Sadly I share a front door with my neighbor, who is not a nice person. Here in the UK our mail is pushed through a letterbox in the front door; not put in a mailbox.
I suspected he was stealing my mail, but the other week I deliberately left some unimportant mail for myself on the floor behind the front door. And when I came home it was gone.
So as DVDs had gone missing in the past, I put an unimportant DVD in an old Lovefilm envelope to myself, and sure enough that went missing too.
I called the police, and they said; even though I know the mail is gone, it does not provide them with any proof that he has it. They say; for all they know, I could have a vendetta against him and be lying!
I'm trained in Graphic design and have a decent color laser printer. I can make any letter look official.
So I'm thinking I can create a letter to myself with an irresistable offer, and either have him call a number, and leave a message with his name and address (my preferred method, as an audio would be good evidence), or a webpage where he has to fill out a form to get the goodies.
But what goodies would be irresistable to him?
And how do I set up the phone system? I'd prefer to use a paid service, as I don't want to use my private numbers. And so I can have an automated message play when he calls.
He's a convicted thief and there's not much he won't do for money, and he's not got a car at the moment. So I'm thinking a Car competition would be good.
He also stolen a smartphone from me, lots of DVDs and personal letters, bank statements, etc - none of which I can prove.
Does anyone have any ideas of how to get hard evidence on this horrible neighbor?
Thanks a lot