Neighbor damaged my front door
While I was away on a month-long trip, my front door was damaged. An ornament I have on the porch was used to pound into the door, leaving about 30 small dents and scratches.
My next door neighbor, who keeps an eye on my house when I'm gone, told me another neighbor down the street was pounding on doors one night trying to find his house and get in. Apparently he had not taken his meds and his family had to call 911 to get him under control. I have never met these neighbors as they live further down the cul-de-sac, but I certainly have sympathy for their situation.
I'm glad i wasn't home as I live alone and would have been really scared. However, my door now needs repair and repainting, which my handyman estimates at $150.00
What would you do about this? Would you ask the person responsible for the damage to pay for the repair?