Dear Revenge Guy,
Love your site; great to have an honest person standing up for innocent victims.
I am writing to politely ask for your help.
A year ago a trailer trash hillbilly and his skanky girlfriend moved next door to me in what was once a very quiet neighborhood. Almost immediately they installed stereo speakers on their front porch and blasted music at all hours. I attempted nice notes and talks and was ignored.
I called the police who always arrived, told them to turn it down and the problem was temporarily resolved. Now however, they turn up the music for 20 minutes at a time and then turn it down so when the police arrive there is no noise.
The police, while always being polite and sympathetic, refuse to issue citations because I am the only one complaining. They have dogs and I have tossed old cheddar in their yard but this has had no effect that I can tell.
I want to solve this in a peaceful and legal manner but lack of sleep has me considering very drastic measures. Also, I cannot use Liquid Ass on their property as there is a locked fence and two dogs roaming the yard.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,
Hi Polite Guy,
The police can only deal with what is in front of them. It's a sad state of affairs but it's the way life works. The city bylaw office, however, only needs a video and a verified complaint to take action.
You can be your neighborhood hero by doing these three things:
1) Talk to your neighbors about these "hillbillies" and how their actions affect their quality of life
2) Video these hillbillies to catch their bad behavior in an undisputable way
3) Take the evidence to city hall and make sure action is taken
4) BONUS: They probably don't own the property, they're renting it. Find the owners and talk to them about a possible lawsuit based on the devaluation of neighborhood property values because of their tenants.
You have to take action to make your neighborhood a better place - or at least to be as good as it once was.
Best Wishes, The Revenge Guy