Her former neighbors describe the Bishop family as “strange.” You don’t say.
The former Bay State woman who allegedly killed three people in a shooting rampage in Alabama last week had several run-ins with police and was considered “strange” when she lived in Ipswich, Mass., according to former neighbors.
Amy Bishop and her family lived in Ipswich from approximately 1999 to 2003. Bishop was arrested in Alabama on Friday, accused in a shooting rampage at the University of Alabama that left three people dead and another three injured.“Not a lot of people liked them. They thought they were strange,” former neighbor Joe Lafoe said.Police records show she often complained about the neighbor’s children, even though she had four of her own.
“She didn’t want her kids to come out and play, so our kids couldn’t play outside,” said one neighbor who did not want to be identified.
In 2000, police records show Bishop called police about children playing basketball at 8 p.m. on a summer night. Bishop told police that night that the situation may soon “come to blows.”
“We’re all thankful and grateful nothing happened to our families in this neighborhood,” another former neighbor said.
Lafoe said Bishop and her husband often called police because children rode dirt bikes around the neighborhood.
“(Bishop’s husband) actually grabbed me once on the dirt bike and threw me down to the ground,” Lafoe said.
Basetball at 8:00 p.m. in the summer? The horror.
Those kids are lucky she didn’t get really pissed.