SANTA MONICA (CBSLA) — They call him the nightmare neighbor.
“He keeps screaming and yelling. Threatening,” said Betty Oliver, 70, who lives next door to Mark Yaskoweak — the man who neighbors say has been screaming obscenities and threatening violence at all hours of the day and night for nearly a year.
The neighbors who live in a rent-controlled building across the street from the beach in Santa Monica say late last week his threats of violence escalated.
“He came running with a hammer to attack the nighttime security guard,” said Oliver.
Santa Monica police say the sheriff’s department has been trying to evict Yaskoweak for months, but he never comes out of his apartment long enough for them to make the arrest.
His neighbors say he has food delivered in boxes so he can stay inside indefinitely and now he’s leaving his trash in the hallway.