An 85-year-old man from Ohio has been the target of a long and sustained hate campaign for over a year. His house has been attacked, often daily, with anything from eggs to grapefruits.
The attacks reportedly come after dark and last for around 10 minutes, but the police are no closer to catching the culprits than they were a year ago.
The latest attack, reported by homeowner Al Clemens Jr., occurred at 2 a.m., as a number of eggs were rapidly thrown at the house while he slept.
And even though it’s mainly eggs, Clemens reported that his home has also been hit with apples, oranges, lemons, limes, grapefruits, and canned goods.
The cops suspect that the attacks are being launched from a block or two away, as Euclid Lt. Mitch Houser told Cleveland.com, “Somebody is deeply, deeply angry at somebody in that household for some reason.”
Blame for the attacks have been directed at a couple of suspects, but no arrests have been made.
A while back, Clemens was confronted by a young man from across the street who asked him to stop calling police about suspicious drug activity in the neighborhood.
While neighbors have been questioned and fliers handed out across the local area, these efforts haven’t produced any real leads. Meanwhile, Mr. Clemens sits and waits for the next attack.
Houser added, ‘The person or people who are doing it have remained very tight-lipped apparently. I would imagine it would be hard to keep a secret of something that had been done hundreds of times and for nobody to step forward to talk about it.”
He also said that the police have wasted a lot of time on the case, telling reporters, “The man hours put into that investigation were huge and one of the reasons it’s so frustrating that we don’t have somebody right now that we can criminally charge.”
On top of that, a reward of $500 has been upped to $1,000, but still no one has come forward.