A neighbour has been caught on camera attempting to sabotage the Ring doorbell on the property next door, claiming it overlooked his home.
Stephen Grove, 56, had attempted to damage the video doorbell at the bungalow in Birmingham on three separate occasions in 2021 - leading to an appearance in court after cutting wires with a pair of pliers.
He pleaded guilty to criminal damage in August after CCTV captured him in the act and was handed a 12-month conditional discharge.
The incident involving the pliers occurred in March, while he was also filmed using a marker pen on the doorbell's lens just days after his appearance in court.
Stephen Grove, 56, had attempted to damage the video doorbell at the bungalow in Birmingham on three separate occasions in 2021 (pictured attempting to damage the doorbell with a screwdriver)
And in July, he was also seen attempting to tear the doorbell off of the wall by hand, before returning a couple of weeks later with a screwdriver.
Stephen was also spotted in December taking a hammer to