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Re: Harassment, spotlights on my wall, and childish mgrs.

Posted by TenantNet on September 25, 1997 at 06:39:57:

In Reply to: Harassment, spotlights on my wall, and childish mgrs. posted by P. LaRue on September 25, 1997 at 02:37:23:

: We got a new mgr. at our mobile home park last mo. He hired a security guard to patrol.
: The s.g. runs around the park at night and shines his police-quality spotlight through the
: windows of our homes. We are awakened at night by the appearance of "daylight" conditions in
: our home from his light. These are not brief flashes, but extended exposures... I am afraid to
: change clothes in my bedroom, use the bathroom or take a shower, because I never know when he
: will be by to do this. I have daughters who seem to be targets of his spotlight too. Last night,
: he woke the girls and me up with the light, and since the girls' sleep was disrupted, they were
: tired and missed school.

Write a letter to the management describe the SQ action's in detail,
give dates and times, explain that it not appreciated, that it is disturbing
and an invasion in privacy and potentially illegal. Talk to your neighbors
and see if similar things are happening to other tenants with young children.
Document dates and times. Last thing the management will want is an employee
trying to catch young kids half naked. It's a potential charge they can't
afford. But make sure you can document it. Keep a log. If it keeps up talk
to a lawyer and make a report to the police.

: Also, while I was at work, my kids were on our front porch after sunset. The kids' friend rode by
: on his bike, and at the same time the s.g. came by. My daughter jokingly yelled at her friend something
: about a "piece of schick", and the s.g. thought she was calling him a name.
: The mgr. came by our place and yelled at my daughter, saying that he could evict us for that kind of
: language. He came by today to talk to me, saying that what my daughter did was "verbal abuse" and that
: it is illegal. I don't believe him. But I think he's going to harass us even more now that we've had
: this confrontation. Personally, I find it laughable that two grown men are so affected by a phrase that
: a seventeen yr. old girl used, and not even directed at either of them! It was a joke with her friend!

I don't think a kid calling names is actionable,, but "schick" might be your
daughter confusing it with "schtick" which is an old theatrical term, and I think
an older yiddish term when an actor "does his schtick". But even if she meant and said
"piece of shit", who cares? It happened once, you can explain it and it won't happen again, right?
Even though he probably deserves worse, why inject that into the real problem -- they voyourism?
Why give them an excuse?

: But where do I stand with my lease? And how can I get the spotlight off my windows?

Your lease issues depend on your lease and your local law.

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