West Nashville neighborhood frustrated by suspicious man | New
NASHVILLE (WSMV) – Neighbors in a West Nashville neighborhood are frustrated after saying a suspicious man wandered their community this week and scared children there.
The owners of Bresslyn Drive said this was just the latest incident in a series of issues. Neighbors said they were terrified of what had happened and that it was not an isolated incident. It was a scary afternoon for Easom Calfee, 14.
âI was doing my homework and looking out the window, and that’s when I saw him run,â Easom said.
A suspicious man rushed into his garden in the middle of the day.
âI was scared,â Easom said. âI called my mother. I wanted to tell him.
Neighbors said the man walked through the yards of several people and may have entered homes.
âMy husband came home at 3 pm on a Wednesday through a wide open back door,â neighbor Amanda Gansberger said.
Neighbors said he wandered for at least an hour. Some even confronted him.
âIt was frank and straightforward,â said a concerned owner. “I told him that he was not where he needed to be and that he shouldn’t keep coming towards me.”
Metro police said workers found the guy in a house under construction. While he alarmed the neighbors, he was unarmed. He didn’t steal anything and nothing was damaged. However, neighbors said it was part of a bigger problem.
“This is not the first or third time this has happened,” said the affected owner.
They believe the homeless people of Brookmeade Park, just over a mile away, are coming to their neighborhood and causing trouble. They said it got worse over the past few years. Gansberger said his house was broken into just a few months ago.
âWe are at risk, and our children are at risk,â Gansberger said.
The city said it was responding to Brookmeade’s concerns. The city said 20 people sheltering there should be moved to the city’s mobile housing navigation center. The city has sheltered more than 500 homeless people this year alone.
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We do not identify the man as he was not charged with anything on Wednesday. Still, police said he had a history of theft and burglary.
Police gave neighbors a chance to lay trespassing charges, but no one did. Instead, police said they drove him to Walmart near Brookmeade Park.
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