The Virginia man who has been in hiding ever since news broke that he blared out loud music – full with the N-word and monkey sounds each time his black neighbor left her home – has lastly been noticed after being housebound for a number of days.
DailyMail.com grabbed unique first photos of John Eskilsden after he was flushed out of the security of his home when three suspicious packages had been delivered to his neighborhood.
But nonetheless Eskilsden — who turns 48 subsequent weekend — made no try to clarify his seemingly racist habits which has outraged his ethnically-mixed neighborhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Nor did his spouse Marylou, 48. When DailyMail.com requested the jewellery retailer clerk if she had something to say about the heartbreak her husband’s actions had induced, she tersely replied ‘No,’ and received in her automobile and drove off.
John Eskilsden, pictured, blared out loud music – full with the N-word and monkey sounds – each time his black neighbor left her home
A screenshot of the video Eskilsden’s neighbor took of him blasting monkey sounds and making racist remarks
Navy veteran Jannique Martinez, pictured, appeared on Don Lemon’s CNN present final week and performed video of the blaring lights and obscene chants coming from her neighbor’s residence
The case on Jessamine Court has induced nationwide uproar since Eskilsden’s neighbor, Navy veteran Jannique Martinez, appeared on Don Lemon’s CNN present final week and performed video of the blaring lights and obscene chants coming from her neighbor’s residence.
But Eskilsden refused to reply reporters’ questions — and even come to the door of his 4-bedroom residence — as he was pilloried online.
Neighbors advised DailyMail.com they infrequently see him. ‘The solely time he ever appears to come out is when he places out the trash on a Wednesday night,’ stated one.
The remainder of the time he hides behind his home’s partitions, that are coated by no less than six safety cameras and indicators saying ‘Private Property, No Trespassing’ and ‘Smile, You’re on Camera.’
Although he has now turned off the music and messages following the publicity the case has garnered, outdoors lights nonetheless flash each time a automobile drives by or a pedestrian passes.
Black Lives Matter protesters who gathered earlier this week added their very own messages in chalk on the street outdoors his home. One stated merely ‘Racist,’ with an arrow pointing to the residence. Another learn ‘Not Today, Satan.’
Pictured: BLM protesters, some armed protesting in entrance of John Eskilsden’s Virginia Beach residence
One of the BLM protesters used chalk to write ‘Not Today, Satan’
Another message written in chalk ‘Racist,’ with an arrow pointing to the residence
Black Lives Matter protesters who gathered earlier this week added their very own messages in chalk on the street outdoors his home
A second BLM protest occurred on Friday night.
Little is understood about Eskilsden. He has no online profile. He has labored for PetSmart— and was carrying a shirt from the firm when he appeared at his door on Friday. He can also be believed to have labored in technical help for Canon.
In rushing case from years again, his peak was put at 5 ft. 6 in, and his weight at 260 lb.
He and his spouse filed for chapter in 2005 once they stated that they had solely $10 of their checking accounts. At the time he stated he had a 5-year-old daughter and 3-month-old son. That daughter, Cynthia, is now 22.
The Eskilsden household been related with the Jessamine Court residence for almost three many years. Public information present it was initially purchased in 1995 by John’s father Walter Eskilsden, a Marine who later went on to work for the federal authorities. Walter Eskilsden died in 2016.
Jannique and Joel Martinez purchased the residence subsequent door in 2017 for $299,000. They thought that they had discovered the ideally suited place to stay, Jannique advised CNN final month.
‘I’m not going to lie, if I had any creativeness it might be like this, we might haven’t purchased this home. I might by no means join this,’ she stated.
‘We seen a little bit erratic habits like these blinking lights which might be on a sensor. When my household or some other household leaves or returns to their properties, all of them begin to blink.’
Eskilsden outdoors of his Virginia Beach residence. He has made no try to clarify his seemingly racist habits which has outraged his ethnically-mixed neighborhood in Virginia Beach
John Eskilsden’s spouse, Marylou Eskildsen, was pictured leaving their residence on Friday however made no touch upon his habits
‘When the sensors are activated, loud music begins to play. He switches the music primarily based on the household that’s activating the music.’
She had initially advised her story to native Norfolk, Virginia, TV station, WAVY.
‘My son is afraid of him. Terrified, terrified,’ she advised the station. ‘The N-word scenario… they got here to me and stated, ‘Mom, what’s that?’ I did not topic my youngsters to that. I did not suppose they’d ever have to study what this implies…’
Martinez, 41, advised DailyMail.com she had nothing to add to what she had advised Lemon and WAVY.
She advised Lemon that the monkey noises had started when her husband parked his truck on the road outdoors Eskilsden’s residence.
‘Since that day he is been enjoying N***** skits that he discovered online,’ she stated. Martinez stated he performs skits that say, ‘Black individuals don’t have anything higher to do however go to a comedy membership on a Friday evening,” and, ‘Hey everybody, look it is N***** man. Everyone say, ‘hello N***** man.’
Elementary faculty youngsters collect outdoors Eskilsden’s residence each weekday morning to catch their bus. Parent Davina Stringer advised DailyMail.com: ‘I heard South Park play in a loop.’
‘Then it was the monkey sounds and the N phrase,’ added the mother of youngsters aged 8 and 6.
‘It’s utterly inappropriate for kids to hear this form of factor when they’re ready for his or her faculty bus.’
A ‘Private Property No Trespassing’ signal on the entrance garden of Eskildsen’s property
Pictured: an indication that reads ‘Smile You’re on Camera’ at John Eskilsden’s and spouse’s Marylou Eskildsen residence
One of six seen surveillance cameras at John Eskilsden’s and spouse’s Marylou Eskildsen residence
Neighbors expressed their anger in the direction of Eskilsden, his loud music and safety cameras. We are all on surveillance 24/7 with cameras in each course of his residence,’ stated Martinez.
Another neighbor who declined to give her identify stated: ‘My husband went over to ask him to flip his music down. He wouldn’t even come to the door. Not solely is he an a**gap, he’s a coward too.’
Police have advised Martinez and different neighbors there may be nothing they’ll do about his messages.
The Virginia Beach Police Department tweeted out a message saying ‘As appalling and offensive as the neighbors’ behaviors are, the metropolis legal professional and Virginia magistrates have individually decided that the actions reported to date didn’t rise to a stage that Virginia regulation defines as felony habits.’
‘This implies that VBPD has had no authority to intervene and warrants weren’t supported.’
‘We will carefully monitor the scenario, examine complaints and, inside the limits of the regulation, assist this household with this most disagreeable scenario.’
Pictured: sufferer Jannique Martinez and Virginia Beach Police officers in entrance of her Virginia Beach residence
Virginia Beach Police officers and Bomb sniffing canine responding to suspicious packages delivered in the John Eskilsden and Jannique Martinez’s Virginia Beach neighborhood
But motion could also be coming. Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring advised the Washington Post ‘the scenario is ‘unacceptable and is not going to be tolerated.’
He stated his Office of Civil Rights has been in contact with Martinez’s household and is working to put a cease to the alleged abuse.’
‘Any race-based harassment and discrimination in housing is against the law in the Commonwealth, and my crew and I’ll take any and all measures to guarantee that it doesn’t occur in Virginia,’ Herring stated.
‘No one ought to ever really feel uncomfortable or in peril inside their very own residence due to the actions of their neighbors.’
And on Friday afternoon cops turned up after USPS delivered suspicious packages to three of the 4 properties on Jessamine Court — together with each Eskilsden’s and Martinez’s.
Two bomb sniffing canine had been introduced in to help as officers went door-to-door earlier than lastly ripping open one among the packages and discovering it contained wadding paper and an empty black field from Boca Raton, Florida, firm BOD Luxury Gifts.
Police stated: ‘There was a name for service concerning suspicious packages. It was not a bomb scare. The case was cleared out no report after rendering help.’