Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Neighbors From Hell...

I know everyone has a "neighbor from hell" story, and we'll get to that in a minute. .but this story is the Wes Craven version of "Dennis the Menace" and puts all other horrible neighbor stories to shame.

"Irritated but calm, the homeowner called 911 and told the dispatcher that he had finally done something about the neighbor boy — the one, the man said into the phone, who had been harassing him for years.

"I just killed a kid," Charles Martin said, according to a recording of the Sunday afternoon call released by police in Union Township, near Batavia, about 20 miles east of Cincinnati.

"You just killed a kid?" the surprised 911 operator said.

"Yes, ma'am," the caller replied.

Martin, 66, is charged with murdering 15-year-old Larry Mugrage, who lived next door to the house where Martin kept a meticulous front lawn with grass that he could sometimes be seen measuring to the inch." (source)

He shot the kid twice in the chest with a .410 shotgun for walking on his grass... The teen was DOA.

JustRose, Liz and I had a grumpy old guy on our street (yes, we all grew up on the same street) that would squirt us down with his hose if we played stickball in front of his house or ran near his grass... Liz has a neighbor now that keeps putting "For Sale" signs on her lawn... What are your horrible neighbor stories?

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