'Bogans' caught on camera tormenting neighbours
A family accused of being “bogans” and “dirt bike ferals” have been caught on camera tormenting their neighbours at every opportunity.
Dezi Freeman claims his relationship with his neighbour Zar Sacutelli broke down when he asked his neighbours, a Wodonga family that bought a slice of land beside Mount Buffalo for a weekend getaway, to tone down their dirt bike riding outside his back porch.
Dezi claims the family responded with ramping up the dirt biking and going out of their way to lug wood down next to the Freeman’s home so they could chainsaw it.
The Sacutellis have also been filmed hooting their horn as they pass the Freeman’s property, shouting abuse while riding around on a tractor, and performing stunts on their dirt bikes.
The footage will air tonight on A Current Affair at 7pm.
Dezi told A Current Affair reporter Martin King “it is full out war” between he and the Sacutellis.
“And they are the instigators of it,” he said.
In one particularly troubling clip, Zar revs his chainsaw and stick his finger up at the Freemans, shouting abuse.
Dezi wife Mali said the abuse had become so vile she is worried about how it might escalate next.
“Anything could happen,” she said.
“It’s the fear of the unknown.”
In one bizarre act, Zar’s brother-in-law Adrian Romanin takes the odd behaviour to another level, laying down his bike, sitting on it and smiling at Mali as she tends to her veggie patch.
Mali, who is known among locals in her community as the 'mother of Myrtleford' for her generosity, attempts to make amends with her neighbours.
“I pray to God that you have peace too. That’s all we want. Why can’t you do the same?” she says.
But one of the men from Sacutellis' property replies: “What a f---ing loser.”
A Current Affair also speaks with respected community members appalled by the way Mali and her family have been treated.
“She’s (Mali) just a lovely sole, a lovely person and … she’s saying, ‘what have we done to you?’ Which is fair enough,” Mary Tomaino said.
“It was a shock to see it, and revisiting it again, yes, it is appalling behaviour, and I don’t think a community or anyone should put up with that.”
Watch the full story tonight on A Current Affair from 7pm.