North Phoenix neighbors watch one of their own

Posted at 11:16 PM, Sep 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-30 02:16:21-04

A community watch in north Phoenix has a single focus: one of the neighbors.

On a cul-de-sac street near Cactus and Cave Creek roads, six residents have restraining orders against neighbor Abraham Bleich. There are eleven houses on the street.

“I don’t want to be afraid to live in my own home,” said Jennifer MacPherson, one of the residents who took out a restraining order.

The restraining order Donnie Lantrip filed against Bleich on Friday bans Bleich from any contact, including flying drones and throwing rocks.

The behavior got particularly bizarre at times, Lantrip said.

"He climbed over this [concrete wall] naked one night, and just stared at us like a tiger,” Lantrip said.

MacPherson said that Bleich’s drone crash landed in her backyard. She said he used it to spy on the community and posted videos of what he saw online. He approached MacPherson in her garage while she was unloading groceries and screamed at her, MacPherson said.

Bleich was in jail Tuesday night.  Lantrip said Bleich punched him in the face while Lantrip was discussing the ongoing issues with another neighbor.

No one answered the door at Bleich’s home.

Lantrip said the issues have been ongoing for several years.