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Security camera prompts neighbor dispute

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BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

The installation of security cameras has prompted a neighbor dispute in Branford.

The DeLietos live on one side of the fence. The Farids live on the other side. They have been fighting about property line stakes for about a year now and where they should go.

But now the fight includes this camera on the side of the Farids' house.

"The camera is directed pointedly into my kitchen window," Michelle DeLieto said Monday. "It doesn't view anything else."

The DeLietos are asking the police to get involved because they say the camera invades their privacy.

Branford Police say homeowners are allowed to have cameras positioned outside their homes as long as they are only viewing areas someone could regularly see. The DeLietos say that's why they put the fence up.

"Fences are put in places for purposes," DeLieto said. "They are put there to make you private from other people."

The DeLietos say the Farids fly a drone-like helicopter with a camera over their property as well.

Eyewitness News wasn't able to connect with the Farids for a comment. The DeLietos are hoping people realize that security cameras on one person's home should not give someone an excuse to be able to see over fences or into windows of a neighbor.

"This is a surveillance issue that should be important to everyone," DeLieto said.

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