I apologize for the lack of posting recently, but quickly after our move 3 weeks ago, G and I started to get harassed by a neighbor who is angry that a dog of her perceived "breed" moved into the building. I documented the first incident a few weeks ago, but unfortunately, despite my and the Board's best efforts, his harassment has not ceased - instead it has become more frequent, more aggressive and more troublesome.
Typically, because he is afraid (slash irate) of G, it's been verbal abuse in the hallways - disconcerting, but not unbearable - because he won't come near me if I have the dog. Last night, when I came into the building without G after work, he deliberately used his physical presence in an aggressive manor to intimidate me while I was waiting for the elevator. I had no choice but to file a police report.
I've heard some excuses for the man based on some incidents in his past and in the building: he was bitten by a dog when he was a child and there is an aggressive dog that has bitten a shareholder in the building recently (a Corgi mix). While the incidents are unfortunate, this has nothing to do with G and I and we are being targeted and harassed by someone who is clearly unhinged.
What I find ironic about the whole situation is that there is a pit mix that lives directly across the hall from him, but he chooses to loudly and aggressively harass me as a new shareholder.
Needless to say, I'm very worried for my and G's safety in the building and we are exploring all of our options. This is truly an unbelievable situation - I have never heard of anything like this happening and it's heartbreaking that our move to our own place has been marred so greatly by the actions of a lunatic.
Luckily, there are several neighbors who are aware of the situation and are disgusted by the incidents. The NYPD was extremely supportive of me when I went in yesterday and it was a relief to know that they were taking the incidents seriously.
I'm taking G home this weekend because I need some distance from the situation.
Blogosphere, any suggestions about how to handle this going forward are greatly appreciated! Your continued support means so much!!