So, I live in a row of houses (each house except the ends shares two walls with other homes) and I only have one adjacent neighbor that moved in a month or so ago. I had never met her before today and knew nothing about her and anyone else living there as I work about 13 hours a day and have only even seen her going into the house once.
Today I heard a lot of screaming, thumping, and banging through the walls. I have a couple kids (in another state right now, but that's another story) and when they throw major temper tantrums, it's exactly what it sounds like. That's exactly what I thought it was... until she knocked on my door in tears asking to use the phone to call the police.
It turns out that her wife (we live in a state where gay marriage is legal) was beating and choking and slamming her into the walls. They had a major fight and she locked her out of the house and took off. Obviously I let her come in and use the phone. She left with the police after they came. I assume to go file statements and other paperwork. They didn't talk to me at all.
My question is, did I do the right thing by ignoring the sounds to begin with? Keep in mind that I just thought it was a young child throwing a fit.