So at the new house we moved into, we now have a schizophrenic neighbor across the street. No problem, I am sympathetic towards people with mental disorders. My brother in law is autistic and I have never been one to be scared of people with any issues. Well so this guy is about 45 or so best guess, and lives with his mom there. She is hardly home and when she is, she is inside. So the man spends the majority of the day standing on the front porch facing our house screaming. He will shout curse words at the top of his lungs over and over. He flicked my wife and son off for waiving at him the other day. Next door to their house is a family with 2 kids around 10 years old. He will walk to the property line by them and scream at them and their house cursing and saying things you can't really understand. The kids are scared to death of him and so is my wife. We will wake up at 2am to him screaming, and if you want to talk about really being scared...late at night backing out of the driveway and look in the rearview mirror to see him standing behind the car just staring in at you. Anyways, our 4 month old puppy ran over there today. My wife and son let her out and when they called her she took off running over there. It has happened twice. The puppy ran over into their yard once right by the road and came right back. It was on their property maybe by 4ft. The second time was today and it ran over there by the house and the mom came out there chasing it off with a broom. That is fine by me, if our dog is on someones property or near you chase them away or tell us and we will come get them. I completely understand that, and we almost always keep her on a leash. The only time she even crosses the road is the kids next door to her always ask if she can come over and them play with her (their parents even asked me if it was ok if they could). Well anyways my wife walks outside after putting shoes on to go get the dog and the old lady is standing in our driveway chasing the dog. My wife walks out and apologizes to her and says she was just coming to get her, and the lady starts yelling at her saying the dog has become such a nuisance and is in her yard everyday (complete lie) and starts talking about leash laws and everything. Anyways my wife stays calm the whole time, and she said the lady just keeps yelling and she said we need to do something about this dog since its a nuisance...Sooo my wife says "you want to talk about a nuisance? Your grown son standing out here screaming and cursing around the clock when there are all these kids out here playing. Our son is a toddler and do you think we want him out playing in the yard while some main is standing there screaming towards him?" And the woman says oh he is harmless don't worry about him he isnt a nuisance. And my wife said, the neighbor kids came over to our house the other day and were telling us how scared they are of him and everything and there parents don't like it either. But basically the conversation ends with the lady saying well why don't you go ahead and call the cops then, I will just contact my lawyer and see if you can do any good. Sooooo.... sorry for the long rant, but apart from keeping my dog in our yard, any advice on the situation? My wife is scared of the guy going crazy and doing something to her or my son. And I agree with her.