Man sentenced after allegedly shouting racial comments while urinating on neighbor's house
DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (FOX 2) - A man caught on camera urinating on a neighbor's house initially charged with ethnic intimidation after allegedly shouting racial comments was sentenced to probation Tuesday.
"They got no respect and they think this country belongs to them. We shouldn't be here," victim Jamal Hourani said at the sentencing.
It's a day of reckoning for Jason Sherman of Dearborn Heights.
"Can you imagine if we don't have cameras what these people would do to us?" said Hourani.
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Sherman was sentenced after surveillance video surfaced allegedly showing him yelling racial statements, destroying landscaping at the home of Hourani and urinating on his property.
"We got so many videos, that wasn't the only video," Hourani said.
The family says the intimidation has caused their son emotional problems.
"He has trouble in school," said Hen Hourani.
Sherman was charged with ethnic intimidation and malicious destruction of property. Before the judge sentenced him Tuesday Sherman blamed his family for providing him with information that allegedly prompted his actions.
"At the end of day I owe you guys the biggest gratitude of all because you showed me just how deceitful and snake eyed my family can be," Sherman said. "You didn't deserve any of that and I apologize."
Horani's attorney requested that Sherman be punished to the fullest extent pointing out that he is no stranger to police.
"He's old enough to know better," said Michael Reynolds. "He's got a lengthy criminal history."
Then the judge spoke.
"That's disturbing to any and everybody that just wants to walk around and live in peace," she said.
Sherman was sentenced to 3 years probation, but the Hourani family believes if they want peace they have to relocate .
"I want to move out of that neighborhood," he said.