Sorry, Mr. Rogers! Not a beautiful day for a neighbor

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  • We asked on HLN's Facebook page 'Do you know your neighbors?'
  • Mr. Rogers wouldn't be pleased with the responses we received
Sorry, Mr. Rogers! Not a beautiful day for a neighbor

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"Would you be mine, could you be mine, won't you be my neighbor," was the familiar refrain sung by childhood TV icon Mr. Rogers, but recent events in a Cleveland, Ohio, neighborhood suggest that may not be the case anymore. 

Charles Ramsey said he used to eat ribs and listen to music with his next-door neighbor Ariel Castro, who's accused of holding three women captive in his home. Ramsey said he didn't have a clue that Castro was holding anyone in his house against their will.

READ MORE: Where the Cleveland kidnap suspect lived

"He just comes out in the backyard, plays with his dogs, tinkers with his cars and motorcycles, and goes back in the house, so he's someone that you look at and look away because he's not doing nothing but the average stuff," Ramsey said.

We posed the question, "How well do you know your neighbor?" on HLN's Facebook page, and we're surprised about the responses we received.

Judy L.: “Out in the country where I live, people sort of know WHO their neighbors are. Mostly because we have all lived here for DECADES!

Judith S.: “In New York City neighborhoods, people pay attention to everything. At least I know who is my neighbor,what they are capable to do is another thing.”

Kee Kee P.: “My neighbors on the left of my house seem to be pretty good ppl, it's a pleasure living next to them although I keep to myself but the neighbors in the other house I found out they're thieves. I had an unexpected check of $2130.00 come to my street mailbox and it was stolen. They tracked the check after it was found I didn't receive it. We found out one of my neighbors was caught on tape cashing it @ a check cashing place.”

Ruthanne T.: “Well, mine have wrapping paper on the windows two tiny vicious dogs and shades that are drawn 99% of the time they moved in 2 years ago and we all hope they move. I live in a beautiful neighborhood. They have no respect for the property or the neighborhood and even have "friends" over to call me names since I am the only stay-at-home mom in the neighborhood and actually sees what's going on.”

Javonda O.: “I recently moved because I had a neighbor that crossed the line with nosiness. She would read notes that I left for repairmen on my front door or landlord. I drove up and caught her red-handed on my porch!”

Dena B.: “I know my neighbors well, but do I?? I know will never let my kids spend any time anywhere without me. I don't trust anyone. It's a shame !!”

Julie H.: “Don't know any of my neighbors nor do I want to get to know any of them.”

Teri N.F.: “I don't know my neighbors. I don't want them knowing my business and I don't want to know theirs!”

So, have we moved past Mr. Rogers' advice? Is being neighborly on the way out? Tell us what you think in the comments below.

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