Westchester official charged with harassing Hispanic neighbors


A longtime Mamaroneck official made the American dream a nightmare for his Hispanic neighbors, with a “relentless” six-year campaign of stalking, spitting, cursing and filming, a lawsuit alleges.

Louise Dunaway, 75, village court clerk for 30 years; her husband Douglas, 76; and her son, Michael, have an “agenda” to drive their neighbors out of Staub Court, a private dead-end street, according to Manhattan federal court documents.

“I’m going to take my gun and kill your sp-c ass and your wife and newborn baby,” Michael Dunaway, 55, allegedly shouted in April 2018.

Michael Dunaway, who was arrested this week for violating a restraining order by dumping human urine on his neighbor’s property, physically accosted at least two residents of the block, according to police and the complaint filed by Jason and Ana Deleon and Walter Gehring and his Peruvian wife, Ariela.

Young Dunaway spits daily on the Deleon and Gehring properties; throws dog poo, urine and garbage on neighbours’ grounds; shine neon lights in their windows; records them as they enter or leave their homes and “constantly throw rocks”, they charge in court documents.

Couples Deleon and Gehring claim that Michael Dunaway is dumping human urine and dog faeces on their properties at Staub Court.
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Once he lay down on the steps of the Deleon to keep them out; regularly blows up his radio and car alarm; and left broken glass hidden among leaves and other debris on the Gehring’s driveway, they allege in court documents.

The Dunaways “on a full-time daily basis … viciously terrorize” the Deleons and their 5-year-old daughter, who fears Michael will kill Ana, who grew up in the neighborhood, according to the litigation.

They have filed a litany of seemingly false complaints against the Deleons and Gehrings, and frequently kiss Mamaroneck Village police officers who respond to their calls, the families claim in court documents.

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Couples Deleon and Gehring have accused the Dunaway family of calling false police complaints against them.
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The Dunaways’ “daily barrage” of insults include calling the Deleons, the Gehrings, their family, friends and tenants the N-word, or “w-backs”, “f-king sp-cs”, “damn strangers “, claim the terrified families.

Douglas Dunaway said he was unaware of the lawsuit and declined to comment. The Deleons and Gehrings seek unspecified damages.

New York Post

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