1The Man Who Burned Down His Neighbor's House
After the argument, Corbitt went inside to watch TV with his daughter Kylie when Bennett kicked down his door and told him he had five seconds to go outside. Alarmed, Corbitt called 911, and while he was on the phone, his neighbor returned with two gas cans in hand, which he poured all over the home before lighting it.
"Flames were everywhere. I ran back to my little girl's room, grabbed her, ran out the back door over to my neighbor's and watched the house burn," Corbitt recalled about the incident. While he and his daughter made it out safely, everything in their home was destroyed.
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2The Man Who Hired a Hitman to Murder His Neighbors
This wasn't the first time Leonard had a problem with his neighbors. He met the would-be assassin while serving time in jail for violating a restraining order from another terrorized nearby resident.
Police arrested Leonard and charged him with solicitations for murder and conspiracy to commit murder. “We're convinced this man meant business, and if our source was not going to agree to kill for this guy, somebody else would have,” said Sgt. Scott McKee.
3The Man Who Was Legally Banned From His Own Home
Constantine was offered the opportunity to stay out of prison as long as he sold his house within six months and did not visit the property without a chaperone. However, when no one would buy the house, the court lifted the ban. The Wards were terrified of their tormenter's return, but the judge stood firm, saying if Constantine communicated with them or bothered them in any way, he would be sent to prison.
4The Man Who Took His Neighbors Out On Their Dime
That's what happened to Bill and Melissa Callahan, who thought it was awfully generous of Anthony James David to take them to a Tampa Bay Buccaneers game. "As it turned out, looking at our credit card statement, we had financed the entire day," Bill Callahan said.
By the time the Callahans recognized David had stolen their identity, he had already racked up $2,969.38 worth of charges. David was arrested on ten counts of theft of personal identification information, fraudulent use of a credit card, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
This wasn't the first time David was arrested for fraud. Previous charges brought against him not only included identity theft and using a stolen credit card, but also pretending to be a doctor and practicing medicine without a license.
5The Neighbor Who Built His Own 24-Hour Racetrack
Most of his neighbors shut their windows and doors to escape the dust and noise, but at least one family moved to escape the riotous atmosphere. Police were called 11 times in three months, but there was little they could do to stop Carroll, who has several criminal convictions on his record. He simply wasn't breaking any laws by turning his property into a race track.
There's an upside to this story though, Carroll's lavish lifestyle didn't last long. He is now back to living his former middle-class existence. He works at a cookie factory after spending all of his lotto winnings on racecars, drugs and women.
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6The Neighbor Who Wrote A Letter Stating A Handicapped Child Should Be Euthanized
Karla Begley, the mother of the autistic boy mentioned in the letter, couldn't help but cry when she read it. "The more you go on, the worse it gets," Begley said, "Who says that about a child?"
7The Woman Who Drove Three Different Neighbors to Depression
Wilding actions were so over the top, her neighbors had to seek treatment for depression. After 257 complaints from 15 local people and organizations, 30 arrests and a short stint in jail, a court banned Wilding from playing music above 30 decibels after 7pm and installing any lights or CCTV cameras that cover any area outside her own home and garden. She was also ordered to pay $115,000 in court fees.
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8The Man With A Noose and Confederate Flag In His Front Yard
"150 years after Abraham Lincoln's death, we are still witnessing this kind of atrocity...A hangman's noose and a Confederate flag?” resident Mary Greer said.
Despite locals planning a boycott of Tomanovich's business, he and his wife refused to apologize. His wife said in support of her husband, “there's no crime in hanging a noose.”
9The World's Crappiest Neighbor
The manure wasn't being used as fertilizer since she put so much down that she couldn't even access the soil. "She's using fertilizer as dirt, and no one knows if it's legal," said Midura, who said a city representative looked into the matter but couldn't say whether any laws are being violated. "It's sickening," said an unnamed neighbor, "all our windows have to stay closed and the AC stays on. The air smells like rotten fish."
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10The Man Who Built "The Great Wall of Fleetwood"
While Hart was forced to pull down the portion of the wall that exceeded planning permissions; he was permitted to leave the rest of it up. He succeeded in blocking a good portion of his neighbor's view.
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11The Woman Who Marred A $23 Million Home Out of Spite
Neighbors protested the conversion, believing the construction could lead to structural problems in properties surrounding the home. While their complaints are well-founded, there is little that could be done to force her to change the garish decor since she did not violate any laws.