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(Newser)   Ohio man sues 40 of his neighbors, totally can't understand why they're terrorizing him with horn honks   (newser.com) divider line 31
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2014-05-02 07:45:35 PM  
6 votes:
Just put up a "Honk if you love anal sex" sign, and you're done.
2014-05-02 08:03:11 PM  
4 votes:
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 08:02:57 PM  
4 votes:
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 07:59:46 PM  
4 votes:

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 07:45:05 PM  
3 votes:

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 07:33:41 PM  
3 votes:
Honking your horn for any reason than an emergency means you're an idiot as well. So, everyones idiots.
2014-05-02 10:31:50 PM  
2 votes:
Ah, Ohio...
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2014-05-02 09:09:26 PM  
2 votes:

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."


so the local town didn't want to seize this little old sick ladies property, although technically they probably should have. they decided to look the other way to let the family keep it at lowish price. local 'rental property' mogul tries to try and force the issue so he can buy it and rent it, is surprised when his neighbors don't appreciate his heavy handed approach. what did he expect?
2014-05-02 08:25:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:11:35 PM  
2 votes:

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 08:01:52 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:57:29 PM  
2 votes:
40 neighbors? That's as many as 40 tens. And that is terrible.
2014-05-02 07:55:42 PM  
2 votes:

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 07:29:53 PM  
2 votes:
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 09:29:19 PM  
1 votes:
If the people of Hubbard, the half that are asses, would stop blowing their horns in harassment of a neighbor
there wouldn't be any problem.

If these people were doing it in front of the cop's house,  it would not last long.   If it was the mayors house, it would not last.

Cops not doing their jobs in Hubbard.   If they can't fix this, they sure as hell wouldn't be able to handle a tough problem.
2014-05-02 09:22:27 PM  
1 votes:
"The complex monitoring system he set up, which includes a system of five surveillance cameras, a microphone and digital audio and video recording technology, all feeding a computer with court-admissible, tamperproof digital coding, cost him some $14,000".

This guy is a nutjob.  Why not take that money and just move the fark away?

Also, I know a popular family of civil service people (police, fire, military) in a town in Ohio about the same size as Hubbard.  People blow the horn or sound their sirens every time they drive by their house too.  It's just something they do.
2014-05-02 09:10:34 PM  
1 votes:
Benevolent Misanthrope

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.


Thank you, Sir! I was wondering just WTF they were talking about.

The lawsuit is weird. Family to family negotiations concerning family property are, actually, no one's business aside from their lawyers and the local tax assessor. The house, apparently, was not up for public sale or even if it was, the seller has the option of choosing to whom he/she sells it provided race does not factor in.

Meaning, it can just be sold to a family member for $1.00. A greedy neighbor wanting the property has no say in the matter, even if he offered $1,000,000 for it. The decision belongs to the owner or owners.

This guy just sounds like a PIA with money to spend on lawyers, even though there are new regulations coming out concerning nuisance litigation. Meaning, you soon will not able to sue just to annoy someone or drain their finances.

I know a guy who sued his elderly sister over the will of their deceased parents, who left her all their antique furnishings. He inherited also, things like property and money, but felt he deserved it all. So he sued and lost - and sued and lost - and sued and lost. His lawyer had no problem filing cases that were destined to fail so long as he paid the bill. However, his elderly sister was weary of being harassed by him and threatened, the lawsuits were draining her funds and he had a lot more money than her and she started getting physically ill. So, she let him have all of the furniture -- which he promptly shoved in an old, leaky warehouse and left it to rot.

I was appalled that the courts allowed these suits to go on for years. I was further appalled by the audacity of his lawyer in agreeing to file the suits.

He must be related to the guy in the article.

I sold a family house and there was no restrictions on what price I chose to sell it for. I just had to be careful if a minority offered me more than a white and I chose the white because that could be perceived as racist. Even if the white was a friend of mine. However, I sold the house without going through a realtor, therefore, keeping it off the open market.

To prevent a family squabble over the proceeds, I had each member sign a quit-claim before I opened it up for sale -- a suggestion by the lawyer I hired to handle the probate.

The only way I can see grounds for his actions is if the house was up for public auction, which it wasn't.

Personally, I think the guy is being a PIA and deserves what he's getting. One thing I do know, is you NEVER sue everyone in the neighborhood. Not if you want to keep on living there.
2014-05-02 08:57:27 PM  
1 votes:

Canton: 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


Honk if I'm a better person than you.
Honk if you had an abortion.
Honk if you owned slaves.
Honk if yer a commie sympathizer.
Honk if yer a technical virgin.
Honk if you agree with Sterling.

The list could go on and on.

/but lets hope it doesnt
2014-05-02 08:50:55 PM  
1 votes:

Miss Alexandra: Luven: 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.

Actually, a lot of people who say that are NOT so-called "white supremacists" or "Aryan nation" types.

/trust me i know


Nope, they definitely are.
By definition.
2014-05-02 08:38:57 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:30:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:26:56 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:10:31 PM  
1 votes:

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 08:06:48 PM  
1 votes:
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 08:04:08 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:58:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:55:40 PM  
1 votes:

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 07:48:42 PM  
1 votes:
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 07:41:52 PM  
1 votes:
It's a form of group stalking.
2014-05-02 06:08:56 PM  
1 votes:
"a vast conspiracy of horn honking"

Enough honks and they summon the Elder Gods.
2014-05-02 06:02:12 PM  
1 votes:
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.
 
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