Long-time Hubbard, Ohio, residents Rick and Cindy Krlich say that everyone in their town has turned against them. Over the past seven years, they said, horns have been honked 5,000 times...#
Long-time Hubbard, Ohio, residents Rick and Cindy Krlich say that everyone in their town has turned against them. Over the past seven years, they said, horns have been honked 5,000 times by people driving past their house. “In the beginning, it was 100 times a day,” Rick Krlich said. Lately, the couple said, it has settled down to once or twice a day. In a 2007 real estate deal, Rick Krlich got into a dispute with John Clemente over the house next door. It’s a long complicated story, but essentially, Rick Krlich sued in an attempt to buy the house when it was in probate court, even though it had been in the Clemente family for several generations. Rick Krlich succeeded only in annoying John Clemente, who at the time was the town fire chief. His lawsuit failed, and the Clementes moved into the house. According to Rick Krlich, John Clemente and his family retaliated by organizing a vast conspiracy of horn honking that has continued throughout the years since. The Krlich home now has surveillance cameras to record when and who honks their horns while driving past the house. Rick is now suing no fewer than 40 alleged horn blowers, including the Clementes.
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