A local man called Tinley police last week claiming that it wasn't several days of scorching temperatures that killed his lawn, but his neighbor.
The 53-year-old 177th Street resident has had a long-standing feud with the guy next door, police said, and has filed several complaints at the department, mainly focused on property damage. Due to a lack of evidence, no arrests have ever been made. Last Wednesday was no exception.
"Today, (he) is reporting that he believes the neighbor is spraying some kind of chemical onto his plans and flowers, causing them to die," the report said. "(He) is sure the damage is criminal in nature and not due to extreme heat over the past few days."
The man took several photos of his lawn over a three-day period, police said. He also had an agent from the United States Department of Agriculture visit his home and examine the damage.
"The agency could not find any residue from chemicals on (his) plants," according to the police report.