Light Display Destroyed

By: Cathleen Moxley Email
By: Cathleen Moxley Email

People living in a neighborhood in Marietta had a petition last week against a house with musical Christmas lights.

Police had responded five times to complaints from neighbors that the music was too loud.

Thursday night officers responded to a call from the owners of the house that the music box had been damaged.

Home owner Randy Dunham claims someone poured bleach in the box, causing the system to stop working.

"We have a pretty safe town, but I think it's unfortunate that I feel very insecure now in even leaving my own property, because I don't' know what they'll do next," Dunham said.

Dunham said he hopes to replace the system, but that they may have to first invest into a home security system.

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  • by Bob on Dec 23, 2008 at 03:59 PM
    It people like Mr. Dunham that makes life crummy for other people. I live next to a junker that has filled his lawn up with all kinds of worthless junk. He thinks its right will not clean it up. In other words some people don't care about other people and Mr. Dunham fits this description. Thats why people are greedy and want to be rich and get away from people like him and his offspring.
  • by scrooge Location: marietta on Dec 22, 2008 at 03:56 PM
    i'm a neighbor of mr dunham and a viet vet who suffers with post tramatic stress syndrome. when friends asked mr durham to keep the flashing lights with in reasonable hours he refused. the same response was given the mayor. it's not just one neighbor but 12 who complained. every flashing light is an incoming. i'm just trying to enjoy christmas also and so are the neighbors. merry christmas god bless you one and all
  • by j Location: o on Dec 22, 2008 at 08:10 AM
    My neighbor is noisey also. Not with music or lights. He and his kids. When his kids play outside the scream and yell like banchies. They tease my dog..pull my flowers and the cops won't do anything because of "who" he is...bah humbug...if I were doing all these things to him better believe the cops could do something.
  • by courtney Location: belpre on Dec 22, 2008 at 06:07 AM
    this is why i refuse to live in town. the noise for one. and the mean people who live there
  • by james Location: is here on Dec 21, 2008 at 04:51 PM
    Hey "Dot" next time you comment could you use a "dot" to break it up. It kinda lost it's meaning when all the words ran together like that. So it seems to me that your mad at the people not putting their lights up any more!! Ohh and the way I understood it was the music not lights got the bleach. So as long as they just use lights they should be fine.
  • by anonymous Location: marietta on Dec 21, 2008 at 03:14 PM
    The pettiness of the marietta citizens who complained and destroyed the music box makes me ashamed of our community. Note I use the word community. JB you have no sense of community spirit and you should be ashamed of how you and all of those who complained are behaving toward your neighbors. Your words and actions should not represent the community and you should learn what the word means.
  • by p on Dec 21, 2008 at 02:15 PM
    All I want to say is that who ever poured the bleach first is a scrooge, second should have to replace it and 3rd should have to do community service by singing christmas carols to the shut ins.. I would love to have such a house next to me, I found one down the road and I just wanted to sit and watch it, it was beautiful.
  • by redneck on Dec 21, 2008 at 08:02 AM
    I think who ever did this needs to grow up it christmas time and it was pretty low
  • by JB Location: p-burg on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:13 AM
    it's too bad the stuff got destroyed but he should have expected it. It was all about him why didnt he try and work with the neighbor's instead of just saying well the law says. I also understand he was trying to spread holiday cheer but when others dont want it you shouldn't force it down their throat. people are leaving comments about the pourer not having the holiday spirit but did the home owner really have the spirit when people around him asked more than once to tone it down and he didnt?
  • by Richard Location: winfield WV on Dec 21, 2008 at 06:08 AM
    Everyone listen to Laura from Parkersburg I was going to say the same thing. Thanks Laura
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