'Nightmare' neighbors a reality for Tulsa man

Posted at 6:27 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 19:27:21-05

Imagine your next door neighbors becoming your absolute worst nightmare.

That was the reality for one Tulsa man, and he documented it every step of the way.

The video is out for the world to see on the New York Post, but neighbors in west Tulsa caught the nightmare on camera from next door. 

But living in the neighborhood started out innocent enough.

"This was our first home. My wife and I were newlyweds," said the homeowner next door, who wished to remain anonymous.

Everything seemed perfect. The couple kept the home in good condition, even adding embellishments like new faucets and light fixtures. Little did they know that in just nine months, all of it would be ruined.

"I don't understand what the trigger was," he said. "People yelling and fighting and then the truck was broken into a couple of times and that's when we decided to put the cameras up."

Over the course of three years, cameras caught fighting, stealing, yelling and even guns drawn It was a sobering reality for the neighbor. But it was the national attention it drew afterwards that became a whirlwind.

"A lot of phone calls, a lot of questions," he said. "I had no idea two and three years later, I’d be putting a video out there that would become a sensation in a way."

A simple post on YouTube caught the eye of the New York Post. Now it's a fascinating glimpse of what could be the worst neighbors in Tulsa. 

But for the man who captured it on film, it's a cry for help for a neighborhood with promise.

"We've got a whole neighborhood there with people who are having to deal with this on a daily basis," he said. "We don't want them to have to go through it. We didn't want to have to go through it."

This particular homeowner moved out of the area last year, but he's still working to try to curb all of the activity there. He's hoping the city will help him find out what else can be done.



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