Going Too Far
This man came marching up the driveway absolutely furious! But why, what was the issue? So the truth is, he had actually been through a lot in his life and as a police officer he had also seen more than the average person would experience in their lifetime. One morning while taking his routine walk, something he witnessed instantly made him snap…it was all because of his neighbors. He was completed outraged but tried his best to not explode. His neighbors really had no idea what was coming their way as he mumbles under his breath, “this is war”.
The Officer Of The Law
The neighborhood that David Ellis lives in is quite small but very private. For the past 40 years, he has been an exceptionally devoted police officer at the Los Angeles Police Department. However, now that he is in his golden years he spends most of his weekends with his gardening tools instead of chasing down criminals. Gardening is David’s newfound love, but the incident that just took place would shake him to the core. He was always known to be a gentle, somewhat polite gentleman, however, what he witnessed was what broke the camels back
The Last Straw
Almost every weekend, David took pride in tending to his beautiful garden. His latest project that he was doing was erecting a fence around his estate. He thoroughly enjoyed this as it always helped calm his mind. However, on this particular day, things did not go as usual only because his daring neighbor was the one to ruin his lovely hobby. So whats quite bizarre is that David and his neighbors were actually distantly related but did not have the best relationship. This went on for many years, David tried to be as considerate as possible but he simply couldn’t take it anymore…
The Crux Of The Drama
The constant drama was all about the gravel road which bordered David’s home. He decided to take responsibility and fix the potholes that weirdly appeared overnight, which he was doing for many years. As the faithful neighbor that David is, he wouldn’t want to upset anyone through any things he does. However, his neighbor didn’t think the same way he did.
“A Complete Nutjob”
David’s daughter explained, “Everybody here is a complete nutjob.” She could not remember a time that her father and his neighbors did not have some sort of drama between them. She would often plead with her father to think of a way to end all their unnecessary episodes. But instead of David’s neighbors being grateful for his kind acts of service, his neighbors did nothing more than take advantage of this poor man.
Passing The Responsibility
According to David’s neighbors, they claim that David is fully responsible and needs to make sure the gravel road is paved properly. Which seems very fair, right? But everyone within the estate makes use of this specific road, so why should it only be for David to lay out the money? Being the man that David is, he didn’t want to speak up but rather came up with his own plan…
A Gesture Of Goodwill
David tried to do his best to make his neighbors happy, which is why he offered to construct a 3-square-foot plot on his own land so that it would be easier for drivers to navigate their way around the gravel road. But, no that was not good enough for the rude people living in the estate. They simply did not appreciate the good dead, but the worst had just begun…
Enough Is Enough
From the moment that David gave the corner of his property, he looked on in shock as so many drivers veered so close to his land. This particular day, it was a truck driver who finally drew the line. David’s patience had been tested for way too long. One of his neighbors had a truckload of wood being delivered to their home, but as the truck driver was about to take the corner, he made a super-wide turn and smashed straight into David’s fence. Obviously the damage needed to be paid for, except no one wanted to take responsibility. Which is why David was so furious.
Protecting What Was His
Miha, David’s daughter exclaimed, “We had to replant these plants and place a new metal fence, My father told me this was not the first time this sort of thing happened, but actually the third. I was in total shock when I heard what happened.” After the cops repaired the metal fence, David decided to protect what was rightfully his — no matter what it would take. The neighbors had really taken things too far now.
Inspecting The Damage
Once David had assessed the damage that had been done to his fence, David marched himself back into his house. It was absolutely infuriated. He simply couldn’t handle it anymore, this needed to end immediately. He had been nothing more than kind and considerate but all his neighbors did was walk all over him. Something about the whole situation sparked anger within David. But he knew he would get his revenge.
A Series Of Barrels
None of David’s neighbors expressed their opinions when he put barrels around his property. But regardless, it was David’s property, he owned that land which means he could do whatever his heart desired. But the secret was that what David had placed inside the barrels was not exactly what his neighbors thought. Despite looking like normal plastic barrels, his neighbors would soon discover that they were something else.
David was woken up early one by loud banging on his door. His neighbor was infuriated because of the damage that had been caused to his car after hitting one of the barrels that were on the perimeter of David’s lawn. What was inside the barrels? Actually they were filled with heavy rocks. But that was not it….the scheme of things had only just begun. When David opened the door, his neighbor started threatening him and told him to be careful of his every move. As a police officer, David knew the law so he honestly wasn’t too worried. He simply replied, “I will keep the barrels there as it is my property after all”.
Thinking Up Other Ways
Even though David had created an obstacle he still witnessed the barrels being hit by passing cars. In the end, the barrels started to break and were then not serving its purpose. So David thought of another plan to keep the inconsiderate drivers off his property. The best thing he could think of was to establish a foundation that would give the people exactly what they deserved.
Petty Revenge Turning Pro
As the first neighbor was coming home one evening, he got the biggest surprise of his life. As he knew David frequently got annoyed by other drivers who cut across his estate, so he purposely drove over the corner without caring about what he was damaging. All in all, David’s excellent plan had worked!
Cement And Poles
On the Reddit thread /ProRevenge, David’s daughter Miha wrote, “My dad was so angry.” She recalled, “He cut some wood to use it as a mold. He then went out and bought cement, sand, and metal poles.” She added, “One peaceful afternoon, my father and I cemented that whole part of the land and placed some beautiful flowers on top.”
The New Solution
The ill-mannered driver found out the hard way that David’s new plan was very damaging. David had managed to hide a small concrete slab under the pretty flowerbed on the exact place where all the neighbors would carelessly drive over. David was finally successful! His neighbors were no longer able to wreck his property. Although it took some for all the disrespectful neighbors to learn their lesson, the problem was solved.
A Lesson Learned
So far, a total of five of the police officer’s neighbors had damaged their cars while trying to cut the corner. The idea that David had crafted was totally legal making it impossible for them to complain. They all quickly learned to drive on the road and not over David’s lawn. However, things continued with one of the distressed neighbors who went ahead and took matters into how own hands. He simply sent lawyers out to investigate further…
Although many neighbors had some serious damage done to their cars, David was still able to prove that what he had done was perfectly legal. Naturally, before David went through with his plan he had made sure it would never have any legal issues to deal with. David was completely in the right and no one could do anything or say otherwise. When this delightful story was shared on Reddit, people that read were completely thrilled.
One of the more skeptical users commented, “I’m very amused by the logic some people go by.” They continued to say, “For example If I intentionally hit your property and it damages my vehicle, it’s still your fault (the owner of the property) for attempting to protect your property and not letting me just destroy your property… and you should compensate me for the damage caused by my stupidity.” Wow, what do you think?
Another individual commented, “They ran over your trees? OHHH BOY.” They added, “If they run over any more of your trees look up your local laws about trees. People have been sued for huge amounts of money over the destruction of trees because they take so long to grow so they have a lot of value.” What do you think about what David did? Did he overstep the line?