Just how dangerous are the Hell's Angels these days? That is, how dangerous to live next to?
I have a new neighbor who rides an old Harley and wears a jacket indicating that he is a "Prospect" in the California chapter of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club(wiki
:"Prospects are allowed to wear only a bottom rocker with the State or Territory name along with the rectangular 'MC' patch."
) He lives with his girlfriend in a small studio that shares a driveway with my house, and our relationship to date has been distant but not unfriendly (I said hello to him the day he moved in and he seemed taken aback for a moment that I was addressing him, but since then we've exchanged greetings and pleasantries a few times.)
The guy's given me no reason for alarm beyond his affiliation, and I have no plans to treat him differently than I would any other neighbor. I'm wondering, though, if increased proximity to a Hell's Angel and the crowd he presumably runs with is putting my household at increased risk of violence or crime. They have a reputation as meth brokers; is this guy likely to be bringing tweakers up our driveway, where they'll see our nice TV through the window and our bicycles parked out back? Will his move out be punctuated by some kind of crazy house-destroying biker party like I read about somewhere? Will there be cops here all the time? I guess really what I'm looking for is a general feel for the character of the Hell's Angels organization in its current form and what the hazards of living next to one of their Prospects might be, from people who have recent direct knowledge of their activities. (I don't need links to articles, I can find those myself. I've also read the Hunter S. Thompson book, though it's been a while.)
We live in a small town in Southern California, I'm a man living with my girlfriend, we're both around 30. We don't exactly present as straitlaced, but have regular jobs and are far from threatening.