The zombies want through this gate!!!
March 9, 2011 5:53 PM Subscribe
We just bought our dream home and moved in the end of last month. Now I'm already having an issue with the neighbor regarding a gate. Long details inside...
posted by rainygrl716 to home & garden (36 answers total)
Our house is one of five homes built on an alley next to a park. The park is small and everyone in the neighborhood has a key to get into the gate which opens to the back of the park. My husband and I noticed the gate was chained up with the lock on the chain the first night we accessed it.
This week I've been accessing the park each morning to meet my carpooler to work at the front of the park. I've been doing my best to rechain the gate as it was, but I guess it wasn't up to standards because this morning waiting by the gate was the renter of one of the homes. He was very confrontational and asked me what I was doing, where I came from, etc. He then starting saying how the gate wasn't properly locked up and people had been trying to get into the neighborhood and he, quote, almost shot a man a couple nights ago because of it. He really freaked me out and went into more elaborate tales of all the hordes of criminals trying to get through the gate and how he had family and leaving the gate not chained up tight was putting everyone at risk.
I don't know how to respond to this. The fence to the park separating our alley from the park isn't even high and criminals could easily jump it. Furthermore looking up past crime in the area the last six months brings up nothing. I was latching the gate and rechaining it and I feel like this guy is just being a huge jerk but he also has me freaked out. His claims seemed a bit outlandish for the neighborhood.
I've asked my carpooler to meet me somewhere else so I don't have to use the gate but this has been bothering me all day. The previous owners of the house said one of our other neighbors has had issues with this same renter but didn't go into details.
Mefites how would you handle this situation? I feel like I can't use the gate anymore to the park and I also feel freaked out by this neighbor that feels the need to be a gate bully. He was confrontational and even a little accusatory and I didn't like it one bit.