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A retired neighbor who knows that our teen has mental disabilities (PTSD & autistic spectrum), when drunk, will approach our teen and make comments to him that are derogatory of him or of us as a family.  The most recent incident resulted in our teen becoming reactive (a trait of his disabilities) and responding with comments that led to charges of threatening being pressed.

What can we do to put a stop to this neighbor harassing our teen before things escalate further?


I am assuming it's your neighbor who gets drunk and makes an ass out of himself and harasses your son. You can handle this a couple of different ways.

You can go to court and try and get a Temporary Restraining Order (TRO) against the neighbor requiring him to remain at least 100' from your son and have no contact with him. Then if he does it again, and you can video an incident on your cell phone or take a picture, you could have the neighbor arrested for violation of the TRO.

If he is a habitual drunk hanging around outside on a public sidewalk/property, you could have the police respond and arrest him for Drunk in Public (DIP).

The first suggestion would probably be the more effective in the long run.

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