Should I call the police and report it?

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    I was out of town for a few days. I've been back home for a few days, but something that happened while I was gone has been bugging me. I'm wondering if I should call the police and report it.

    While I was gone, somebody left a a bag of trash on my front doorstep. It's kind of odd in a way. It was in a plastic bag, not loose trash, but it was trash nevertheless. I also know who did it, and can prove it. In fact, I could prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt in a court of law.
    I talked to a few of my neighbors and they all had a bag of trash left on their doorstep by the same person. None of them think its that big of a deal, but when I asked them if they would be ok if I tossed my given bag of trash into the middle of the street we live on, none of them thought that was ok.
    Trash on my doorstep (and theirs), no big deal to them, that same bag of trash in the street, they don't like it.
    Should I call the police and report it? I threw the trash into my garbage can, but I can retrieve it if I call the police.
    I'm looking for advice here, what do you think I should do?
     
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    Dude.. Where do you live?:

    Cars stolen from your driveway.. Garbage left on your doorstep? Why?
     
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    I think you should call 9-1-1. They'll be able to help you.
     
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    Are you sure they aren't just really bad gift-givers?
     
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    Report it. Either the dumbass is mentally ill, or just expects his neighbors to pay for the removal of his trash. The cops will go talk to him, issue him a citation if he admits it, you won't even have to go to court. They'll just fine him.
     
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    Re-gifters! Someone gave him trash, and he's passing it on!
     
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    They will actually go through the bag of garbage to find identification of the asshole who dumped it. That's how ppl who dump garbage on the side of the road get busted.
     
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    That alone makes the call worthwhile.
     
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    you disgraced the batboy....live with the consequences.
     
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    A car is stolen every 28 seconds, that has nothing to do with the trash on my doorstep.
     

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