The Bulletin reports that Richmond Woodson, whose actions led to a $435 fine for a resident across the street having wind chimes and admitted to patrolling the neighborhood for other noises to complain about – has left the area.
Update – case against the wind chime owner was thrown out of court.
Wind Chime Hater Left Town
Are we really getting the best for our money paid to the P.G.P.D?
Remember that police commander John Nyunt dismissing fears of gangs living in P.G. saying they just wanted to get away from places like Salinas and Watsonville to have a safer place to live & work? Didn’t mention that ‘work’ to them means stealing people’s stuff.
Cmdr. John Nyunt said there have been 123 thefts and break-ins reported so far this year — about 30 since June.
Last year, from January to August, there were 76 reported thefts and burglaries, he said. Nyunt said officers are doing all they can to keep up, but the department’s staffing level is down.
But they have enough staff to ticket people for having a wind chime .
Thefts In P.G. Rising As Gangs Go To ‘Work’
When you have a so called artist living across the street.
“It’s a shock,” Phil Allen said. “I’ll certainly fight this. With all the things the courts have to worry about today, I wouldn’t think this would even be worth mentioning.”
But Richmond Woodson, who lives across the street from the offending chime, said the constant ringing is like living across the street from an ice cream truck. Woodson, a 54-year-old art teacher who has lived in his house since 2000, signed a complaint about the noise, which forced police to cite the Allens.
Weeks later, about 4 a.m., Woodson decided he was fed up with the wind chime. He walked across the street and taped the chimes together.
“I apologized for the tape,” Woodson said.
Woodson admits to trespass and vandalism. Should be arrested for same. Kook also admits to patrolling the block to find other noises and turning them in.
This is not ‘the’ wind chime from the article
Got A Wind Chime? That’s A $435 Fine In Pacific Grove