Metro Detroit family says they've experienced ethnic intimidation by neighbor

Posted at 5:37 PM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 18:08:05-04

Having a bad neighbor can make living conditions horrendous but for one family in Dearborn Heights, they say it is dangerous.

Jason Sherman, 35, is facing charges after police say he made racial comments, sexual gestures and urinated on the victims’ house.

Jamal Hourani and his family say they have been cursed at and insulted as they would leave their home on Hubbell Street near Ford Road in Dearborn Heights.

On home surveillance video, Sherman is allegedly urinating on his neighbor’s bushes and home.

Hourani tells us Sherman’s sister moved in next door two months ago and it’s been a nightmare since. Hourani claims both Sherman and the woman harass them.

Hourani has lived in his neighborhood for eight years and moved to this country more than 40 years ago.

“I’ve never experienced something like this in my life,” he said.

The suspect was arraigned in court on Tuesday.

During the proceedings it was revealed that Jason Sherman was previously convicted of at least three felonies including criminal sexual conduct, assault and escape awaiting trial back in 2002.

The judge ordered Sherman to wear a GPS tether.

Hourani said Sherman’s sister still continues to yell at them whenever they are home, which makes Hourani’s 7-year-old son uncomfortable.

“He is so scared he won’t even go outside,” he said.

Bond was set at $50,000.

The suspect will be back in court on Oct.17.