White Bear Lake 'neighbor from hell' case dropped

The Ramsey County attorney's office has dropped its case against a White Bear Lake, Minn. woman dubbed the "neighbor from hell." Lori Christensen, 51, was scheduled to stand trial Monday for two counts of stalking and one count of violating a restraining order for allegedly shooting video of her neighbor's home.

For 7 years, Christensen harassed neighbors Kim and Greg Hoffman, making obscene gestures in front of their 3 children and taping bizarre signs to their garage, like, "The guilty talk the loudest." and "I saw mommy kissing a breathalyzer" -- an apparent reference to the fact that Kim Hoffman is a recovering alcoholic. One of the worst moments happened while the Hoffmans' then-12-year-old son was having a birthday party.

"She started lifting her skirt, rubbing her crotch," Hoffman said, in a previous Fox 9 report.

Christiansen has since been banned from the neighborhood for violating a different restraining order. The Hoffmans have put the nuisance neighbor in their rearview mirror, and feel no need to pursue further legal action. After consulting with the Hoffmans last week, the Ramsey County attorney's office dismissed the latest charges "in the interests of justice."

Watch the video for Tom Lyden's original report on the Neighbor from Hell.

Fox 9 archive

May 2012 - 'Neighbor from hell' arrested, charged with felonies

July 2013 - 10-year 'stay-away order' from White Bear Lake neighborhood

Oct. 2013 - NEIGHBOR FROM HELL: 'There are two sides to every story'

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