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Sometimes, a friendly neighbor reports suspicious activity to the police, and huge meth labs are found and the producers are arrested.
Other times, the neighbor is 100% wrong and all that is found is a lot of maple syrup. Seriously. In Illinois, the neighbors of a family who make maple syrup on their property reported to cops that they suspected illegal activity. The cops showed up, only to be sent on their way with samples of the maple syrup being produced in the families yard.
As for the neighbors, well, the family, who has been making maple syrup for 5 years, shared: "I think my neighbors on their way to church see the buckets and stuff and think we've got a meth lab operation going on here. I just want to put their minds at ease, and let them know it's maple syrup. And that they're all welcome for pancakes if they want to come on over."
I hope they head over for some pancakes! I really haven't heard a stranger story than this. It seems people are getting too worried about illegal activity, rather than just asking. Props to the cops for showing up and asking for an explanation, rather than bringing in a SWAT time for no reason!
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@marshalledgar Whether people are judging too much and calling the cops, or not judging enough and not calling the cops, people will say they did something wrong, sadly.
@amog32 maybe, but that's easy to say when the truth comes out. I think a lot of doubt comes into play first before people feel compelled to call the police. sadly, I think most people don't want to be involved and let bad things go on.
@yakwithalan Seriously overreacting in my opinion! @greggr @amog32
Wow. Neighbors need to chill out.
Well! I can't say I wouldn't have done the same, really. If you're suddenly concerned your neighbors might be doing something illegal, and you're not close, the logical thing to do would be to call the cops, I think.
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