Imagine looking out your window and seeing this staring at your home.
It's a mannequin, wearing a Halloween mask, covered in fake blood, waiting next to a phone with "311" written on it in red paint.
"It's scary. I'm scared to come home. I try not to come home alone, I try not to come home alone with my child. I'm fearful," said one of the Kew Gardens Hills homeowner, who asked we conceal her identity for this story.
She says the gruesome mannequin is the final straw in a dispute that has gone on for almost a year.
It began when their neighbor, Shlomo Klopfer, first hung a single sign reading "dead end" on his fence, facing their home:
"So I asked him about it. I said my daughter can read and she doesn't need seeing dead end," said her husband, who also asked we conceal his identity.
Which he got very aggressive at and said, 'F you. Not only will I not take it down, I'll add more signs,'" she said.
A promise that Klopfer made good on. We counted nearly two dozen signs hanging on his fence
"I love the signs. I love this and I'll build another," said Klopfer.
Klopfer says his neighbor has called 311 on him 3,000 times, which she disputes. According to the Department of Buildings website, there are 28 complaints listed for his address dating back to 1997, all while he was living there. Half of the complaints were placed prior to 2010, when the neighbors moved in.
"You see the phone there? 311? She can call from this phone," said Klopfer.
This story was from 2 months ago. Considering the NYPD's feeble response, imagine what it looks like now.