“We noticed a little erratic behavior like these blinking lights that are on a sensor. When my family or any other family leaves or returns to their homes, they all start to blink,” Martinez said. “When the sensors are activated, loud music begins to play. He switches the music based on the family that is activating the music.”
Martinez added that there are multiple cameras on his house.
“We are all on surveillance 24/7 with cameras in every direction of his home,” 彼女は言いました.
ごく最近, Martinez said, the music switched to monkey sounds.
“My husband parked his truck on the street in front of his house, which is city property, and instead of music, he started playing monkey noises,” Martinez said.
Martinez says the neighbor plays the monkey noises whenever they arrive or depart their home.
Following recent phone calls to the local police by the Martinez family complaining about the noise and the lights, Martinez says the neighbor’s actions escalated.
“Since that day he’s been playing N—– skits that he found online,” 彼女は言いました. Martinez said he plays skits that say, “Black people have nothing better to do but go to a comedy club on a Friday night,” そして, “Hey everyone, look it’s N—– guy. Everyone say, ‘hi N—– guy.'”
“The situation is truly heartbreaking,” 彼女は言いました.
Police told CNN said they are “acutely aware of the ongoing situation.”
“The observed conduct has been reviewed with the City Attorney for potential criminal sanctions; しかしながら, it was determined that the activity, though appalling, is not criminally actionable,” the Virginia Beach Police Department said in a statement.
“He finds ways to stay under the law,” Martinez said. “He can’t be wrong in the eyes of the law. He doesn’t care about the morals.”
“It feels hopeless and sad. I’m so drained,” 彼女は言いました.
CNN has contacted the neighbor for comment but did not hear back.