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Some Jerk Sent This Scary Note To West L.A. Neighbors Over Barking Dogs

Some jerk is conducting a passive-aggressive reign of sort of terror in Sawtelle over barking dogs (Photo by Annette Shaff via Shutterstock)
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Los Angeles excels when it comes to passive-aggressive notes from fed-up neighbors. However, the notes some West L.A. residents received from some jerk about their barking dogs are really special. A letter posted on the Los Angeles subreddit by a Sawtelle resident starts off somewhat similarly to most passive-aggressive neighbor notes. The squabble is about a neighbor's "yappy f*cking dogs" that bark all day and all night, and how fed up various, unidentified neighbors are with the racket. Okay, fair. The letter soon, however, escalates into some pretty weird, threatening stuff:

If you fail to shut your dogs up, there will be no second letter. Instead, we will just been taking matters into our own hands. And when I say "we" I am referring to the other neighbors of mine who currently hate your f*cking guts.

The letter notes that this band of vigilante psychopaths knows where the person lives and what cars they own, and that they're more than happy to "mess" with either of these things to achieve a quiet neighborhood. The letter gives two options. One: comply and quiet the dogs.


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Option #2: Test us. I f*cking dare you. You'll be making a lot of people happy who want to f*ck with you. So, honestly, it'll be a win-win regardless of what you choose.

It sounds like these neighbors are just breathlessly waiting for a real-life Purge to be announced so they can unleash their misguided justice on their fellow Angelenos. Or, perhaps, they've merely demonstrated by sending the letter to multiple people—some of whom don't even have dogs—that they have no idea where exactly the noise is coming from and that they're full of crap.

Before you get too scared for these dogs and dog owners, another Reddit user said she's the one that owns the dogs and she believes that the sender was a woman who lives four buildings away. She said she thinks that the issue stems from that woman walking her own dog past the building, which inspires the dogs in there to bark. However, a canvas of the neighborhood revealed a) more dog owners and b) no other threatening weirdos, just people saying they actually couldn't hear or weren't bothered by the animals.

So, what should you do if your neighbor's barking dogs or loud tunes annoy you? First, you could ask them to politely keep it down. If that doesn't work, instead of threatening them, you can file a complaint. The noisemaker can be a barking dog, a raucous party or a leaf blower: any of those nuisances could result in your noisy neighbor receiving a 'quality-of-life infraction' ticket. You can contact the LAPD's Noise Enforcement Team at 213-996-1250.

You can also try addressing any continuous issues with your local neighborhood association.

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Here's the full letter. Obviously, there is some profanity:


This person needs to chill (Photo via Imgur)