ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) –  A couple in a Taylor Ranch neighborhood in Albuquerque is leaving their home behind, risking filing for bankruptcy, because of their nightmare neighbor.

KRQE News 13 went to the home Friday, located on Gold Rush Road, after someone snapped a picture of the house and reported it to the City.The picture shows a house covered in graffiti. Turns out, that graffiti was done by the homeowner himself.

KRQE News 13 ran into the nextdoor neighbors, who explained what’s going on and revealed that they’re moving out because they can’t stand living there anymore.

“He doesn’t know boundaries,” the husband said. “He would walk on the roof, he’ll do whatever he wants.”

The problems are obvious from just the exterior of the home.

“Very disruptive, very loud.” The couple told KRQE News 13 about the man who lives next door. “Lots of slamming and breaking of things, breaking of windows…slamming doors loud enough that the entire house shakes.”

KRQE News 13 isn’t identifying the homeowners because they fear retaliation. They say they’ve lived there for seven years, but in the last 13-14 months, problems with the neighbor have escalated out of control. They suspect drugs and mental illness are to blame and say APD officers know both him and them by name after so many calls to police.

“Officers show up every time, and they are extremely professional,” the couple said.

An officer even showed up while KRQE News 13 was interviewing the couple.

“They’re coming because they want to make sure that we are safe,” the husband said.

The man’s latest incident, they said, was a week ago. He wildly painted the roof of his side of the home and reportedly set his kitchen on fire.

“It’s put me back in counseling and on medication for anxiety,” the wife said about the issues with him.

Now they’ve had enough. They’re leaving the house and back-yard garden they love so much to escape the issues.

“We feel the need to flee as quickly as we can,” the wife said. “We are fearful for our lives.”

They say a real estate agent told them their house is now worth $30,000 to $40,000 less than what it was when they bought it all those years ago.

“At this point, willing to walk away from our home and even go bankrupt,” they said.