WOW! I grew up in Bay
Did you read the comments after the article?
Why is no one screaming peeping tom? Where are the warrents for what is being recorded?
Something is terribly wrong here. This guy was picked up for indecent exposure years ago...has he been able to avoid further incidents?
Creepy. And the city says it can’t do anything?
Posted: 3:43 PM
Last Updated: 3 hours and 14 minutes ago
By: Joe Pagonakis, newsnet5.com
BAY VILLAGE, Ohio - The usually quite community of Bay Village is now home to an on-going neighborhood battle that has caused one residents to install 16 video surveillance cameras on the outside of his home.
The cameras were installed by Mark Barringer, who is living with his parents at their East Oakland Road home.
The cameras are set up on high 16-foot poles, the side of the home and on top of the chimney. All of the cameras appear to be pointed at Barringer’s neighbors, causing them to respond by hanging large American flags and curtains, in effort to block to their view.
Neither Barringer nor any of his neighbors would talk with NewsChannel5 on camera. However, Bay Village Law Director Gary Ebert had plenty to say about the two-year neighborhood feud.
“The building department has been down there, I’ve been down there, the prosecutor has been down there, the service department has been down there,” said Ebert. “We’ve tried everything to bring both parties together.”
Ebert said Bay Village police have been called to the scene three dozen times in 18 months to try and deal with a wide variety of disturbances.
Two of the residents have been charged with aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct, but Ebert wasn’t sure what started the on-going fight among four homeowners on the block.
“We’ve had mediation with all of the parties at city hall, I’ve met with them to try and find a solution,” said Ebert. “I’ve encouraged them to hire private council, go to court, and file for action for breach of quite enjoyment and invasion of privacy.”
Ebert said residents have been complaining the cameras are a violation, but he admitted it’s not clear whether Barringer has stepped over the line.
“Hanging security cameras up is not breaking the law,” said Ebert. “However, the amount of cameras on one house is questionable, as to whether or not it’s an invasion of privacy.”