His Neighbor Demanded Him To Delete The Doorbell Footage Of His Wife, But He Says It’s Perfectly Legal and Says He Has Done Nothing Wrong

A man recently installed a doorbell camera to catch potential thieves. When a neighbor found out that his wife had been filmed, he demanded the doorbell be removed. The man refused and caused unrest in the neighborhood.

There Were Burglaries In The Neighborhood

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The man explained, “So lately, there have been a number of burglaries in the area I live in. My wife and I were among those who got burglarized and most of the stuff we lost were packages and electronics.”

They Aren’t Home Much

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He added, “My wife and I both work long hours so we’re not home most of the time and despite taking precautions, we still are concerned for the safety of our belongings as well as other things.”

They Installed A Doorbell Camera

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The man decided to install a doorbell camera that he now feels is a necessity. He stated, “So far we were able to catch a number of thieves in the act, (to my surprise some of them I knew personally and were from the area) which helped a lot in getting our stuff back.”

He Showed The Footage To Neighbors

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One day, he and a few of the neighbors were discussing the thefts and he showed them some of the video footage to demonstrate how they were able to identify the thieves. 

The Neighbor Was Shocked To See His Wife

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The man fast-forwarded through the footage and the neighbor suddenly freaked out when he saw his wife at the door, visiting the man’s wife. He added, “I was confused when he asked how long I had been keeping this video/and if I made copies of it.”

He Apologized For Any Misunderstanding

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His neighbor told him that he felt uncomfortable that his wife was being recorded and was concerned that the man had kept the footage. The man explained that a lot of people had been caught on camera and it wasn’t just his wife, “I apologized for any misunderstanding.”

The Neighbor Asked Him To Remove The Camera

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He later came back to the man’s house and asked how long he would be keeping the camera. He explained, “I asked why and he said he wasn’t sure about his wife being recorded and asked me to remove it. I said no.”

The Man Suggested His Wife Stop Coming Over

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The neighbor became angry and said that the man was inappropriate and mean after he had expressed concern over the footage. He added, “I told him his wife could stop coming over if he was so worried but he went on about never telling his wife what to do or where to go.” 

Other Neighbors Weighed In

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The man completely dismissed the neighbor’s concern and sternly told him to never bring it up again. Other neighbors said that he should be more considerate of his feelings. He added, “My wife thinks I was being a jerk to our neighbor and his wife and have some respect for them but I don’t think I was being disrespectful.”

Was He In The Wrong?

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Is he wrong for keeping the camera and dismissing the neighbor? Should he have handled the situation differently?

He Turned To The Internet For Advice

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One user commented, “That’s a very strong reaction for someone who is 100% innocent. My spidey senses are telling me he plans on stealing your stuff soon and is just upset that you can catch thieves.”

Another User Commented

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“As you pointed out, if he’s concerned about his wife being on camera, she doesn’t need to come over. Also, realistically, the guy needs to realize that we are all filmed every day when out in public.”

Someone Shared Their Perspective

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“I think understanding where people are coming from is important. Where he is coming from is a place of controlling possessiveness, which is why his demands don’t need to be met.”

Another Person Gave Their Opinion

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“Your neighbor was expressing his jealousy. Which really tells you more about your neighbor than you wanted to know. As it sounds like he’s projecting any motive that he’d have for having footage of a neighbor’s wife onto you.”

Someone Else Commented

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“If you’ve already caught people on the camera, it’s clearly worth it to have it up. Maybe this guy has something to hide….. ooooh the plot thickens. I’m wondering how he explained it to other people and why they would be on his side.”

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