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White Bear Lake 'neighbor from hell' arrested, charged with felonies

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FOX 9 News first reported on Lori Christensen three months ago when a White Bear Lake family said they had a neighbor from hell, and FOX 9's Tom Lyden has the exclusive follow-up that explains how she ended up in jail.

Neighbors were pretty shocked -- and so were the police and prosecutors who spent the past three months documenting every violation of a restraining order against her.

On Tuesday, things got serious and Christensen was charged with three felonies. FOX 9 News was there when she checked into the Ramsey County Jail -- but she was much less chatty than she was in her cul de sac. 

"I had a psychological evaluation, and they said if I was a man, this would not be happening," She said during that meeting.

That statement was just a small dose of the wackiness her neighbors, Greg and Kimberly Hoffman, have put up with for three long years. She has also been filmed doing a lewd dance while the couple's 12-year-old son had a birthday party, and she has put bizarre signs on her garage door that read "get a life," "the guilty talk the loudest" and "I saw mommy kissing a breathalyzer."

The latter is a reference to the fact that Kimberly Hoffman is a recovering alcoholic.

The Hoffmans say the result of this behavior is that they feel like prisoners in their own back yard because she'll come out when they are outside, and follow the family when they drive away from the neighborhood.

Under the terms of the restraining order, Christensen couldn't have direct or indirect contact with Hoffman. So for the past couple of months, she's been calling the city inspector on the Hoffmans over the pettiest things, like damage to their siding or litter from recycling.

Police and prosecutors have now documented dozens of cases of harassment, and 21 separate calls to police -- including one from the night FOX 9 News showed up.

Christensen is now charged with two felony counts of stalking and violating a restraining order. She turned herself in voluntarily, and bailed out of jail a few hours later. She is expected back in court on Wednesday.

Since Christensen violated a restraining order in December as well and did some time in the work house, that means she could be looking at up to 10 years in prison since this is not her first offense.

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