|Published:||Nov 21, 2012 5:56 PM EST|
|Updated:||Nov 21, 2012 6:42 PM EST|
COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- This is the home Anna Poupour and her husband Leo planned to spend their retirement.
"We're right on the canal here and it was a place we could afford and we met a lot of nice friends here," said Anna Poupour.
But it wasn't long before they thought about leaving their dream home. The Poupour's and another neighbor, Jay McMillen, said for the last 5 years, Richard Karnes taunted, harasses, even threatened to kill them.
"My husband went out and bought a gun in the middle of this," said Anna Poupour.
"He has the tenacity of a pit bull, once we gets something in his mouth or in his mind, he does not let go," said McMillen.
Some even got a restraining order against Karnes, but that didn't stop him. So they decided enough was enough and took him to court. Karnes told me he's been bullied by his neighbors.
"We've had a tree cut down in our front yard, my trucks been keyed from end to end down to the metal. I know I've had nails lined up in my driveway, there's been comments put on the vehicle," said Karnes.
Last week, a Collier County jury agreed Karnes' neighbors were victims and deserved retribution and awarded them $1.6 million. But these neighbors said it's not about the money.
"The main thing was we wanted it stopped, we want to have peace we want to enjoy, we'd hoping it'd make him leave really, and maybe that's what he'll do," said Poupour.
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