"He was pretty well terrorizing the neighborhood," said neighbor Dennis Carlock, who said the Dutschke family rarely stepped outside their home.
For Carlock, the fact that Dutschke is accused of sending a potentially lethal poison to public officials is secondary to what happened in his neighborhood.
"I don't care how they got him, as long as they got him out of this neighborhood," he said.
Carlock had almost exclusively bad things to say about Dutschke, with one exception: He said his neighbor is extremely smart.
Apparently, Dutschke thought so too.
He sometimes showed off a card from Mensa, a group for people with high intelligence quotients, according to Laura Curtis, who worked with Dutschke at the insurance company.
"A lot of the people in the office thought he was odd," she said, adding that she liked him.
"I knew he was a genius, and you know how geniuses act a little different," she said.