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2014-05-02 06:02:12 PM
It sounds like he started suing them AFTER the horn honks started.  The honks started because he was suing for a house, or something.

Whatever.  Small town people can get really petty about some things.
 
2014-05-02 06:08:56 PM
"a vast conspiracy of horn honking"

Enough honks and they summon the Elder Gods.
 
2014-05-02 07:29:53 PM
According to Krlich, the honking started when he sued the town's then-fire chief in an attempt to buy the house next door, which had been in John Clemente's family for generations. Krlich failed, Clemente moved in, and the horn-honking started

Yeah - I think the honking is over someone being an asshole in the first place.

Now, he's suing at least 40 alleged honkers. Says Clemente's wife, "Just a regular beep or just to beep at the neighbors across the street, he'll take you to court."

WELP, still an asshole.  I can't wait for this to make it to the Supreme Court over whether horn honking is free speech.

/Depends - are corporations or churches doing it?  Free speech.
 
2014-05-02 07:32:53 PM
A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.
 
2014-05-02 07:33:41 PM
Honking your horn for any reason than an emergency means you're an idiot as well. So, everyones idiots.
 
2014-05-02 07:39:25 PM

leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.


Thank you, Simone.
 
2014-05-02 07:40:11 PM

leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.


so whats the guys deal with the original law suit?
 
2014-05-02 07:40:32 PM
Horn blows how about the driver
 
2014-05-02 07:41:52 PM
It's a form of group stalking.
 
2014-05-02 07:42:55 PM

tlchwi02: leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.

so whats the guys deal with the original law suit?


Don't know, she only told me about a bunch of people honking their horns at some guy.
 
2014-05-02 07:45:05 PM

Lsherm: It sounds like he started suing them AFTER the horn honks started.  The honks started because he was suing for a house, or something.

Whatever.  Small town people can get really petty about some things.


Know why small towns are small? Because nobody wants to live there.
 
2014-05-02 07:45:35 PM
Just put up a "Honk if you love anal sex" sign, and you're done.
 
2014-05-02 07:47:02 PM

Russ1642: Lsherm: It sounds like he started suing them AFTER the horn honks started.  The honks started because he was suing for a house, or something.

Whatever.  Small town people can get really petty about some things.

Know why small towns are small? Because nobody wants to live there.


wrooong. Nobody wants to live near all of the other assholes, that is, until they move in and make it a not-so-small town. I am getting a honk out of these replies.
 
2014-05-02 07:48:42 PM
In the apartment complex where I live (and it's in Ohio) people come to pick up other people and they sit there and honk every few minutes.  Early in the morning.

Just TEXT the people you're picking up if you both have cellphones, or haul your lazy keister out and knock on the door!

Would I be a jerk if I used my keyless entry to lock my van's doors, which causes it to beep briefly?  Or if I'm in a really bad mood, hit the panic button...?  (No I don't do that.)
 
2014-05-02 07:50:07 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: According to Krlich, the honking started when he sued the town's then-fire chief in an attempt to buy the house next door, which had been in John Clemente's family for generations. Krlich failed, Clemente moved in, and the horn-honking started

Yeah - I think the honking is over someone being an asshole in the first place.

Now, he's suing at least 40 alleged honkers. Says Clemente's wife, "Just a regular beep or just to beep at the neighbors across the street, he'll take you to court."

WELP, still an asshole.  I can't wait for this to make it to the Supreme Court over whether horn honking is free speech.

/Depends - are corporations or churches doing it?  Free speech.


There are cities with noise ordinances too.
 
2014-05-02 07:52:47 PM
They all sound like a bunch of honkeys.
 
2014-05-02 07:54:12 PM
Suing because:

They called me honkey
 
2014-05-02 07:54:39 PM

fusillade762: "a vast conspiracy of horn honking"

Enough honks and they summon the Elder Gods.


That might be a good idea.

wikicheats.gametrailers.com
 
2014-05-02 07:55:40 PM

WayneKerr: Just put up a "Honk if you love anal sex" sign, and you're done.


i.imgur.com



Or "Honk if you love sex with children."
Or...come on, Fark. Let's have some fun with this.
 
2014-05-02 07:55:42 PM

leevis: tlchwi02: leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.

so whats the guys deal with the original law suit?

Don't know, she only told me about a bunch of people honking their horns at some guy.


You can read the case here.

I'll paraphrase my understanding:  Clemente was a guardian for his aunt, who owned half of the house with her brother.  The house was worth $40K.  When the brother died, Clemente offered the brother's family $20K to buy out their half.  They said OK and the Probate Court approved it.

Then later, Krlich (the guy next door suing over the honking), filed a lawsuit saying he had offered more and he should be able to buy the half interest in the house.  The Court told him too late, STFU.  He appealed and said the Court didn't know what they were talking about.  The Court told him to STFU again, and mind his own business.

This being a small town, I'm guessing Krlich was also expected to fark with Clemente so that he would be able to get the entire property for a song, or at least buy it out from under him in a hostile motion.  But that's just a guess based on my experience with both assholes and small towns.

The neighbors think he's an asshole.  Wonder why.
 
2014-05-02 07:57:29 PM
40 neighbors? That's as many as 40 tens. And that is terrible.
 
2014-05-02 07:58:06 PM

WTF type of comment:

geo wells
2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Whites are poor horn honkers while Mexicans are experts from my experience. Maybe these folk are just practicing their" multi-cultural " skills. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.
 
2014-05-02 07:58:48 PM
Horn honking = terrorism.

Grow up.
 
2014-05-02 07:58:54 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: According to Krlich, the honking started when he sued the town's then-fire chief in an attempt to buy the house next door, which had been in John Clemente's family for generations. Krlich failed, Clemente moved in, and the horn-honking started

Yeah - I think the honking is over someone being an asshole in the first place.

Now, he's suing at least 40 alleged honkers. Says Clemente's wife, "Just a regular beep or just to beep at the neighbors across the street, he'll take you to court."

WELP, still an asshole.  I can't wait for this to make it to the Supreme Court over whether horn honking is free speech.

/Depends - are corporations or churches doing it?  Free speech.


Yes it's free speech. In the same manner that calling someone over and over and hanging up is free speech. Like graffiti is free speech. So is dumping flyers on their lawn. After all, flyers have words on them, don't they. Because free speech isn't about the expression of an idea, it's about the method of delivery.
 
2014-05-02 07:59:04 PM
Nothing a gun can't cure.
 
2014-05-02 07:59:46 PM

Miss Alexandra: In the apartment complex where I live (and it's in Ohio) people come to pick up other people and they sit there and honk every few minutes.  Early in the morning.

Just TEXT the people you're picking up if you both have cellphones, or haul your lazy keister out and knock on the door!

Would I be a jerk if I used my keyless entry to lock my van's doors, which causes it to beep briefly?  Or if I'm in a really bad mood, hit the panic button...?  (No I don't do that.)


Man, that makes me nuts. I used to live in a unit over the driveway to the garage in an apartment building. People would literally pull up a few feet below my bedroom window at 7 in the morning and start honking.

Get your lazy farking ass of of your car and buzz your friend's apartment.

If they're supposed to be waiting when you arrive, that's your problem, not the problem of a hundred people who you're waking up because you're a lazy asshole.
 
2014-05-02 08:01:18 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: WTF type of comment: geo wells
2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Whites are poor horn honkers while Mexicans are experts from my experience. Maybe these folk are just practicing their" multi-cultural " skills. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.


That sounds like a response typical from some of the small towns I've passed thru.  Can't imagine that small towns in Ohio are much different than in Indiana.
 
2014-05-02 08:01:52 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: leevis: tlchwi02: leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.

so whats the guys deal with the original law suit?

Don't know, she only told me about a bunch of people honking their horns at some guy.

You can read the case here.

I'll paraphrase my understanding:  Clemente was a guardian for his aunt, who owned half of the house with her brother.  The house was worth $40K.  When the brother died, Clemente offered the brother's family $20K to buy out their half.  They said OK and the Probate Court approved it.

Then later, Krlich (the guy next door suing over the honking), filed a lawsuit saying he had offered more and he should be able to buy the half interest in the house.  The Court told him too late, STFU.  He appealed and said the Court didn't know what they were talking about.  The Court told him to STFU again, and mind his own business.

This being a small town, I'm guessing Krlich was also expected to fark with Clemente so that he would be able to get the entire property for a song, or at least buy it out from under him in a hostile motion.  But that's just a guess based on my experience with both assholes and small towns.

The neighbors think he's an asshole.  Wonder why.


Oops - I got it backwards.  Clemente already had inherited half of the property from the brother.  His cousin was the Guardian, selling to him.  Krlich was still trying to buy a half interest and prevent Clemente from being able to move into the house.

Metinks there is more to this, probably having to do with Krlich not wanting Clemente to move in for some reason.  but Krlich is most likely still an asshole.
 
2014-05-02 08:02:57 PM
i'll care about this story when there's video confirming how much a nuisance this really is. 10 honks a day?  200 honks a day?

oh who am i kidding.  i will never care about this story.
 
2014-05-02 08:03:11 PM
I'd a whole town hates you, you're probably an asshole.

That said, if honking is determined to be protected free speech, mount a train horn with remote on the mailbox.
 
2014-05-02 08:04:08 PM
I have a simple solution - any person who uses their horn for any reason other than to warn of an emergency shall be taken to a place of public execution and hanged by the neck until dead, and then cut into tiny pieces, and the pieces used to fuel a blast furnace in which we incinerate anyone genetically related to them.
That should do nicely.
 
2014-05-02 08:04:13 PM
This is the inevitable result of too many people seeing Ricky on the sidewalk.
 
2014-05-02 08:06:06 PM
Randomly put down a bunch of spike strips in front of your house.
 
2014-05-02 08:06:48 PM
Small town, and the people who honk are town workers, firemen, and mostly connected to the people who run the town.

http://krlich.com/noises-in-the-night/

That is a biatch when the people who work for the town harass people.   Not much he can do but record it.
Judge won't do anything.
 
2014-05-02 08:07:38 PM
40 people who are petty little people and a bunch of losers. The complainant's address is in the police report and if you look on Google Maps, there are other houses close by. As a neighbor I'd be irritated at people beeping their horns over this stuff.
 
2014-05-02 08:09:31 PM

SpdrJay: leevis: A friend of mine is engaged to a guy in that town. She told me about this last year.

Thank you, Simone.


img.geocaching.com

I LOL'd
 
2014-05-02 08:10:06 PM

spawn73: Honking your horn for any reason than an emergency means you're an idiot as well. So, everyones idiots.


This. Horns are motor vehicle warnings, not emotional venting or social commentary.

big pig peaches: That said, if honking is determined to be protected free speech


Noise violations, or improper use of horn. For instance, in Virginia, "It shall further be unlawful for any person at any time to use a horn otherwise than as a reasonable warning...."
 
2014-05-02 08:10:31 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: WTF type of comment:
geo wells
2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Whites are poor horn honkers while Mexicans are experts from my experience. Maybe these folk are just practicing their" multi-cultural " skills. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.



I saw that, too, and wondered if it was serious derp or just trolling.
I don't understand why news sites allow comments.  It makes those sites appear as if their readers are the dumbest motherfarkers on Earth.

pedant.artoflivin.sk
 
2014-05-02 08:11:35 PM

The Flexecutioner: i'll care about this story when there's video confirming how much a nuisance this really is. 10 honks a day?  200 honks a day?

oh who am i kidding.  i will never care about this story.


For some reason, I'm fascinated with this asshole.

Here's his side of it.  He keeps insisting that "the taxpayer" needs to get outraged about this whole thing.  He is just digging himself in deeper and deeper with his small-town neighbors, who probably don't like him much anyway, being the guy that buys up property from local families when they are down and then rents them out and makes a killing on it.  Nothing illegal about that, but it's not a way to endear yourself to small town rural neighbors.

I'm pretty sure this isn't a matter of one family - I imagine (and I can be wrong) that this is just an excuse for the town to fark with a guy they don't like anyway.  This is the whole town basically saying, "You're an asshole, Garrick."
 
2014-05-02 08:18:49 PM

100 Watt Walrus: Miss Alexandra: In the apartment complex where I live (and it's in Ohio) people come to pick up other people and they sit there and honk every few minutes.  Early in the morning.

Just TEXT the people you're picking up if you both have cellphones, or haul your lazy keister out and knock on the door!

Would I be a jerk if I used my keyless entry to lock my van's doors, which causes it to beep briefly?  Or if I'm in a really bad mood, hit the panic button...?  (No I don't do that.)

Man, that makes me nuts. I used to live in a unit over the driveway to the garage in an apartment building. People would literally pull up a few feet below my bedroom window at 7 in the morning and start honking.

Get your lazy farking ass of of your car and buzz your friend's apartment.

If they're supposed to be waiting when you arrive, that's your problem, not the problem of a hundred people who you're waking up because you're a lazy asshole.


Man, people who do that shiat are dicks.  You should legally be allowed to point guns at them.
 
2014-05-02 08:21:37 PM

The Flexecutioner: i'll care about this story when there's video confirming how much a nuisance this really is. 10 honks a day?  200 honks a day?

oh who am i kidding.  i will never care about this story.


He's claiming 5000 honks over seven years, or about two honks per day.

/honky-honky
 
2014-05-02 08:23:49 PM

Gunboat: drjekel_mrhyde: WTF type of comment:
geo wells
2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Whites are poor horn honkers while Mexicans are experts from my experience. Maybe these folk are just practicing their" multi-cultural " skills. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.


I saw that, too, and wondered if it was serious derp or just trolling.
I don't understand why news sites allow comments.  It makes those sites appear as if their readers are the dumbest motherfarkers on Earth.

[pedant.artoflivin.sk image 600x285]


reinforced by every Fox news article that they actually enable comments for.
 
2014-05-02 08:25:42 PM

common sense is an oxymoron: The Flexecutioner: i'll care about this story when there's video confirming how much a nuisance this really is. 10 honks a day?  200 honks a day?

oh who am i kidding.  i will never care about this story.

He's claiming 5000 honks over seven years, or about two honks per day.


Oh, the horror.

I also find it amusing that his neighbors say, "Yeah, Garrick, it's insane", but no one wants to back him up with the police.  And he can't understand why.

Because they think you're an asshole, Garrick.
 
2014-05-02 08:26:56 PM
Seems like there's one family in this small town that has enlisted friends and coworkers to be assholes and drive by and harass a neighbor.

That sounds like a dickish move.

If he has only video taped them, then he deserves some credit for putting up with this BS.
Some people would follow a few of those cars and make sure they never moved under their own power ever again.
 
2014-05-02 08:30:18 PM

fusillade762: "a vast conspiracy of horn honking"

Enough honks and they summon the Elder Gods.


Honk if you love Cthulhu?
 
2014-05-02 08:30:50 PM

drjekel_mrhyde: WTF type of comment: geo wells
2 hours, 30 minutes ago
Whites are poor horn honkers while Mexicans are experts from my experience. Maybe these folk are just practicing their" multi-cultural " skills. Diversity is a codeword for White genocide.


That's something I've been seeing a lot lately, it's part of a campaign by the Aryan Nation White supremacist idiots. Google it if you think you can handle the derp.

/Warning, the derp is strong.
 
2014-05-02 08:31:59 PM
So lessee.

He says there have been "over 5000 incidents in the last 7 years."

365 x 7 = 2555 days
5000 incidents / 2500 days = 2 honks per day

Maybe the first day or two, there was a spate of horn-honking, but two a day? That's someone calling the kids out of the house or the pizza guy letting you know he needs the gate open.

This guy needs to chill out.
 
2014-05-02 08:38:57 PM

Benevolent Misanthrope: The Flexecutioner: i'll care about this story when there's video confirming how much a nuisance this really is. 10 honks a day?  200 honks a day?

oh who am i kidding.  i will never care about this story.

For some reason, I'm fascinated with this asshole.

Here's his side of it.  He keeps insisting that "the taxpayer" needs to get outraged about this whole thing.  He is just digging himself in deeper and deeper with his small-town neighbors, who probably don't like him much anyway, being the guy that buys up property from local families when they are down and then rents them out and makes a killing on it.  Nothing illegal about that, but it's not a way to endear yourself to small town rural neighbors.

I'm pretty sure this isn't a matter of one family - I imagine (and I can be wrong) that this is just an excuse for the town to fark with a guy they don't like anyway.  This is the whole town basically saying, "You're an asshole, Garrick."


i read about half of that.  this sounds like a bunch of busybodies being spiteful to one another.  i know its only one side of the story but i cant decide who's the lesser of these two weevils (pun intended).  i might enjoy this if i was on the front porch in a rockin chair hearing the nitty gritty from my Aunt Hazel, but only if she'd been drinkin.

thanks for the link, though.
 
2014-05-02 08:41:20 PM
Hubbard, Ohio is not a "small town".
Also, I'm sure that 95% of the honking was made up in his head.
After today, though, he will probably get a lot more.
 
2014-05-02 08:41:53 PM

100 Watt Walrus: WayneKerr: Just put up a "Honk if you love anal sex" sign, and you're done.

[i.imgur.com image 587x408]

Or "Honk if you love sex with children."
Or...come on, Fark. Let's have some fun with this.


"Honk to Heil Hitler" has a certain ring to it.
"Honk if you love ebola"
"Honk if you love Kim Jong-il"
"Honk for Herpes"

/You get the idea
 
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