A whole day and no photo? What’s going on with me? Well a call to the police this evening put a dampener on the usual evening’s shenanigans. We have a neighbour who is schizophrenic. We didn’t know this when we first moved in and called the police about his strange behaviuor several times in the first few years, but we have since learned that most of the time he is harmless and ignoring him is the best way to combat his efforts.
Yes the barking, beeping of his horn and playing of loud arabic radio stations from his car is annoying, but tonight’s outburst was so aggressive that it had the whole neighbourhood out on their lawns and calling the police. An elderly lady who lives alone behind his property had already phoned it in by the time I made the call, but his intermittent screams ‘fucking cunt’ at the top of his lungs didn’t stop for about half an. About 5 minutes before the police arrived.
Of course he didn’t answer the door when the police knocked (I told them he wouldn’t), and since they didn’t hear or see anything which they could act on, they just got back in their car and left. I’m sure there are plenty of other more important things they have to do. It’s just upsetting to know that this person will eventually drive us away from an otherwise lovely street and neighbourhood. I do not want to have to fear for the safety of my children in their own back yard.