That’s one persistent neighbor.
Jevon Cofield has had the cops called on him 20 times since moving into his suburban Houston home 5 months ago. Cofield, who is black, says the police have been to his home 17 times over noise complaints from a white neighbor when he has family gatherings. The Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office says Cofield and his family have done nothing wrong.
“It’s so bad now the family is used to it,” said Cofield. “They say, ‘Hey, how you doing,’ and then it’s back to playing cards.”
Although his name has been cleared of all wrongdoing, Cofield is getting fed up with the actions of his neighbor. At this point, Cofield believes his neighbor is trying to send a message.
“They don’t want me here, clearly if they’ve been called out 17 times,” said Cofield.
Reporters from KHOU 11 tracked down the neighbor, whose identity remained anonymous. The man at the home where the calls came from declined to comment.
The Constable’s Office is now taking matters into their own hands and has started an investigation into why the neighbor continuously harasses Cofield with phony 911 calls.
“It needs to stop,” Cofield said. “Enough is enough.”
I’m not going to say the guy is a racist, but chances are, he’s a racist. Those who want to keep their prejudice hidden remain anonymous. If Cofield was doing something wrong the guy would have jumped at the opportunity to share his side with the news.
Saw this on The Advise Show. I am White myself but have always lived with Black neighbors, hell my wife and I were both raised by Black women since our parents worked other jobs. Hey at least this time the cops seem to be on your family’s side. The cops seem to be getting pissed. Maybe the DA will send this asshat a bill, a very large bill, for calling 911 and sending the cops. Hopefully he will get a huge bill, and charges dropped on him. He needs to learn how to ignore skin color. My 6 closest neighbors are 2 Black/2 White/1 Hispanic/1 BW couple and their kids. I bet my ‘hood’ while much poorer(lower middle class), is a hell of a lot richer in most other ways. We all watch each others homes, if there are strangers in the area we ask each other if someone knows them and unless they are doing something seriously shady, we prefer to just wave at them, say hi and leave them to their business. Good Luck.
Thanks for sharing my story……