MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC) – A man is behind bars after police say he fired a shot at his neighbor. The reason for the shot? A dispute over tall grass.
A security camera and warning signs surround Darrel Brock’s home on Tulip Road. Now, his neighbors say he is using more than just his security cameras to keep his property safe.
Memphis police officers say the dispute began after Brock filed a complaint with code enforcement regarding tall grass at his neighbor’s house. According to police, the neighbor, Tony Harris, saw Brock come around the corner of his house armed with a handgun.
That’s when police say Brock pointed the gun at Harris and fired one shot. The bullet missed Harris. “When he made that move and came from around the back of his house and he shot at my cousin, I knew right then something was going on,” said another neighbor, Steve Bush.
Neighbors along the normally quiet street are worried about what happened and what Darrel Brock will do when he gets out of jail. They say there are children living along the street who don’t need to be victims of random gunfire. Neighbors say they plan to lay down the law to Brock once he gets back home.
“Shape up or get out,” said Bush. “That’s just the way I see it. We don’t need no trouble on this street after 25 years. We’ve never had that many problems down here.” Darrel Brock faces one count of aggravated assault. He is set go before a judge for the first time Thursday morning.
“It’s pouring rain and my neighbor is mowing his lawn! Is it bad I can’t handle idiots?” – Candi
“I’m not exactly proud of where I live but home is home… anyways, this crazy lady lives down the street and comes outside out of her trailer to stare and yell at people for no reason whatsoever!! If it wasn’t so freakin creepy, I would take a picture of her standing outside like this at night because she stands there just like this even when you drive by at night…”
– Casey, Tennessee
“Looked out my front door today and found this. Guess my neighbor wasn’t lying. Her son really is a rodeo clown. My only question is why does a rodeo clown need horses???”
– Nicole, Tennessee
We have no clue why a rodeo clown needs horses, but we have some pretty savvy visitors on this blog that likely do. Any ideas??
Joggers in the Highpoint neighborhood of East Memphis, TN are crying fowl after a large owl has reportedly attacked at least two joggers the past few days.
The aggressive bird has even taken a hat off one man’s head. John Bean said the owl stole more than his hat. His headphones are gone. They were attached to the hat, so the owl made off with his iPod, too.
Joe Parks runs through the east Memphis neighborhood of Hedgemoor everyday. A few days ago, he felt what he thought was a branch knock him on the head. But it wasn’t a branch. Rather it was a bird and it was circling around for another pass, Park said.
“He was coming at me at eye level,” Park told FOX13 News. “It was very dark. There was a little bit of fog, and he was dead silent. I happened to turn around when he was coming at me and I hit the deck. He landed in a tree. So there I was on the ground. I could see the silhouette, up against the sky of the breaking dawn and it was very clear to me, it was an owl.“