Public masturbator chased neighbors with butcher knife in Brabant town

Residents of the Hooghuis neighborhood in the Brabant town of Etten-Leur are dealing with a problem neighbor. The man regularly masturbates around his house, is becoming more and more aggressive and on Thursday even chased another resident around with a butcher knife, Omroep Brabant reports.

On Thursday one resident saw the man standing naked in his front door and masturbating. She posted a message on the neighborhoods Facebook group. "Keep an eye on your children, a naked guy was just jerking himself off in the door on Schoonhout", she wrote.

Another neighbor saw the message and went to confront the now-dressed man, pointing out that about 20 kids were playing in the street and that his behavior was inappropriate. The man went indoors and came out with a large butcher knife. "He waived the knife and shouted, I called the police", another neighbor explained to the broadcaster.

Luckily no one was injured in the incident. The police took the man away. But the residents of Hooghuis are getting more and more concerned, especially because the man seems to be getting increasingly aggressive. He recently started a fight over a parking spot and verbally attacked a passerby. Now the butcher knife. "It's getting crazier and crazier. Soon it will really go wrong. What if he sets his house on fire?" one resident wanted to know.