Re: Harassment by an Off-Duty Officer
what makes you think it will ever be anything more than the guy acting like an ass trying to intimidate you?
It is not illegal to take pictures of the neighbor, his house, his yard or anything else one can see from a legal vantage point.
I would either ignore him or call the police and make a report. It doesn't appear he has done anything illegal at this point so the police may decline to make a report on the issue.
You should have called the police and reported the damage to your yard when it happened or called the police and reported the public nudity (I haven't checked as to what is and isn't legal in Florida. There is actually at least one state where what he did may not have been illegal.) I understand your intent of contacting the trooper and apparently his best action was one of speaking with the cop about the situation. I don't see that as a bad step on your part and not on the troopers part either. It just sounds like the cop is an ass and probably always will be.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.