“I’m scared,” Oklahoma City residents terrified because of violent neighbor

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OKLAHOMA CITY - Residents at a metro apartment complex said they are terrified of a violent neighbor.

"I'm scared and when my granddaughter comes to spend time with me, she's frightened,” said Kim Green.

Green says she is living in fear.

She said one of her neighbors is not just a nuisance but a terror.

"Unfortunately, I'm stuck here with a man who truly needs medical help but at this point, he is dangerous to himself and he is violent to other people," she said.

Green said her neighbor goes on destructive rampages, kicking in doors and breaking hallway lights.

At one point, she says he even left a shooting target and a steak knife by her door.

She captured audio recordings of one of his rants. On that recording, a man is heard banging outside her door and arguing with himself.

It’s mostly gibberish but certain expletives stand out.

Green is not the only person to feel like she is being held hostage in her home.

According to reports, Oklahoma City police have been called to the man's unit 13 times in the past 31 days.

With no help from management and no arrest, residents are at their wit's end.

"We understand their frustrations, but I would tell them we are there to enforce the law. From my understanding up until this point, although we have been called a number of times, there have been no laws broken,” said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with Oklahoma City Police Department.

NewsChannel 4 stopped by the leasing office to speak to the property manager.  However, an employee left the room and did not return.

A short time later, a fire was started in the man's apartment after he allegedly tried cooking on an open grill.

Neighbors say it is the second time in two weeks.

One of the property managers was on hand when first responders arrived, so we tried again to get some answers.

Below is part of that exchange:

Reporter: “People have complained, that’s why we came. We went to the office and no one talked to us.”

Property Manager: “And they shouldn't have.”

Reporter: “So who can we talk to? Why hasn't he been evicted?”

Property Manager: “You need to go sit in your car, there are legal actions that have to take place and that takes time.”

Residents took pictures of officers waiting for the tenant to come out of the apartment.

However, he was nowhere to be found.

Some residents said they plan to break their lease if nothing is done.

Others said they have to live here for financial reasons.

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