Drug Dealer Neighbors With Barking Dogs
September 14, 2012 4:55 PM Subscribe
My neighbor's dogs wake me up at all hours of the night barking. It is taking its toll on my well being and capacity to work. It's actually a big big problem that is not fixed by ear plugs and multiple sources of white noise. I am literally surrounded by white noise.
The big problem? I'm fairly certain they are drug dealers. I have tried to handle the noise in a low key straightforward manner, acting as if they wer not drug dealers. Someone tipped off the landlord though about the barking and they blame me for "tattling".
In addition, their many dogs, all pitbulls, frequently get out or are let out to roam the neighborhood. On the day before the landlord contacted them about the barking, their dogs got picked up by the pound. They blame me for letting their dogs out. Yikes.
When the landlord contacted them, they immediately texted me, calling me names for contacting the landlord and insisting that they "knew" I let out their dogs. I was afraid to go home. I sneaked into my apartment after midnight and did the same for the next weak.
They may or may not not believe that I didn't let their dogs out because they have since discovered a new way that the dogs have been escaping the backyard.
They are totally unresponsive to my requests that they find some way to quiet the dogs.
I have a personal connection to the landlord and I don't want to leave her with an empty apartment and no rent money because I moved, and I don't want her stuck with the drug dealer neighbors who pay rent irregularly and would probably scare off the next tenants as well.
Something has to be done. I love living where I am at currently, but I don't want to be hurt or killed. It is a nice apartment in a quiet neighborhood, but not worth my life.
In addition to being drug dealers and irresponsible dog owners, these folks have shown themselves to be impulsive and quick to anger.
I'm scared. How do I get out of this?