually removing it, rather than just having the intent to.
It also turns out that Nell is not the only person Jerk is inconveniencing by trying to find new places for his junkers. The neighbor on Jerk's other side, who we'll call May, has no place to park her own vehicle because Jerk has taken up all the curb space in front of her house, and her driveway on the side is quite frankly not even worthy of being called a driveway, being perhaps only large enough for two bicycles side by side. May, unlike Nell, does not shy away from telling people exactly what she thinks of them, and she has repeatedly confronted Jerk about taking her parking spaces. The last time she did, Jerk laughed in her face and then got his younger brother (Grump) to threaten May every time she dared leave her house for a few weeks. May did call the police on Grump, but basically all they did was come out, tell him "stop that" and then left again, at which point May decided it just wasn't worth it and stopped trying to confront Jerk.
Now Nell's new husband (Jules) has offered to try and talk Jerk over in an attempt to get him to at least
leave the signs alone. I don't think this will end well.