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Just had a few words with MY neighbor

post #1 of 22
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My neighbor man just really ticked me off!! Let me back up a few mos....his dog is the one that attacked and killed my rat terrier in Dec. Ok-well DH wanted to kill his dog then and there, but NO I didnt want him to, or would let him. Well his dog(s) have ventured in our yard several times since the attack and we still havent done anything to them. So today I am outside with my daughter and she takes off towards our shed, which is on OUR propery and the dogs proceed to follow. I guess the idiot neighbor didnt know I was outside and he started shooting his b.b gun at MY dogs!!!!!!! So being the loud mouth I am, I walk to where he can see me and I yell a few curse words at him and tell him he better be d*** lucky his dogs are still alive considering they killed one of mine!! He just looks like a deer in the headlight and freezes, because he had been caught and felt like a fool. So he puts his gun away and yells something back, and me being a smart a**, I pipe off something about if he has a problem? And he mumbles something and I yell sorry I cant hear ya~so he walks towards me and tries to apologize and say he was shooting at a stray dog(like I am going to believe that!) I told him he better be darn lucky he still has dogs and he still says I know, I feel so bad for that, yadda yadda~Ughh....he just really got my blood boiling! Why would he have the right to shoot at my dogs, when they were in MY yard?? And we have never even shot at his or anything, even after they mauled my dog!
post #2 of 22
Why haven't you called the police?
post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by AbbysMom
Why haven't you called the police?
Wouldnt do any good(if ya mean about the dog killing my dog) and besides we live outside city limits, and which would mean calling the sheriff and lord knows what they would do. Probly not a darn thing......
post #4 of 22
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
Wouldnt do any good(if ya mean about the dog killing my dog) and besides we live outside city limits, and which would mean calling the sheriff and lord knows what they would do. Probly not a darn thing......
Maybe the police wouldn't do anything about his dog killing your dog, but now he is shooting a weapon into your backyard where your child is playing!, I would think that the police would respond to that.
post #5 of 22
At the very least a police report would start a history of his behavior.
You need to protect your family with documentation about what he is doing.
post #6 of 22
I agree with the others. Telling us about it isn't going to solve your problems. We are obviously concerned, but you need to tell the proper authorities so at the very least it is documented.
post #7 of 22
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Just hung up from the officer and he said they will go talk to him and let him know that shooting his gun around kids is not WISE and see what his side of the story is baically. I sometimes feel just that the cops/sheriffs are no help. I told him everything about his dog killing one of mine last year and how he shot that gun with my daughter outside and so we shall see what happens.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I am on the phone now to speak to a sheriff!! I will keep ya all posted.
That's a girl! let us know what the sheriff says.
post #9 of 22
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I told him everything about his dog killing one of mine last year and how he shot that gun with my daughter outside and so we shall see what happens.
I know that it is scary to report someone who might be dangerous but you had no choice...
You must start a documented history about your neighbor's behavior.
It may not help today....
but later, if the authorities want to see if he has a history of problems...
it will help you.
Stay cool....
Don't engage him in conversation....
That will only add fuel to his fire.
Good luck.
post #10 of 22
Wow, you seem to be having a lot of problems with neighbors lately. If I were you, I would not allow my pets outside unsupervised under any circumstances. I would be extremely concerned about a man shooting a bb gun at my dogs who are following my little daughter around. Next time I would call the police asap instead of going somewhere else with it first, like Karen mentioned. You might not think it does any good, but at the very least it establishes a history of problems. Hopefully, that wont be necessary in the future but you never know.
post #11 of 22
I would shoot of fireworks each time I go outside. Then if he ever says "I didn't know..." Just well you must be toned deaf, cause I shot off fireworks!

I agree with everyone else...keep that record going. They may not seem to be doing anything about it, however it does start a documentation and if anything DOES happen ( hopefully not) then there is a trail of reported history.

Good Luck!
post #12 of 22
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Well here it is almost 10 pm and no word from anyone I guess either they didnt talk to him or they didnt think they needed to talk to me again. I am just worried what he will do now!! I know that hes a moron for even wanting to shoot a gun with a child around!! I would think that if nothing else, would get a rise outta the sherriff dept.
post #13 of 22
Shooting a gun at anyone (even a BB gun) is FELONY assault in AR. Follow up!
post #14 of 22
Well, calling the police can't possibly put you in more danger than screaming obscenities at him, or threatening to kill his dogs. When you sink to his level, you give him every reason to continue his behavior...in his mind, you're just the crazy lady who lives next door. Threatening to kill his dogs is not going to change his behavior, regardless that his dog killed yours.

You can call the sheriff's office and ask what was done. That is your right.

The next time he does something illegal or harmful, you call the police again. Don't engage in a shouting match with him. It does establish a record of his behavior. Someone has to be the rational responsible adult in this scenario.
post #15 of 22
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Originally Posted by clixpix
Well, calling the police can't possibly put you in more danger than screaming obscenities at him, or threatening to kill his dogs. When you sink to his level, you give him every reason to continue his behavior...in his mind, you're just the crazy lady who lives next door. Threatening to kill his dogs is not going to change his behavior, regardless that his dog killed yours.

You can call the sheriff's office and ask what was done. That is your right.

The next time he does something illegal or harmful, you call the police again. Don't engage in a shouting match with him. It does establish a record of his behavior. Someone has to be the rational responsible adult in this scenario.
I didnt threaten to kill his dogs-ever! I just said hes lucky they were still alive. Thats not threating to kill 'em. I instantly blew up because of what I caught him doing and espically with my 2 y/o daughter out there.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I instantly blew up because of what I caught him doing and espically with my 2 y/o daughter out there.
I'm not saying you didn't have a right to be angry. We're just giving you advice on maybe a better way to handle it.

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Originally Posted by catloverin_ks
I didnt threaten to kill his dogs-ever! I just said hes lucky they were still alive. Thats not threating to kill 'em.
It's not a threat? If that were said to me, I'd take it as a threat.
post #17 of 22
Good for you on calling the sheriff. What an awful situation! I hope things calm down soon for you and your Mom. And I have to agree with ClixPix...this man is scary. Do not engage him in conversation. I'm sure you are furious, but just let the cops handle it if he does anything else.
post #18 of 22
As I do with my evil neighbor I keep track when I here home shooting (as he did earlier this week!) We seem to have many "stray" cats around and I haven't seen one that I was feeding for a while.
I would continue to contact the sheriffs dept if you have any more problems. That is there job to serve and protect!!
post #19 of 22
You held your tongue better then I would have. The cops would have had to pull me off of HIM if he was doing it around my child... then again I have a bad temper when it comes to protecting my child.... not healthy
post #20 of 22
What about your daughter??? that man was trespassing on your property and could have injured her. My boyfriend is a police officer, so i asked him what advice he would give to someone in your shoes- he said you should get an "Order of Protection" against the man.An Order of Protection is more benificial than a "restraining order" and they penalize people that violate them more swiftly. I would definitely go to the police headquarters and file for an order of protection as well as a police report for him trespassing on your property and explaine to the cops that he had the intention of harming your property (which cats and dogs are considered their owner's "property"- maybe they can charge him with vandelism- i'm not sure, but at least try something. If he violates an Order of Protection, he will be in - serious trouble- much more so than if he were to violate a restraining order.(at least that's how it works in TN anyways, and i'm assuming kansas too) Also, i suggest you not scream at him or do anything to anger him- you could trigger him, and if he's that crazy to be shooting bebe guns at your dog - who knows what he may try to do to you or your loved ones. The best course of action for you to take is to file for an order of protection and to try to avoid any conflict with him ( i understand you being mad, and i would be more than mad if someone came near my child and could have hurt them) but at the same time, you don't want to encourage his crazy behavior by being combative. The best choice is to be non-confontational ( notice i'm not saying to be passive, just not to confront him) and to seek action in the form of police reports and orders of protection. Everytime he trespasses, don't address him- just call the cops...they will accomplish much more, and if he has an order of protection against him- he'll probably become the "manwife" to someone in his new metal home good luck, i hope this helps you out. Please let me know if there's anything else i can help you with....i'm not a cop, but i'm with one, so i can always ask him his opinions and see what he knows that could potentially help out your situation. Good Luck!

Just a little side note: you were talking earlier about sheriff's probably not being willing to do anything....well they have to. You see, local cops and city ones can "choose" at certain times not to respond to certain calls...say for instance an elderly woman "thinks" she hears someone in her house but doesn't want to look around to see if anyone is there....the city cops could refuse to answer the call ( although it is very very frowned upon to do so) and then the call would go to the sheriff's dpt....which by the way, sheriff's are "property" of the state, and if a city cop "refuses" to answer a call- the sheriff has to, no matter how petty or unnecessary the call may seem. So when you call the sheriff's dpt, they HAVE to check it out.....so insist on it! Be kind to them- the more kind and approchable you are- the more inclined they are to help you and the more effort they will put into the investigation. So don't be pessamistic thinking the sheriff's won't respond---by law, they HAVE to. hope that clears up any confusion you may have had between cops and sheriff's deputies.
post #21 of 22
Are we talking about a real gun?? real real gun wih bullets and firing into your garden!!????
OH MY GOD!
post #22 of 22
This sounds nuts to me,the law is so tight over here now if i even said to the cat trapping moron over the road that i was going to shoot him i could be locked up and charged,
BUT i do know this , that fellow has shot onto your property and where you are i think they call it a fellony, you need to do something about him, because if one of those things stray it will take out your little girls eye.
Bearing in mind i probably would have taken his head off anyway and stuck it on a pike
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