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Grace Hoffman

Woman takes in neighbour's parcels as he's out - and he publicly brands her a thief

A woman claims that she has been publicly humiliated by her neighbour after kindly offering to take in their parcel. The male resident proceeded to shame the woman online by warning villagers on Facebook that there's a 'thief' living among them.

Sharing her concerns to popular forum site Mumsnet, the woman was distraught that her kind gesture turned into a public bashing. Seeking advice on how to get her own back, the anonymous user is insisting that she shares video evidence to disprove his claim.

She explained: "Last night around 8:30pm a delivery driver asked me to take a parcel for a neighbour a few doors down and said he had knocked on my door as my gate was open."

The neighbour warned villagers that they should be 'careful' around the woman (stock photo) (Getty Images)

The woman went on: "There was banging on my front door at 6:50am. I ran downstairs worried something was wrong and hoping it wouldn't wake the whole house up.

"It was my male neighbour who is in his 40s. He didn't bother to say hello and only said, 'where is my parcel'. I explained it came last night. As I was pushing it down the hallway towards the door he said, 'no need to be so dramatic there's no need to pretend it's too heavy that's why you didn't bother to bring it over last night, you just could not be bothered'.

"I was shocked and just said how he wasn't in and that's why the delivery driver gave me the parcel. He then said he was in but was having his dinner, it was raining so didn't answer the door, and I should have had some respect to do the polite thing and take the parcel to him.

"I started laughing as I thought he was joking. He then called me a waste of space," she added.

The woman explained further that the man proceeded to bad-mouth her and call her a 'thief' on the village Facebook group.

He warned fellow villagers that 'everyone should be careful' around the woman as she will 'take their deliveries to keep for [herself]'.

The woman went on: "This is not true and unluckily for him - I have this all recorded on the ring doorbell. You can hear us both word for word and see how angry he is in the video. "

Seeking advice from people on Mumsnet, she questioned whether it would be unreasonable to post footage on Facebook.

Since sharing her post online, the woman's thread has raked in over 300 comments - where people advised her on how to proceed.

Taking to the comment section, one person suggested: "I'd post it on FB. So rude to call you a thief when you did him a favour. And obviously, never take his parcels in again."

Meanwhile, someone else said: "Absolutely offer to post the doorbell footage."

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