Charles Adams was described as a "nightmare neighbor," and he is facing many months in jail as a result. The Florida man has now been sentenced to 30 months in prison for the terror he initiated in his Temple Terrace, Fla. neighborhood.
WSTP shares that Charles Adams had been arrested 17 times since 1986. Adams, 61, was said to be a nightmare neighbor who terrorized an autistic boy of one neighbor, threatened to set off bombs, threw chemicals on cars, put nails in the streets, offered beer to children and more. USA Today had spoken with Adams some time back, and he claimed he just wanted to be left alone. It seems neighbors probably would have been fine with that, if he had left people alone as well.
Multiple neighbors had gotten restraining orders against Adams, but it seems even that didn't stop this nightmare neighbor. Adams' antics even drove some neighbors to install cameras on their property to catch the man in the act, which they did. Adams was charged with a multitude of charges including aggravated stalking and violation of a restraining order.
Earlier in the year this nightmare neighbor was given probation and the plan was he would have to leave Florida. According to WTSP, the plan to move him to Illinois fell through when the state refused to accept him. In May Adams' bail was revoked when he threw a light bulb at his neighbor, the same neighbor who has an autistic son Adams terrorized. Charles Adams has spent a number of months sitting in jail as a result.
Now in early October the nightmare neighbor was again in court, where he received his 30 month sentence.