My neighbors had a fight and I called 911 — was that the right move? #Neighbors & Hoods#People#advice#boundaries#crime#emergency#neighbors July 7 | Offbeat Editors offbeatbride Offbeat Home & Life runs these advice questions as an opportunity for our readers to share personal experiences and anecdotes. Readers are responsible for doing their own research before following any advice given here... or anywhere else on the web, for that matter. Kairu asks: Photo by eflon. Used under Creative Commons license. I had an unpleasant situation this weekend. My apartment neighbors (a couple in their 20s) had a fight, complete with thuds, pained screams, and the woman screaming, "Let go of me! Stop!" I called 911 since it seemed to be more than a lovers' quarrel. But since telling friends, some say I overstepped my boundaries and should have minded my own business. I feel if I'd done nothing and the fight escalated to a crime scene I could never live with myself. What would you do in this situation? How do you know when to intervene? Join our community! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Tips for acing your kid's birthday party NEXT You're about to watch so many birth videos you'll be weepy by lunch time Show/Hide comments [ 121 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.