Teens arrested for verbally harassing family who left car out front

From CNN Green: (CNN) – A high school student has been arrested after posting a video of his parents being verbally harassed by a woman with a bullhorn shouting “shame on you” while they…

Teens arrested for verbally harassing family who left car out front

From CNN Green:

(CNN) – A high school student has been arrested after posting a video of his parents being verbally harassed by a woman with a bullhorn shouting “shame on you” while they arrived home from shopping.

The video, posted on social media, shows Brian Laundrie’s mother and father, Kathy and Bob Laundrie, approaching their gate as a woman shouting “shame on you” steps over a barricade and yells at the family, “crap!”

In the 10-second clip, the unidentified woman yells at Kathy Laundrie, who can be heard breathing heavily and arguing with the woman. Bob Laundrie follows the woman for a short time, trying to get her to stop speaking.

“We left our car parked out front. All this crap’s coming across the gate!” the woman yells.

“Shut up! Leave me alone!” Kathy Laundrie replies.

“Kathy, just shut the f*** up. Stop talking,” the woman yells.

“You harass us about parking every time we come in,” Kathy Laundrie says.

The tirade continues with the woman berating the Laundries about why they park out front.

“I shouldn’t have said ‘crap.’ You do that and you shouldn’t have your bullhorn in here!” she says.

The woman then walks away, and one of the Laundries turns around and records the incident on his cell phone.

When he returned home from the grocery store, the family called police.

The Lynnwood, Washington Police Department responded on February 5 and arrested Gregory Czaja, a 17-year-old from Kirkland, Washington. Czaja was booked into King County Jail on suspicion of harassment, obstruction, resisting arrest and malicious mischief, Lynnwood police said in a statement.

“If you want to get on Facebook and start trashing people, that’s fine. But no one has the right to make threats, curse, and verbally abuse,” Kathy Laundrie said.

She told CNN Newsource that police have been doing a great job of keeping the peace, but they’re not equipped with protective gear.

“There is no one to protect you if you’re going to have to fight back with that type of force,” she said.

“But I like that I tried to put it out there,” said Greg Laundrie, the teen’s father. “That’s basically what I had to do.”

The family invited CNN to view the footage, which has been viewed more than 1.5 million times since Laundrie posted it on social media on February 5.

Czaja is accused of damaging the Laundries’ gate after the December shopping trip. A GoFundMe page has been set up to cover the costs.

“The cost of repairing their gate has been estimated at $500.00, yet they decided to hide the money by removing all the names from the account,” said Ann Heller, a friend of the family who set up the fundraiser.

“Nothing was coming up. They had no clue. Every time I tried to tell them, it was always some other lie, that someone had defrauded them out of money,” Heller said.

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