Long story short (maybe) - my neighbors son has been an violent addict for 30 + years. He has put his 85 year old mother in the hospital several times. I have begged her to get help but she denies he meant to (after telling me that he did). This last time he broke her hip and after being released from the hospital/rehab she left the state to go live with her other son. Leaving him to his own devices - he was arrested for assault/burglary within 6 months. Just 3 days ago she called me offering to sell me the house - I gladly agreed and began making the arrangements. Yesterday afternoon - he is dropped off by 2 guys I've never seen before and is back in the house. My neighbors and I are scared to think what he's going to do next. I called her and she swears she did not bail him out and has no idea what's going on. I understand that it's an addiction and as a mother I (kind of) understand her hesitancy to throw him out. However - what are we supposed to do?? I am just at the end of my rope with this situation after 7 years and I am frustrated living with this constant dread/fear of what is going to happen next. I would LOVE to stay out of this - but he and his drug buddies get all juiced up and someone is in a fight in the yard - they deal out of the house - and they have piled trash outside that is bringing in rats!!!