East Sussex police were called to a property in Brighton this week after a neighbour complained that a picture of Cliff Richard had been placed in a window.
James Maltby says his neighbour was intentionally antagonising him after an argument over a breach of planning rules, and placed the grinning face of Sir Cliff in the window to "send a message".
He told The Argus: "I woke up and he has stuck a picture in his window of a face of Cliff Richard looking down at us. I called the police and they said there was nothing they can do about it."
The neighbour has reacted by saying he was "surprised" at the allegations, and has taken the photo down after what he called a "bizarre misunderstanding".