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Crazy afternoon at the Farm...neighbors from hell

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  • Crazy afternoon at the Farm...neighbors from hell

    I was teaching 3 girls in the jumping ring, barn owner was teaching a beginner on the other side of the barn...and this red pickup drives in the driveway...a little faster than we would like. So we all stop to see who it is and where he is going. He drives to BO's house gets out and when he finds no one home, he climbs back in the truck and proceeds to gun it backwards and forwards, SLAMMING on the brakes in between! He then leaves rooster tails of dirt as he drives up to the barn. He slams the brakes so hard all of the crap he has in the bed of his truck flies out. He gets out, picks up all of the crap (beer cans, etc) and THROWS it all back in the bed of the truck. He then stomps over the the beginner ring and starts YELLING at the BO. "You called the bleep bleeping cops on my dog!! If I see your horses in the road I am gonna kill them!!" He then gets back in the truck...and cuts a 1 foot deep ditch backing up, hitting a paddock gate in the process. Then he drives out of the driveway at 50mph, almost hitting the handyman who was backing out from the workshed. Seriously, if Lumpy had been one second sooner or faster, we would have had a HUGE wreck in our driveway!

    Needles to say, the sheriff was called and we now have a trespassing order against the guy...but I dont think I will be sleeping much.
    Oh did I mention he lives across the road and has been arrested before?
    We are so afraid he is going to hurt a horse or a dog or a kid.....sigh
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm

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    Are you sending him a bill for replacing the gate? What a jerk. I just can't imagine going around in life so angry. Life's way too short. Stay vigilant...and safe.
    "Dreams are the touchstone of our characters." Henry David Thoreau
    Touchstone Farm
    www.bytouchstonefarm.com

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    • #3
      Hey, we have a crazy neighbor too!!! Rumours are that he had been in jail, but we dont know what for...So far it's really been his GF that seems to be the real loon... calls the police on the BF, and whoever else she imagines bothers her....so far we have had their gigantic pig loose on our property (my TB's were horrified)... my hubby fed it about 20 ace pills to keep the dang thing quiet after getting him into a stall... neighbor came over with his truck and they "hog tied" him and loaded him into the barrell of a tractor and dumped him in the guys truck...

      The police head down their driveway often for unknown reasons... the GF loves to hog the narrow road we live off of, usually when she see's me coming in with my horse trailer in tow.. she just parks her SUV right in the middle of the road... we've had her kid get his truck stuck in our ditch...but we were pretty chicken when it came to going and knocking on her door about it... we try to live in harmony, we really do...

      No fun having whackos for neighbors... be careful!

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        #4
        Actually, the gate works better now. And our two deputy sheriff's names were Carter and Bush...you cant really make this stuff up....lol
        Oh, and I did call on his not-neutered chow cross that was in my mare field nipping at the mares heels a few months ago....
        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
        carolprudm

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        • #5
          OMG those are the neighbors from Hell!!! I recently posted what I attempted as a tongue-in-cheek rant about my neighbors (who I don't dislike and are very nice) and now I feel really guilty!! I had some ex-boarders this crazy and mean and I know how you feel-Good Luck-keeping my fingers crossed that they decide to move elsewhere (or maybe it's decided for them!!)
          http://thepitchforkchronicles.com

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          • #6
            Usually I am the one who says, "Try gently speaking with the neighbor in a friendly sort of way to make them aware of the problem before calling the police."
            Glad you didn't go that route, wow.

            Also very glad the kids/horses remained calm. Many horses would launch into orbit!

            Obviously this guy doesn't know the diff between right and wrong. I can bet his dog is "entire" because he doesn't want to "emasculate" him.
            Dumbass.
            (sorry, an ass is smarter)

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            • #7
              I have learned not to mess with people. In other words, not to cause trouble, by reporting things to the police.
              I had a neighbor who built on the property line a garage, ignoring set back regs. I spoke to him first, he basically told me to f off and that I owned so much land, what difference did it make.
              So, I went to the town and asked them to look into it. His garage had only been staked out, so there was not building yet.
              Town told him to do the setback, but gave him row over my land(a few feet) for his driveway.

              But, for two years, every two weeks like clockwork, he filed a complaint regarding smell, manure, noise, etc. It would be to a different state department, and by law they were required to come out. I actually become very friendly with some of them, since I'd see them so often. And since I wasn't doing anything wrong, they actually began to sympathasize with me.
              None the less, it drove up my blood pressure and caused me great stress.

              then he began cutting the invisible fence for the dogs, and baiting them into his yard with hamburger. He then wrote letters about his fear for his and his family's safety and that he would have to protect himself against my mean dog. Dog was btw, tested to be so mellow, she was drafted for therapy dog for kids to read to. Cops told me, he is going to shoot your dog, and make it look like you were the one at fault.

              Having neighbors that are whacko, such as yours is no fun. Ignore his dog, or put up no climb fencing. Just think the beating that poor dog took after the cops left.
              I know we sometimes think, its my property, my rights, etc, but I guess I have learned, life is short, and its a lot easier to avoid problems or correct them on your own.

              People can be whacky, and I know what having that neighbor did to my health and life for the short two years he lived next to me. It isn't worth it.

              I am sorry what you went through, but if he is that much of a hot head, well, heck, next time, he could show up with the dog, shoot it in front of you all, and tell you problem solved. People are very nuts and loose canyons, so be careful how you tread.
              JMHO and so you know, I am by nature a fighter, but really who has the time or patience or wherewithall to always be on edge or in a fight. UGH.
              save lives...spay/neuter/geld

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              • #8
                These kinds of stories just make me so happy to have the neighbors I have. Nice, basically mind their own business, help each other out when needed kinds of neighbors.

                You have my sympathy!

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                • #9
                  Mroades~~~~ keep a video camera handy in the barn or somewhere with quick access to it. The next time he shows up, and he will, get him on tape. Cell with video cam anything to protect you as he WILL most likely do something else stupid to you guys. You may also want to have a plan in place to remove kids from the area if he shows up again, kinda like a fire drill. There's no point in exposing the kids to the crazy person and the parents would probably be much happier if they knew there was a plan in place to protect their kids even if its just from bad language. I have had it happen to me, the guy was jacked up on some drug or another and came over to get his revenge.
                  Proud Mama of a BOY rider

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                  • #10
                    A friend had a neighbor that had an intact Aussie that kept coming to her farm. Owners were nice but wouldn't do anything about the dog. He was a nice dog but didn't need to be there with lots of little kids and ponies. The dog showed up when the vet was there working on some ponies, dog got neutered. Vet did it free and used super glue instead of sutures, dogs long hair covered up scene of the crime. A few months later Friend saw dog owner and asked how the dog was doing since it hadn't visited recently? "Dog is doing great and has grown up into a very loyal stay at home dog, we just adore him now. I guess he just had to mature."

                    I will never again complain about my neighbor who is an alcoholic, but the worse thing she does is talk trash about people and bring me hot chocolate when she sees me schooling a pony when it is cold and a diet Pepsi when it is hot.

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                    • #11
                      I'm sorry your stuck with this now. If I've sized someone up as an asshat and one of their critters is causing my dinky place some grief, I deal directly w/ the critter and just keep waving at the owner.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by mroades View Post
                        Actually, the gate works better now.

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                        • #13
                          M
                          watch out for revenge.
                          The usual method is either poisoning the dogs/horses or opening gates. k

                          Time to put a lock on the gate and keep all away from the pastures near the road.

                          This is one of those times when it is best for the bad guy to be afraid of you instead of vice versa.

                          added: Now this neighbor does qualify as a "cracker"

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                          • #14
                            Sorry for your troubles.

                            Think security system.

                            It's cheaper than you think - and there is fabulous technology out there that works great for farms or rural properties.

                            Seriously. It's not expensive and may help prevent a gate from "accidentally" being opened if you know what I mean.
                            Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
                            Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
                            -Rudyard Kipling

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mroades View Post
                              He then stomps over the the beginner ring and starts YELLING at the BO. "You called the bleep bleeping cops on my dog!! If I see your horses in the road I am gonna kill them!!" . . .
                              We are so afraid he is going to hurt a horse or a dog or a kid.....sigh
                              You're right to take his threats seriously. Almost the exact same thing happened to a friend of mine. Crazy neighbor kept three or four loose dogs that he knew attacked horses. Kids would ride by, dogs would attack. One mare came home with a four inch tear out of her vagina. BO wouldn't call AC, because she knew what would happen. But of course finally a parent of one of the kids called AC.

                              Neighbor began a campaign of terror every time he saw anyone from that barn riding along the road. Well, except for one man, who always rode with a pistol on his hip. Anyway - neighbor would run for his truck, speed up beside the horses, and cause the truck to backfire. Or try to force the horse into a ditch if he could catch them where there wasn't a verge to escape onto.

                              Oh, and he deliberately ran over one of the farm dogs and killed it.

                              BO was finally forced to tell everyone they could only ride on the farm or trailer off it to ride somewhere else.

                              Document everything, have people ride out with camcorders if possible, and call the police every.single.time. something happens. It's shockingly difficult to get the police and/or the prosecutors office excited about this sort of thing - they tend to treat it as a prank unless they are horsey themselves and realize that kind of crap could get someone killed.
                              I'm not ignoring the rules. I'm interpreting the rules. Tamal, The Great British Baking Show

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                              • #16
                                I have been having a terrible time with psychotic bosses, but I am glad they get left at work and I don't have to deal with horrible neighbors. You all have had some terrible experiences....

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                                • #17
                                  Ya'll have some scary stories!

                                  My mom has a dude with an aggressive unneutered GS. He is so big! I befriended him as a pup, to try and keep him friendly. The owner is a real beat-up-the-wife SOB, almost hit me when I prevented him from hitting the dog while it was on my moms property. As the dog grew older it was just to angry, untrained and dominant. It growled at me one day, so I picked up a rock and hurled it at him and screamed bloody murder for him to git. He did. I felt bad for him, but what can ya do? Although I am now seriously wondering if I can get him neutered on the sly. Or find him a far off home.

                                  I live in the city, but have great neighbours on both sides. The one side we have an older couple, ones a drunk and ones a chain smoker- when they open thier door you can smell the inside of thier house, but they are nice.

                                  The other side is a young family like myself.

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                                  • #18
                                    I must have your neighbors cousins! Actually, they are one house over. We often tell our direct neighbor between us that we LOVE their land!
                                    Anyway, they moved in about a year ago.
                                    They have a six year old boy that is COMPLETELY unparented, unless you call yelling at the top of your lungs, parenting. Poor kid. But at this point he is a complete wild child. No respect for authority. He came over once when it snowed and he saw my kids out playing. Just ignored my requests that he go home. He was just walking into my friendly neighbors house regularly, until she threatened to call the police.
                                    They have garbage growing on their property. I tell people I thought it took years to create that whole junk up the property thing. Oh no, they showed me that it only takes weeks, complete with cars, toilets, etc...
                                    Upon first visit, they told us they like to shoot dogs, and yes they have a criminal record, etc... but how am I supposed to keep my dogs out of all that marvelous garbage?
                                    They are running some kind of a halfway house over there. Different strange people all the time. None of it makes any sense, and we aren't asking.
                                    Oh, and they brought a big ol deisel truck. (she uses it to store garbage over, under, and in) She likes to go out in the middle of the night and rev the engine....placed quite deliberately as close to my friends house as possible.
                                    They turned me in for having a compost pile (I kid you not!) I think she is like a kid who doesn't know how to go about looking for friendly, positive attention, so fine, negative attention works
                                    btw, I really don't have much of a compost pile. My horses live out 24-7. The guy that responded to the complaint laughed.
                                    And one last thing to keep it horse related, they got a couple of cute little ponies. Problem is, I don't think they have had a vet, or a farrier, etc... in the 9 months they have been there. I have tried to get a look at the feet, but the poor guys are afraid of people and won't let me close.
                                    Frankly, when your neighbors are this scarey, you just stay away.
                                    What makes people like this?

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by eventmom View Post
                                      I must have your neighbors cousins! Actually, they are one house over. We often tell our direct neighbor between us that we LOVE their land!
                                      Anyway, they moved in about a year ago.
                                      They have a six year old boy that is COMPLETELY unparented, unless you call yelling at the top of your lungs, parenting. Poor kid. But at this point he is a complete wild child. No respect for authority. He came over once when it snowed and he saw my kids out playing. Just ignored my requests that he go home. He was just walking into my friendly neighbors house regularly, until she threatened to call the police.
                                      They have garbage growing on their property. I tell people I thought it took years to create that whole junk up the property thing. Oh no, they showed me that it only takes weeks, complete with cars, toilets, etc...
                                      Upon first visit, they told us they like to shoot dogs, and yes they have a criminal record, etc... but how am I supposed to keep my dogs out of all that marvelous garbage?
                                      They are running some kind of a halfway house over there. Different strange people all the time. None of it makes any sense, and we aren't asking.
                                      Oh, and they brought a big ol deisel truck. (she uses it to store garbage over, under, and in) She likes to go out in the middle of the night and rev the engine....placed quite deliberately as close to my friends house as possible.
                                      They turned me in for having a compost pile (I kid you not!) I think she is like a kid who doesn't know how to go about looking for friendly, positive attention, so fine, negative attention works
                                      btw, I really don't have much of a compost pile. My horses live out 24-7. The guy that responded to the complaint laughed.
                                      And one last thing to keep it horse related, they got a couple of cute little ponies. Problem is, I don't think they have had a vet, or a farrier, etc... in the 9 months they have been there. I have tried to get a look at the feet, but the poor guys are afraid of people and won't let me close.
                                      Frankly, when your neighbors are this scarey, you just stay away.
                                      What makes people like this?

                                      Drug dealers...don't aske me how I know

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                                        #20
                                        Sorry, was gone all day judging a show...
                                        My farm has been here for 20 years, and this guy moved in 2 years ago, and yes, he bought, not rented (dagnabbit) There are covenants, and they are being looked into....

                                        I know its better not to make enemies, but he CANNOT drive in here that way again, we have too many kids and kids taking care of their own horses (gasp!)

                                        We are looking into gates with codes.....
                                        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                                        carolprudm

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