Paintball divides players , neighbors

Paintball divides players , neighbors

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tim

Baltimore, MD

#1 Jun 11, 2006
Neighors keep hit my house with paint balls police won't help any ideas?
someone who knows

United States

#2 Jun 12, 2006
Shoot back!
Can't beat 'em, join 'em.
You'll get your house painted and be the only one on the block with a unique color(s).
Neighbors suck

United States

#3 Jun 12, 2006
If its your neighbors you obviously know who is doing it. Eggs on their car(s) ruins the paint job... in other words, fight back.
Robyn

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jun 16, 2006
tim wrote:
Neighors keep hit my house with paint balls police won't help any ideas?
Get a free consultation with an attorney.
You don't have to hire one to get info on what to do to protect yourself and your property.
Those paintballs can potentially hurt someone and on your property too.
That can make it a liablility and that is where your neighbors will get into trouble. It would be really great if you had children at your house and could complain that you are worried about their safety. I know first hand that paintballs can cause severe bruising on an adult, imagine what they could do to a child.

Defacing a neighbors property can also be against the law. If you can get a camera shot or find another neighbor that can back up the story with a sighting of the paintball hitting the house and who shot it, then you can prove it is that person and go after them. Unless there is injury or proven property damage, the police have no jurisdiction to get involved.
But if you can identify the purpertrators, you could also get an estimate for the damages or cost to remove the paint and take the person to small claims court for $20. When you prevail, you'll be able to ask the court to also make them pay the $20. filing fee.
If they don't show up to court, you automatically win by default.
JOSH HUFFMAN

Chesapeake, VA

#5 Jun 23, 2006
I'm an Arlington native who's been paintballing for 11 years. I'm 24 years of age and trust me on this ROBYN FROM EVERETT IS only PARTIALLY correct. However she IS wrong about there to be any damage caused to the exterior. Paintballs are made from a very thin plastic shell filled with the paint. The paintball is composed of COLORED SOAP that is easily washable off a home.
You can get some sort of netting or form of protection to be put up as a precautionary measure.

However, you have to be a VERY VINDICTIVE person like this ROBYN CHARACTER to want to take someone to court over something that should be able to be resolved on a polite and professional basis out of the legal system.

If all interpersonal & diplomatic means fail, then by all means you should take it to legal matters. That is my suggestion to your paintball problem.

I hope this help in your decisions. Take care and god bless
Josh Huffman Proudly serving in the UNITED STATES NAVY.
Robyn

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jun 23, 2006
JOSH HUFFMAN wrote:
I'm an Arlington native who's been paintballing for 11 years. I'm 24 years of age and trust me on this ROBYN FROM EVERETT IS only PARTIALLY correct. However she IS wrong about there to be any damage caused to the exterior. Paintballs are made from a very thin plastic shell filled with the paint. The paintball is composed of COLORED SOAP that is easily washable off a home.
You can get some sort of netting or form of protection to be put up as a precautionary measure.
However, you have to be a VERY VINDICTIVE person like this ROBYN CHARACTER to want to take someone to court over something that should be able to be resolved on a polite and professional basis out of the legal system.
If all interpersonal & diplomatic means fail, then by all means you should take it to legal matters. That is my suggestion to your paintball problem.
I hope this help in your decisions. Take care and god bless
Josh Huffman Proudly serving in the UNITED STATES NAVY.
Hey there, keep your stones to yourself please!
I did NOT suggest anyone should HIRE anyone or GO to court.
I simply said if the person wants free info on how to protect themselves from harm to themselves or their property, most attorneys will give you a quick consult by phone and give you suggestions on how to protect yourself.
I say this only because if you feel the police won't protect you sometimes you have to find out how you can LEGALLY protect yourself or LEGALLY fight back. I don't want to see anyone get in trouble or reduce themselves to the same behavior they are wanting the neighbor to stop. If you read all posts on this thread, and thought about it instead of jumping to conclusions and making accusations about me, you might have noticed that other folks had suggested shooting back. I simply wanted to provide a different suggestion.
If you don't like it, don't read it. Just don't bother folks with your lack of "helpful suggestions" and your "full of yourself" retorts about me.
Of course your free to post another one of your "pointing fingers" at me, but this won't help the poor guy trying to stop the paintball punks from shooting his house.
Robyn

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jun 23, 2006
Paintballs can cause some damage to some surfaces.
The force of the paintball will make an impression on siding they use for homes, which many here in the Western Washington have. On older recalled siding, it can really do some damage. It's not the paint, but the force of the ball.
Imagine it hitting someone by accident.
Not nice at all......
I'm sure most homeowners would prefer not to wash their home with paintball soap to clean up someone elses play time mess.
Kelly

United States

#8 Jun 23, 2006
Robyn wrote:
Paintballs can cause some damage to some surfaces.
The force of the paintball will make an impression on siding they use for homes, which many here in the Western Washington have. On older recalled siding, it can really do some damage. It's not the paint, but the force of the ball.
Imagine it hitting someone by accident.
Not nice at all......
I'm sure most homeowners would prefer not to wash their home with paintball soap to clean up someone elses play time mess.
I agree!!! and way to grab Josh by the balls and drop kick him!!
Birdy

Everett, WA

#9 Oct 20, 2006
My two cents...

I am an avid paintball player and a homeowner. I am wondering why the police wont help...in MANY areas the discharge of an airgun (which a paintball marker is) in this state is illegal and can mean fines and confiscation (usually good enough for the boys in blue). They may need to catch them in the act though...try whipping out the video camera.

A side note the sport I play is both safe and fun and there are those out there who ruin it for others. I have been accused of some amazing things by people whos only understanding of the sport is what they see on the news (and thats usually pretty bad). These news stories are not the norm and I have never seen the behavior seen on many of them in my 10 plus years of paintball experience.

The truth is some people are jerks and I wish that the honorable paintball players out there didnt have to be lumped in with them. My sister has a neighbor who slices golf balls into her fish pond...are golfers to blame? The real problem here isnt the paintballs (washable or not) its the jerks who are shooting your house.

mom of 4

Camano Island, WA

#10 Jun 14, 2007
tim wrote:
Neighors keep hit my house with paint balls police won't help any ideas?
What did you do to tick them off? LOL

Have you spoken to the parents?(I know, sometimes parents just don't care to do anything but others do) Also talk to other neighbors see if you are the only ones with this problem if everyone else is too then you can form a team to battle the problem.
Digger Arlington

Auburn Hills, MI

#11 Jun 16, 2007
mom of 4 wrote:
<quoted text>
What did you do to tick them off? LOL
Have you spoken to the parents?(I know, sometimes parents just don't care to do anything but others do) Also talk to other neighbors see if you are the only ones with this problem if everyone else is too then you can form a team to battle the problem.
Hey mom of 4.. YOUR SO RIGHT ABOUT TALKING TO THE PARENTS. MORE PARENTS NEED TO GET INVOLVED WITH THE ACTIONS OF THEIR KIDS. QUOTE (PARENTS TAKE RESPONSABLITY FOR YOUR CHILDREN..STEP UP)

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