Horn honking case goes national

HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – The story of a Hubbard man who has been the target of a horn honking harassment campaign for the past several years is going national.

This week, a production team for the ABC news program 20/20 is in town interviewing Garrick Krlich and several members of the city, including the mayor and retired fire Chief John Clemente, for an upcoming episode.

The producer of the show said the episode is about real estate and the weird, wacky, crazy dark side of when real estate deals go bad. The Krlich’s contacted 20/20 about their situation.

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“And it just sounded like a fascinating story of a real estate deal gone bad, neighbor versus neighbor, and then this whole lovely town gets sucked into this really nasty, bitter fight,” said ABC News producer Andrew Paparella.

While the case continues in the courts, Hubbard Mayor John Darko said he told the news program the honking has calmed down.

“At one point in time, I think we had an issue back in 2009, 2010. Previous administration worked very hard to resolve the issue. We have nowhere near the complaints being filed as we did then,” Darko said.

Krlich showed the crew his video recording system. The ABC News crew even witnessed the honking outside of Krlich’s home first-hand as they were shooting the piece.

“I hope it opens the eyes of the attorney general. I hope the attorney general prosecutes these people and I hope people go to jail for what they have done to my wife and I for six-and-a-half years,” Krlich said.

The hour-long special of 20/20 is expected to air soon.

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