'Karen' neighbor dumps chilli powder in TikToker's backyard to keep dogs away
A video of a woman calling out her Karen neighbor had gone viral on TikTok. The neighbor reportedly put chili powder all around the TikToker's backyard fence line to keep her dogs contained. The video, which has got more than 2.3 million views on TikTok, was shared on the platform last week.
It shows the large amount of chili powder lining the fence of the TikTok user @smolgoatt's backyard. She said that the neighbor had dumped the powder to keep her dogs away from the fence line so that their barks wouldn't disturb her sleep. In the video, the TikToker who is a pet parent to two female dogs said, "So my neighbor poured a bunch of orange stuff in my backyard today. So I get home, I let my girls out, I notice immediately that they start eating whatever this is on my fence line."
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Recounting the incident, she said, "My neighbor's yard is on the other side of this fence. I called my housing company first and asked them if anyone was at the house today, if there was any work order. They said no, they do not know what it is. So I went over to my neighbor's house, and asked her what it is."
She shared that her neighbor admitted to having put the chili powder along the fence of her backyard, saying "Yeah, that was me". The TikToker said in the video, "Apparently that was all chili powder, it looks like a shit ton of it too. So I asked, 'Why would you do that, they have been eating it?'" The 'Karen' neighbor replied that she hadn't known her dogs would eat it. She apparently "saw it online and thought it would be a good idea since they are always barking at us and harassing my dog and peeing on the fence line."
@smolgoatt calls her dogs 'girlies' and told her followers that they are just seven months old. She found her puppies, now named Storm and Rogue, on a dumpsite before she rescued and adopted them. Sharing information about the health of her dogs, she said, "I was able to clean up most of it. The girls are doing fine right now, I called the vet and they said just monitor them."
In a follow-up video, she said that her dogs are doing fine now. She tried to involve her housing company and they did not do anything. She said that she does not want to involve the police. But many of her followers are urging her to report her 'Karen' neighbor to the police to establish precedence if she tries something like this again.