How to deal with a lunatic neighbour?

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  1. Nippon

    Nippon Insert Kanji here... Premium Member

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    There is a guy who lives below me who is acting like a lunatic.

    He keeps putting leaves in front of my door and has started to place leaves under my car wipers.

    I would like to drop the guy, but my wife is alone while I am away for work and I don't want her to be a target.

    He isn't doing anything illegal, so I can't go to the cops.

    Dropping the guy is not worth a police record, either.
     
  2. Maynar

    Maynar You reached for the secret too soon Premium Member

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    Why do you hate leaves?
     
  3. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    maybe he wants you to leave
     
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    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    Got any desolate, wooded areas nearby? How about a shovel?


    What? I get a little protective when people mess with my car.
     
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    sk8rat Senior Member

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    put a flag in his yard. if I know australians, and I think I do, he will take great offense.
     
  6. Sct13

    Sct13 Gold Supporter Premium Member

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    When someone does ignorant things like this, he is a bully and there is nothing to to but ignore it...or confront him....

    He is looking for a rise out of you so dont take the bait, he's probably nuts.

    Or you did something to offend him, (maybe involving leaves)?

    Dropping him would be the worst thing to do.
     
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  7. OHIOSTEVE

    OHIOSTEVE Senior Member

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    I had an issue with a neighbor once... He was the guy in the neighborhood you could hear screaming and cussing his kids. VILE shit. He tried that once with one of mine. All it took was a discussion about how long it takes for a cop to get here and how badly I could hurt him in that length of time, and I would pay my fine and be home before he left the hospital..... Next snowfall I went out to him shoveling my car out. No more issues. He ended up having a major stroke ( only a year or 2 older than me I think) and another smaller one and lives somewhere with his son now.
     
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  8. chasenblues

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    Harassment isn't against the law in your country..
     
  9. Nippon

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    Maybe its you. All this time you have been living below me.
     
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    I don't know if they would bother with it. No threats of violence. Yet.
     
  11. NewDayHappy

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    Set up a deer cam and get him on film, tell him you have him on camera and you want an apology and any further transgressions and the footage will be turned over to the police.
     
  12. Nippon

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    Yeah, I will look into a cam on Monday. He may think twice if he sees a security cam.
     
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    Deer cameras are like $50 dude and they're usually camouflage. You can find them at sporting good stores, they come with rubber bands so you can wrap them around trees. They come with a little chip that you can upload the footage to your computer.

    EDIT: If law enforcement can't do anything, show it to your landlord. (I'm assuming you have one.)
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    Great. Now you can watch him put leaves at your door and under your wipers and get even more pissed off.

    Knock on his door, say "hey, quit with the leaf crap. Got it?".

    that's the first step. And it doesn't cost a dime. See where it goes from there.
     
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    A shovel. One of my fav-o-rite tools. So much more that just something to dig holes with.
     
  17. artis_xe

    artis_xe Christopher Premium Member

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    try this

    assuming that the guy is just a little bit tilted , leave a pair of shoeslaces on his doorstep

    it seems that he's trying to convey some sort of message to you . and chances are that he has made at least one visit to the mental ward

    shoelaces are the first thing that get confiscated ( ask me how I know ) . and you leaving them at his doorstep , might serve as a reminder of a place he would rather not return to
     
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    Pay the guy back by troweling a fresh dog turd under the driver's door handle on his car.
     
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    Sicilian Neck Tie..

    ..only real option here..
     
  20. NewDayHappy

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    You can always do that I guess, I'm not sure where that'll get you because this guy seems nuttier than squirrel shit. Getting him on camera may get him evicted though.
     
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