Case against White Bear Lake 'neighbor from Hell' dropped


Pending charges against a Twin Cities woman who has been dubbed the "neighbor from Hell" have been dropped after her former neighbors decided to end the legal battle and move on.

Lori Christensen, 51, gained national attention for her years-long spat between her former neighbors, Greg and Kim Hoffman.

She was scheduled to go to trial Monday in Ramsey County District Court on charges of stalking and violating a restraining order for allegedly filming her neighbor's property, the Star Tribune reports.

However, the Ramsey County Attorney's Office has decided to dismiss the case after considering evidence and discussing with the Hoffmans.

Gerhardsten added, the attorney's office also considered Christensen's current probation term, which prohibits her from going within one mile of the Hoffman's property until June 2017.

“Kim and I said, ‘It’s time to move on for all parties involved,’” Greg Hoffman told the Star Tribune Monday. “We thought, ‘What do we gain?’ Lori’s out of the neighborhood, and we were never out for a pound of flesh.”

The feud between the neighbors began in 1999 and has resulted in hundreds of calls to police and dozens of citations, ABC News reported. The Hoffmans first obtained a restraining order against Christensen in 2010, and a second in 2012, after they say she mocked Kim Hoffman, who is a recovering alcoholic. She reportedly posted signs on her garage insulting them, and lifted her shirt to flash her neighbors, among other transgressions.

Christensen, 51, was sentenced to five years of probation in 2013 after pleading guilty to a felony count of harassment, but in 2014 an appeals court ruled she should be allowed to withdraw her guilty plea, sending her case back to court, the Pioneer Press reported.

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