Grandfather crashes into home of daughter’s neighbor because they were too noisyBy Mason White 3:02 PM January 22, 2014
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By: Shifra Unger
A woman was fed up with her neighbor’s constant noise and banging on the walls, so she called her father to help.
Paul Kingsman, 52, of Tansor Garth, Peterborough, England, decided to teach the neighbors a lesson and drove his Jeep into their home.
The neighbor, Charlene Vernall, who is pregnant with her fourth child, was surprised when Kingsman warned her to get out of her house.
The grandfather warned Vernall that she had three minutes to leave before plowing his vehicle into the front wall of her house.
The court heard that Vernall had earlier reported Kingsman’s daughter, Sophie, to the RSPCA after she left her dog in the snow without food.
Sophie Kingsman, 23, told the court that Vernall held parties until 5:00 a.m., which kept Sophie and her child up all night.
Sophie Kingsman also said that she reported her neighbor’s behavior to the police and the housing association, but said nothing was done to solve the noise problem.
On the day in question, Sophie called her father while shopping.
Mr. Kingsman pleaded guilty to criminal damage and dangerous driving. However, he pleaded not guilty to reckless endangerment.
Kingsman caused about $23,000 in damages when he maliciously crashed into the home.
The 52-year-old said he thought the family would be forced to leave the property if he caused it to be unsafe, but insisted that he did not mean to completely destroy the home.