Vin Diesel has reportedly got off to a rocky start with his temporary neighbors in the Dominican Republic after they complained about his overly aggressive security detail.
The 53-year-old actor is currently spending time in the Dominican Republic, filming part of the upcoming sequel Fast & Furious 9.
But his 12 guards have harassed the neighboring community, according to a letter his neighbor sent him, which was obtained by TMZ
Too fast and furious! Vin Diesel, 53, received a letter from his neighbors in the Dominican Republic complaining about his aggressive security detail, TMZ reported Sunday.
According to the neighbor, they were prompted to write Diesel a letter complaining about his safety after the guards blocked traffic and pedestrians from riding on the nearby road while the actor and his children went on a bike ride at Easter.
“For a few weeks I personally witnessed and heard from fellow homeowners the unprecedented and insulting display of your security people around our homes and on the beach,” they wrote. “Interrogate us, block our street with five or six SUVs. Stop residents while walking while cycling. ‘
They went on to say that in the past decade the homeowners have “never experienced such an absurd behavior by someone renting a home in our very small, private and very safe community.”
The neighbor said most of the people in the area were from major international cities, which they said meant they were less of a threat than native Dominicans.
Hassle: Neighbor blamed Diesel’s security for ‘interrogating us, blocking our street with five or six SUVs’ and ‘stopping residents from walking while cycling’ seen with his kids in 2019
Downtime: it was an Easter bike ride with his family in which his security reportedly stopped all pedestrians and vehicles from passing by; seen in 2019 with his children and partner Paloma Jimenez
“You should know that you are visiting a community where no one is a threat to you or anyone else visiting us,” they continued.
The neighbor denounced Diesel for setting his ‘own personal and arbitrary rules’ for the area, saying he probably couldn’t dictate those rules in Los Angeles.
They closed their letter with some sort of olive branch by suggesting that the Guardians Of The Galaxy actor may not have been aware of his security team’s tactics.
A source close to Diesel told the publication that he has been going to the Dominican Republic for the past two decades and has had good experiences with the locals so far.
Help: A source close to him claimed his Easter ride provided so much security because his family was there. They said they gave Easter baskets to local workers
They also claimed that his Easter ride was only so much security because his family joined him, and they tried to allay the concerns by claiming that the family was handing out Easter baskets to workers in the area.
According to the source, Diesel had no intention of causing any trouble for his neighbors as he is a huge fan of the area, which is why he tried to get his Fast & Furious 9 production there.
They also said the security team is all made up of Dominican guards, presumably to suggest that hiring local residents makes up for the alleged bad behavior.
On the occasion of Easter and his family’s bike ride, Diesel shared a black and white photo of him and his son Vincent with two older boys on their bikes.
“No candy without cardio Haha,” he wrote. “Happy holidays to our worldwide family.”
Job creator? The source also claimed that Diesel only hires Dominicans for its security personnel. He also brought production of Fast & Furious 9 to the island
He has also documented the production of Fast & Furious 9, most recently featuring an image of the fully masked crew gathering around him outside.
‘Great week of filming with my Dominican crew. Gracias por todo mi gente! All love, always, ‘he captioned the photo, which was posted in mid-March.
The production becomes a family affair after reports that his 10-year-old son Vincent will play a young version of his character Dominic Toretto in flashbacks.
In addition to his son, Diesel also shares daughters Hania, 13, and Pauline, six, with partner Paloma Jimenez, with whom he has been in a relationship since 2007.
Family: Diesel shares his 10-year-old son Vincent, who will play a young version of his character in the sequel, and daughters Hania, 13, and Pauline, six, with partner Paloma Jimenez; seen in 2017