My neighbor claims my cat jumped over her fence and knocked over and broke an expensive statue. Now my cat is not the only cat that jumps over her fence - there are at least 2 other cats from surrounding houses that jump over her fence in the same spot.
She’s demanding I pay around $150 for the statue but there’s no evidence my cat actually did it, or any evidence a cat even did it at all.
I told my neighbor she needs to provide evidence that my cat did it and I think she needs to show evidence that the statue is indeed worth $150 before I hand over money. Because I don’t know her well and what if she has made the story up to just get money?
She seems to be going about it in the wrong way, like whenever she sees me she doesn’t say hi it’s just “when are you giving me my money?”
Part of me feels bad for not paying but I’m a bit of a pushover. I have trouble standing up for myself. What is the moral thing to do here?