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"Zoogoonist" blocking the road with SUV

Hi There, I have a problem with a neighbour parking his big SUV which is blocking the way to our house. We live in a terraced house down a cul de sac and nobody can get through. I have asked him several times politely to move it and he was very threatening and abusive. What can I do? PG

Hi PG. I describe this sort of bully as a “Zoogoonist”. A Zoogoonist is a violent, bullying goon who
belongs in a zoo (or behind bars)! Firstly he is blocking a thoroughfare and
that’s a criminal offence. He is threatening and abusive which is also a crime.
And he’s causing a nuisance which is a Tort or civil wrong which will allow you
sue for compensation and even an injunction – which will cost him dearly.

If there are other neighbours in the same situation as you - remember there is strength in numbers
so you all should take photos and together bring them to the Gardaí to make a
criminal complaint. Ask to see the Superintendant. Perhaps a good talking to by
the Gardaí will bring him to his senses. And if that doesn’t work keep taking
photos and send them each time to the superintendant. You should also ask your
solicitor to write to him. That should work.

Remember, no individual is above the law. Our system provides that if a law breaker consistently refuses
to comply, eventually a uniform will arrive at his door. Make that happen
sooner than later.



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