What is the name of your state? California
I live on a cul-de-sac with twelve other houses. One of my neighbors who I'll refer to as "steroid man" is continually causing problems with various neighbors. He is generally confrontational and threatening, especially with women and children. He's much nicer to the men, but I suspect that reflects a "cultural" attitude. Most of the folks on our court dislike the guy due to the way he treats his neighbors and the fact that he goes door to door making accusations whenever his property has been disturbed, regardless of the fact that he or nobody else saw who did it. Very offensive. We all wish he would just swim back to the island he came from.
Because of his prick-ish personality, his home has been toilet-papered on numerous occasions, the windows broken out of his vehicles, his vehicles keyed, his bushes pulled out, Christmas decorations removed, etc. I should also mention he is a high-school football coach. Many of his neighbors believe his current or former students have been responsible. The rest of the homes are never bothered--just his. He still accuses his neighbor's children, going door to door and threatening them that they better stay off his property. He also calls the police and code enforcement on his neighbors for petty BS stuff. He did a citizen's arrest on my next door neighbor's son for reckless driving, claiming the boy drives too fast on our court. He then bragged that he called the kid's pizza delivery job and got him fired, complaining that he drives recklessly while delivering pizza. (This is a 21 year old college student with three part-time jobs and seemingly, a nice kid). He complains constantly that EVERYBODY drives too fast on the court and once bragged to me about punching out a teenager that got mouthy with him. I half expect to someday see him walking through the neighborhood pee'ing on all the trees.
A neighbor recently pointed out that Steroid Man has installed several surveillance cameras under the eaves of his house, pointing all over the court and down the side of his house that faces the cross street. As I drove by, I looked and sure enough, there are cameras all over the place and one, which appears to be pointing right at my house. (My neighbor thought it looked like it was pointed at his house). This makes me rather uncomfortable, as I don't know whether he can see inside the windows when the curtains are open. I don't blame him for wanting to protect his property or catch the culprits in the act, but where is the legal line drawn, as to what he can video tape? Can he legally aim cameras at the homes of neighbors?