Bizarre in the Boro: Grown men act like children

Jul 07, 2018 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A dispute between neighbors on Shoshone Place in Murfreesboro seems to be escalating, according to an incident report from the Murfreesboro Police Department.

On Monday, July 2, MPD officers were called to Shoshone Place in reference to harassment. The officer said this is the second time he has been called to the residence because the subjects, a 31-year-old man and 32-year-old man (old enough to know better), have been harassing each other.

"The last time, I advised both parties not to interact with each other if it would cause problems," the officer wrote.

Well, apparently it does take any actual interaction for the men to feel threatened.

On July 1, the 32-year-old man said the 31-year-old walked by his house "on a public sidewalk and winked at him," the report said.

The next day, the 32-year-old man said he was walking his dog on a public sidewalk when he saw the 31-year-old man "standing in front of his door, recording (him) walking in front of the residence," the report said.

So the 32-year-old man took out his phone and started recording the man who was recording him.

The 31-year-old man then asked the other man if they could talk things out.

To which the other man replied, "The Murfreesboro Police told you not to talk to me. Why are you talking to me?"

And then words were exchanged by both parties until the police arrived.

They were told not to antagonize each other anymore.

Presumably, the dog was embarrassed by his owner's behavior.


In a separate incident, a 55-year-old woman reported that the maintenance man at her apartment building had sent her a "picture text of his personal area," according to an MPD incident report from July 2.

The apartment building's owner was notified.

Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics, true crime, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at)


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