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    I want to trap someone...with evidence or a bear-trap. I'm not fussy.

    Ok. So I'm struggling with the local populace where I live. I currently live in a Places for People bunch of flats with a main front entrance, and a rear entrance with a set of gates. Now for the past year I've been parking the car inside the back gates with no problem. I leave the back gates un-padlocked as people use it to cut through (plus there's no general padlock/key for everyone).

    One douchmonkey likes to padlock the back gate as "it should be locked" but tried to charge people for a key. This causes problems as I can't get out, other people can't get out, and if something should happen, the blue-light mob can't get in. He's that obnoxious that I decided after trying to be an adult about it and trying to reason with him to just start cutting the locks off.

    Oddly after he tried intimidating one of the residents, she her telling him to shove off, her car starts getting damaged - after a month of the same tyre being damaged, she has now moved on, but he's started focusing on moi now. I started getting screws in my tyres, loud music played from his flat - it got to the point where I jumped in my car at 6am, started to drive into work, and the tyre blew less than a few yards from the motorway. In my view, if that'd blown while I was on there, I'd have seriously been injured. So I contacted the police who had a work with him, and opened a case with Environmental Health (Who sent him the documents instead of us)so we can start trying to get rid of the muppet.

    Since he's got the documents, he's backed off. A lot. I once caught him trying to damage my car and kicked him really hard in the balls (Was in my TA gear at the time, with combat boots... )

    But now, his mate living above us has started this off now. It started with a padlock, then he tried to wedge a screw into my car, and now he's taken to scratching it last night (We hear his door open/close).

    I've had enough of it - but I can't exactly kick down his door and leather him (He's late 40's and him and life often struggle to get along). Instead, I want to look at getting some evidence against the little git, but I haven't got a clue where to start or much money to do it with.

    Any ideas/help would be GREATLY appreciated - I'm currently jumping out of bed at dumb times to check the vehicle.

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    Oh you have my sympathies.... nothing worse that not being able to relax in your own home!!!

    Is there anyway you can put a camera up so you catch him on camera?

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    What a nightmare! Maybe get a wireless battery operated nigh vision camera and stick it in your car?

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    Any ideas where I can grab one from? Are they subtle - want to actually catch him, not pop up a massive sign that says "oi, I'm onto you"

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    A couple of suggestions:

    1, document everything, times dates etc.. take it to the police.
    2, put your own padlock on the gate, give everyone else a key but them!

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    Hire a large menacing gentleman to look after your car at night.
    Train a panther to look after your car.
    RELEASE THE KRAKEN!
    Give @Sunnyknight a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Train a panther to look after your car.
    I have a rather evil cat I could hire out!

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    Get this... South African Car Flamethrower - YouTube

    Seriously though, just get a couple of infra red cameras, and make sure you've got the car covered from a couple of angles.

    Something like this perhaps? GS1000B 1.5

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    Get this alarm fitted, that should soon put an end to it:


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    OR just hope this happens.

    Last edited by DeltaBravo; 6th June 2013 at 02:17 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Get this alarm fitted, that should soon put an end to it:

    Beat you!

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    Wire up a spare car battery to your body work so next time he scratches it he gets a shock!

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    Does your flat overlook the car? If so CCTV. The paddlock idea seems a sensible one. Otherwise document the whole thing.

    Good luck

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    Feel your pain.
    We had some people move in at the end of the road where everyone parks.

    We started having damaged caused to cars as he didn't like people parking there.

    Had the police out several times but as nobody watched him do it nothing could be done.

    The only way is cameras which is really hard to setup if your flat doesn't overlook the space.

    Try not to retaliate. I thought about it but knowing y luck, as I was doing it a copper would walk round the corner.

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    How about this? Perhaps not available any more due to H&S concerns.


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