Friday, July 4, 2008
Antioch, CA - The City of Antioch (population about 100,000) appears quite family friendly. But a group of residents in the Lone Tree Glen subdivision know otherwise. They have formed a front against what they say are rowdy and destructive teens running roughshod through the streets. They call themselves the "Guardians of the Glen," and they want their neighborhood back.
Their stories are disturbing: gangs of kids brawling in the streets, property vandalized or not properly maintained, houses burglarized and juveniles threatening neighbors. The group claims the community pool has been trashed repeatedly too. Sun chairs and patio tables are often dumped in the deep end, and one resident said condoms have been fished out of the water.
Their story wouldn't be complete without pit bulls.Charlotte moved to Lone Tree Glen in 2006. She said a teen recently threatened to sic his pit bull on her. After she stood her ground, the teen threatened to get a ".45" and shoot her. Ashley Marie suffered a similar fate. "I was getting my kids out of the car. They were across the street and kept telling the pit bull, 'Go get her.' One day, I had the cops out to my house six or seven times. It's just crazy."
DogsBite.org hopes the citizens of the Lone Tree Glen have a safe 4th of July.
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