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Garbage left to "Punish" Single mom

On Saturday morning my sisters and I had a garage sale at my SW side house. While they were watching my son I put some signs out to advertise the sale. The sale ended and we cleaned up, I went to the signs that I could easily access and took them down. My son was getting baptised the next day in Springdale so I had spent the night at my mothers house, knowing that when I returned on Sunday afternoon that I would have to take the three remaining signs down with my son in tow. I got home on Sunday evening to find my mail box was knocked off the post and the post was bent all the way to the ground, as well as someone elses trash scattered every where and two of my signs with a harassing note stating " They were tired of picking up othere peoples garage sale signs and since I had left my sign up over night that I liked to make a mess, and since I liked to make a mess here was a mess for me to clean up."
Since I had not fed my son yet, nor had he had his bath, I had to 1. call the police, 2. Call my landlord, 3. clean up this new mess 4. Feed my son and get him into bed, preventing me from going on our normal walk to go pick up the last sign. Since it was already past his bed time I put him to bed, this morning when I got up, I was going to go get the last sign so they would all be taken care of, however when I went down the driveway agian, I agian found the garbage that I had just cleaned up all over again, with the last sign stuffed in my broken mail box, which they had completly broken this time.
I am completely understanding that you should clean up your signs after a garage sale, and if I had been given a fair chance I would have done so. The thing that irritates me the most is the garbage that they left is completely recyclable and compostable (including dog poop). I recycle everything, and have a compost pile of my own. So the police have been notified and there is a case been made, if any one has any information it would be greatly appreciated, as I did not mean to offend any one, however this type of punishment is extremly childish and unreasonable.

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