Hockey pro alleges unlawful neighbor surveillance

"Mr. Hockey" has obtained a restraining order against his neighbors for unlawful surveillance. Apparently the neighbors' snooping has gotten out of control.
Mr. Howe's suit contends the Dorfmans have had a camera snapping photos of his house, located directly across the street from theirs, every five seconds, thereby producing more than 17,000 photos a day. Even O.J. Simpson doesn't have his picture taken that often.
The reason for all the intrusion? A legitimate one, apparently, at least in their minds--they
are convinced the 79-year-old Mr. Howe is running a business out of his home; that he's selling hockey sticks and signed jerseys and that too many vehicles are coming and going for their liking.
This would violate local ordinances and the neighbors believe they are simply helping law enforcement officials do their job. Still, the interest does seem a bit excessive, even for a former celebrity.

The temporary restraining order bans any further photographing, videotaping or audio recording of the Howes or their home. Thank goodness. If the police can legitimately obtain a warrant that is one thing, but extreme and intrusive zealousness by a neighbor raises serious privacy concerns.

Good luck with this, Mr. Hockey.
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