[quote="cristyd, post:10, topic:252638"]
yes, this is exactly what i had in mind also. I was suprised not at the fact that the police came to check a complain about a crying baby, but at the response of the policeman. And at the idea that somebody can complain about a neighbour because his baby is crying.
You'd be surprised what neighbors call the police over (or maybe not). I have an elderly dog, medium-sized, very slow moving since she has arthritis in her legs. She's friendly, but shy and she's a house dog (always inside, but I take her for walks and ALWAYS on a leash).
I had a neighbor in my old neighborhood that called animal control (part of the police department) on my dog. She claimed I let my huge, vicious dog run loose in the neighborhood and it was terrorizing her (this was completely untrue by any stretch of the imagination). So animal control came to my house... when they were greeted by me (and my hobbling, gray-faced dog) the first thing the officer said was, "She's not big and certainly isn't vicious." They told me about the complaint, asked me if I ever let my dog run loose (to which I answered "no") and they left saying, "sometimes people call us about the oddest things."
I mentioned it to other dog owners in the neighborhood and it turned out she called the police about everyone's dogs at some point (all with the same complaint). What it was, she was convinced all the dogs in the neighborhood were conspiring and using the area under her pine tree as a bathroom and killing the grass (the problem was there was a thick layer of pine needles under the tree so the grass couldn't grow). She thought calling animal control would get all the dogs taken away and the grass under the tree could grow and her yard would be beautiful. Also, as far as I know, no one ever walked their dog in her yard and no one let their dog run loose.
So you see, some people can just be a little odd in the head.