Toulouse: “He makes us live in hell”, testifies a family terrorized by a neighbor subject to attacks of dementia
A Toulouse family is terrified by a neighbor seized with dementia and asks the prefect of Haute-Garonne to act. During his delirious puffs, this individual screams continuously and thumps into the walls. One evening, he even tried to break into his neighbors’ homes claiming that their lives were in danger…
They are close to cracking. Sandrine and Patrick are thinking about selling their apartment located in one of the most beautiful areas of the Pink City. They shudder at the slightest noise, watching for the delirious outbursts of the sexagenarian who lives on the floor below. “Our neighbor is crazy, in recent weeks, he’s been putting us through hell,” certifies Sandrine, caregiver and mother of a 14-year-old girl.
Having the impression of being abandoned by the public authorities, this family publicizes this extraordinary neighborhood conflict in the hope that the prefecture reacts. Sandrine tells how this individual rots their daily lives: “It’s simply hellish. There are screams in the middle of the night, thuds against the walls… One night, he totally broke down. My husband surprised her at two o’clock in the morning, on her knees, in front of our front door, with a big mechanic’s pipe wrench and a screwdriver. He explained to him that he was there to free us because we were in danger…” After an hour’s respite, the sexagenarian attacked the couple’s vehicle parked next to the building, shouting like the devil. “My husband was very upset but didn’t move. He didn’t want anyone to reproach him for anything afterwards,” says Sandrine.
“Will he have to bless or kill someone for the authorities to react?”
The body of the couple’s Kia Sportage is all scratched on the passenger side. “On a complaint made. The perpetrator is clearly identified but carry out for repairs. We’ll have to pay the deductible! “, chokes the caregiver.
On the evening of this crisis of acute dementia, the emergency services had not deemed it necessary to move.
To ease their minds, they are going to replace their traditional alarm with a device equipped with video surveillance. “Technicians are going to come and install a security system with cameras for us. In reality, we do not know what this man is capable of. Will he have to bless or kill someone for the authorities to react? “, is moved Sandrine.
Truncheon and tear gas bomb
Between two pots of flowers and a few trinkets, she has placed a truncheon in case things turn sour. “I also bought my kid a tear gas canister. It was mandatory since her father and I worked staggered hours. »
In 2009, their neighbor had already acted up. Long-lasting traumatizing Sandrine. “I returned from shopping with my daughter who was still very young. He had then tried to snatch it from my arms. We had already filed a complaint at the time but there had been no follow-up, ”she recalls.
Everything had gotten worse in the following weeks, “He had doused his apartment and the outbuildings with gasoline, he had also broken the panes of his windows and thrown various objects. He had been interned for several months. Never had our life seemed so peaceful. »