A little back story. We moved into our house in July 2008. We live in a quiet suburban neighborhood where everyone talks to everyone. In the first month of living here we noticed our neighbor (who shares our back fence) was throwing leaves over our fence. Granted the leaves were from our tree but still. DH asked her what she was doing and she gave some long convoluted answer that DH just blew off and then he began talking small talk with her to change the subject. This is when we realized she was a little strange. DH asked her how long she had been in the neighborhood and she had no idea. . . .
Fastfoward about 6 months. We find a small bag of garbage in our backyard right near our back fence. DH and I thought it was wierd but blew it off as a one time thing. Then it began happening once a week. It happened 3-4 more times before we decided to confront the lady. We walked over to her house and asked her if she was having garbage thrown over her fence (we wanted to be non-accusatory). There is a vacant house next to her so we said we thought it might be coming from that lot. She ended up giving us this long explanation about how she DID throw garbage over our fence but it was only once and she never saw anyone else doing it. The she just keeps rambling but never apologizes or anything (!). From that encounter with her I'm pretty sure she is on some kind of strong medication or needs some, not sure which.
So the garbage stopped coming over our fence and everything was good for a month or so.
Fastforward to about early July/August. We start getting "gifts" on our front porch. Old sponges, a slipper, a hat, today a glove. I don' tknow if it is for certain this lady but I don't know who else it could be. The "gifts" are placed there in the middle of the night because I always check the porch before I go to bed and in the morning when I let the cats inside there is a present left for us.
I have no idea what to do about this or if there is anything I can do.