Nightmare neighbour caught trying to sabotage man’s doorbell camera after claiming it overlooks his home in furious row

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A NIGHTMARE neighbour retains trying to sabotage his subsequent door’s Ring doorbell after claiming it overlooks his home in an explosive neighbourhood row.

Victoria Riscinskis, 39, put in the sensible safety gadget to preserve tabs on the welfare of her weak uncle, 61, who lives alone.

Neighbour Stephen Grove, 56, has been damaging the Ring camera on his subsequent door’s propertyCredit: SnapperSK
Victoria Riscinskis, 39, installed CCTV at the home of her vulnerable uncle
Victoria Riscinskis, 39, put in CCTV on the home of her weak uncleCredit: SnapperSK

But the doorbell has triggered a ding-dong with neighbour Stephen Grove, 56, who claims it overlooks his home and has launched a promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign in the route of the camera.

Grove has tried to harm the bell on the very least 3 cases this 12 months – nonetheless his solely success is being picked up in crystal-clear definition.

And his antics led to him being hauled to courtroom and pleading accountable to felony harm when CCTV confirmed him snipping its wires with pliers.

On one completely different event, Grove was seen taking a hammer to one completely different camera on the home – and remaining month was filmed exhibiting to deface the Ring’s lens with a marker pen.

And in one weird clip, he’s almost flattened by the door after allegedly eradicating the hinges.


And he confessed to the Sun Online his makes an strive had been “pathetic” nonetheless argued he felt like a prisoner in his non-public home over the camera.

But Victoria, whose uncle has studying difficulties and whom Sun Online will not be naming, argued she wished the camera to make certain that her relative was secure.

She talked about: “Last 12 months he fell and was alone for 45 minutes. So the camera is admittedly vital so we’re in a place to verify on his welfare.

“The remaining issue anybody needs is to argue with their neighbour nonetheless he’s pushing us to the brink.

“I’ve honestly had enough.”

West Midlands Police talked about they’d taken motion nonetheless have been acutely conscious the problems have been “continuing” in the row.

The bell was mounted to a wall on a shared entrance to the 2 adjoining bungalows in Birmingham, West Mids, in January after experiences from carers that they have been being harassed.

In March, the camera picked him up utilizing pliers to cut back wires – which led to him admitting felony harm earlier than magistrates remaining month.

Yet, merely days after his courtroom look – for which he was handed a conditional discharge after admitting felony harm – he was seen exhibiting to take a pen to the lens of the camera.

In July, the Ring furthermore picked Grove up trying to rip the bell from the wall with his fingers. Every week later, he was filmed utilizing a screwdriver to jab on the lens.

The ring camera has sparked a furious neighbour row
The ring camera has sparked a furious neighbour rowCredit: SnapperSK
Footage also shows the neighbour with a hammer
Footage furthermore shows the neighbour with a hammerCredit: SnapperSK
Grove tampered with the locks and hinges of their doors
Grove tampered with the locks and hinges of their doorwaysCredit: SnapperSK

Victoria: “I’ve nearly undoubtedly contacted the police, council and my MP 50 circumstances. It’s flip into like a full time job for me. I can not preserve doing this – I’m so nervous for my uncle. I merely need him to be moved now for his non-public security.

“The council needs to take motion with their tenant on account of we can’t preserve residing with the mounted concern of his unpredictable behaviour.

“No one is taking accountability and sufficient is sufficient. How reasonably loads do now we have to put up with till one issue is accomplished?”

Victoria revealed she is more and more fearful for her weak uncle, who requires using a wheelchair and carers 4 circumstances a day.

She claimed that their shared gate had been modified six circumstances on account of Grove had tampered with the locks or hinges.


In December, Grove was seen knocking to a CCTV camera in a rear yard misplaced with a hammer after wandering out of his property at midnight.

She added: “I promised my nan that I’d frequently look after him.

“He doesn’t have the life that you or I have – and the bit of life he does have is being ruined by the man next door.”

Grove admitted felony harm over the wire-cutting in August. Magistrates handed him a 12-month conditional discharge.

When approached by the Sun Online, Grove talked about he believed the doorbell intruded on the doorway to his home.

But he admitted his antics have been “pathetic”.

He talked about: “It’s pathetic, I do know. But I really actually really feel like a prisoner. I open the gate and the camera is wanting straight at me. It’s merely not appropriate.

“But I did some silly things and I regret it.”

A Birmingham City Council spokesperson talked about: “Our community safety team are dealing with the concerns raised and will work with partner organisations, as appropriate, to address them.”  

A West Midlands Police spokesman talked about: “We know the significance of feeling safe in your explicit particular person home and perceive how unsettling it is when you do not actually really feel it is a secure place to be.

“We have taken motion and investigated the incidents reported to us, ensuing in a prosecution for felony harm being launched earlier than the courts.

“However we understand issues are continuing and officers remain in regular contact with the victim and their family to resolve the situation.”

The neighbour's antics have been caught on camera
The neighbour’s antics have been caught on cameraCredit: SnapperSK
Grove recently admitted criminal damage
Grove just lately admitted felony harmCredit: SnapperSK
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