Man Was Jealous Of His Neighbor’s Backyard, But Then He Discovered Something That Upset Him

Published on 12/09/2020
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Getting Him Back

That morning, this man came over to the porch and was surprised at what he had seen. He was starting to get angry, but he ordered himself to calm down. He began to worry about any possibility that might happen. In moments of thought, his angry face changed into a smile. He had a plan to deal with his rude neighbor. He was confident that this man would soon be struck by karma. Apparently, he knew exactly what he was talking about.

Getting Him Back

Getting Him Back

Just Moved In

Miles was a very hard-working man who earned all of his possessions. His wife, children, and grandchildren were devoted to him. He was in his retirement years now, which meant that he could only enjoy life without burdens. In his retirement home, he enjoyed sitting on his porch and enjoying nature. Unfortunately, he would get angrier every day every time he looked at his neighbor’s backyard.

Just Moved In

Just Moved In

Not Adding Up

When Miles looked into his neighbor’s yard, he saw how small his land was compared to his neighbor’s. At first, he assumed that his neighbor was just lucky, but then he learned what was happening.

Not Adding Up

Not Adding Up

Becoming Envious

In the neighborhood, Miles knew everybody and was loved by the whole community. He was even cordial to the man with a bigger backyard. He felt jealousy once he saw his neighbors’ brand new, bright red sports car part of him, but another part was just in awe. Never before had he seen anything like it. Until one day came, he was always content with his life.

Becoming Envious

Becoming Envious

Unusual Behavior

Miles noticed his neighbor doing something one afternoon that seemed odd/ He was pacing back and forth with his giant property. Miles suddenly noticed that he was gone. Nevertheless, when he returned, he had a wheelbarrow with costly payers. He started by laying them down, and he lost them when Miles saw what he was doing next.

Unusual Behavior

Unusual Behavior

Beginning The Job

The neighbor started by putting down the pavement that stretched out from his front door. He spent a couple of hours paving the whole thing in the backyard. He wasn’t done yet. Miles was surprised at the next thing he did.

Beginning The Job

Beginning The Job

Unexpected Sight

His neighbor started to rip the fence one by one. That’s not all. He moved them 2 ft backward and started pounding them to the ground. Miles couldn’t believe his eyes. Finally, he understood why his backyard was so big. Miles was not going to let him get away with this.

Unexpected Sight

Unexpected Sight

Not Staying Quiet

He started clearing the area for his pavers after he finished. Miles then entered the picture, preventing him from doing what he did. Miles was recently hired by National Park services and felt his neighbor might not know what would happen if he continued. Miles confronted his neighbor respectfully, but he couldn’t even speak when his neighbor broke in impolitely. He started to scream, “You’re new here. I’ve been here ten years,” he spat. “Mind your own damn business!” As Miles thought about how to handle the situation, he calmly walked away.

Not Staying Quiet

Not Staying Quiet

Weighing His Options

As Miles continued to watch his neighbor topple his property for years, he was getting angry inside. He wasn’t sure how long he was at it, but he assumed it was happening for a long time. Moments later, he realized what he needed to do. He had to take action; all he had to do was watch how it would be done.

Weighing His Options

Weighing His Options

Staying Patient

For an entire year, Miles observed this. Things were quiet once summer rolled around. Most of the village owners, including his neighbor, went to the north for a holiday. Although he had not been planning revenge, he was certain that karma would act on its own.

Staying Patient

Staying Patient

Pricey

On one exciting morning, the county arrived at the reserve. They saw the yard of Miles’s neighbor and were not amused. They started to move back and forth, pulling their maps, their camera, and they began making phone calls. Soon enough, there were more people.

Pricey

Pricey

Warning

For years now, Miles’ neighbor has been doing this kind of thing. Whenever he needed it, he would take his land and pave himself off for his own personal use. They plastered a note at his door and left the premises. The county knew that they needed to take action.

Warning

Warning

Charges

Miles was curious about the notice, so he walked to the door once they left. It read that his neighbor was in “violation of encroachment onto protected lands and that he has 30 days to move his car, tear up the pavers, and pay a fine of $11,000.” He was charged for the damage and trespass of the protected species living in the area. It was still happening, even then.

Charges

Charges

Making A Decision

If the 30-day limit were not complied with by his neighbor, his golf cart and sports car would be taken away. They’d dig up the pavers as well, which he would have to pay for. His neighbor would be charged more each day that the deadline had passed. Wow, that was pretty good!

Weighing His Options

Weighing His Options

Karma Working Its Magic

A month later, he was still not back from his vacation. The deadline was approaching, and he failed to comply with the rules. From his porch, Miles watched as the car and golf cart got taken away. His yard was torn apart then. As Miles knew it would, he watched this all fold out.

Karma Working Its Magic

Karma Working Its Magic

Making Moves

They ripped the pavers from the ground, took them away, and replaced the fences with brand new ones. They were steel cables grounded in cement this time, so he was not able to remove them. This continued for two weeks, and his neighbor never returned.

Making Moves

Making Moves

Wrapping It Up

The contractors were nearly done with the work. They also added a camera to track wildlife from a distance. More notices were stacked on his neighbor’s door every single week. While Miles was definitely happy, he was anxious and waited for his neighbor to come back.

Wrapping It Up

Wrapping It Up

The Suprise Event

In November, the neighbor finally came back home. Miles looked out of his porch as his neighbor drove up to his house. He saw the notices piling up and quickly ran in anger to his backyard.

The Suprise Event

The Suprise Event

Getting To The Bottom Of It

He ran back to his car and took his cell phone. He called the county immediately to locate his sports car and golf cart. He was in an uncontrollable rage. Miles smiled to himself.

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Getting To The Bottom Of It

Following His Request

Three days went by, and his neighbor came to Miles’s door, wanting to know if when it all happened, he was there. Miles mentioned the truth to him. He watched everything. His neighbor began to get even angrier, asking to know why he hadn’t even called him. While Miles debated giving him a call, he decided the best move was to mind his own business.

Following His Request

Following His Request

Everywhere

This story is just one example of insane things there. Neighbors are surely struggling for some reason each day, but we can’t read it because the story doesn’t make it on social media. However, there are some situations in which we need to speak up, situations that the world needs to know about so that it doesn’t happen again. Just wait till you see what happened to this neighbor; read on!

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Everywhere

What To Do?

Luck isn’t always on our side, and we’re living with the most disrespectful neighbors. Such situations are very awkward because what’s the best approach? You can try to talk to them maturely and calmly, but what if they don’t want to listen to you and are too stuck in their own opinion? Sometimes two neighbors’ problems are so big that living with them becomes very uncomfortable and stressful. The ideal scenario would be to find a midpoint where both parties are happy, but life doesn’t always work like that…

What To Do

What To Do?

Not Giving Up

It is tough for the other party to deal with situations like this if it does not cooperate and does not care about its feelings. Some people prefer to move to another neighborhood before they face bad neighbors. Many people try to call the police, but it’s not always helpful. And then there are those who, like this man, are brave enough to stay and fight for what they believe. He chose not to give up and take things into his own hands.

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Not Giving Up

Going Too Far

When he was overcome by anger, this former police officer was on his way home. The last drop to explode was what he saw in his driveway. As a police officer, he saw a lot and showed patience when required. However, he had sufficient respect for his neighbor, and he would do something about it. And so he said between his teeth: “This is war.”

Going Too Far

Going Too Far

The Officer Of The Law

We are about to tell you about David Ellis, who lives within a closed community in a small neighborhood. He carried out the law at the Los Angeles Police Department as a former police officer, taking care of narcs and fraud for 40 years. No one better than him to know the law better than the rest of his neighbors. After serving for a long time, he decided it was time to retire during the weekends and take care of his garden.

The Officer Of The Law

The Officer Of The Law

The Last Straw

His garden is like his haven, and he enjoys making it lovely and looking after it. David is regarded as an excellent man, bringing us to the question of what could have happened to enrage him like that? His estate is surrounded by cypress trees that he likes to trim on the weekends during his free time.

The Last Straw

The Last Straw

The Crux Of The Drama

However, he had to give up his passion because of his neighbor’s stunts and could not visit his garden as he wished he could have. The situation between David and his neighbors has long been tense, and their fight theme has actually been going on for generations! As a good person, David tried to be civilized on many occasions, but they did something awful, and David knew he had to do something. The gravel path on his property’s side was the reason for the fight.

The Crux Of The Drama

The Crux Of The Drama

“A Complete Nutjob”

There will be small potholes on the road several times during the year. David always took care to fix them out of goodwill, afraid that someone would get hurt or get into an unfortunate accident. But for some reason, to even be grateful and appreciate what David was doing for the community, his neighbors would be blind. They wanted to replace the entire gravel with asphalt instead.

“A Complete Nutjob”

“A Complete Nutjob”

Passing The Responsibility

David got upset because without contributing, the neighbors wanted him to pay for all the costs! Switching to asphalt might not have been a bad idea, but David was angry and would not pay for everything on his own. Even his own daughter said that his dad and neighbors had been fighting for as long as she could remember!

Passing The Responsibility

Passing The Responsibility

A Gesture Of Goodwill

David was so lovely and so kind that he was the only one on the road to take care of the gravel. It wasn’t part of his estate, so he certainly didn’t have a duty to fix everything on his own, but he did. Nobody offered help. His daughter could not bear all the disputes anymore. His father was profoundly disappointed that no one was grateful for what he had done. Instead, his neighbors were trying to make use of his good character, but he was not going to step forward.

A Gesture Of Goodwill

A Gesture Of Goodwill

Enough Is Enough

David’s neighbors even had the nerve to criticize the work he was doing on the gravel as if it wasn’t enough for them not to help him take care of the gravel that was more to them than to himself. They’re going to complain about his job performance. That gravel was for everyone, but not one of them offered to help. It’s like the idea didn’t somehow cross their minds.

Enough Is Enough

Enough Is Enough

Protecting What Was His

One thing we haven’t mentioned so far, and that’s important to note, is that David gave up a square meter of his own property and added it to the gravel to prevent accidents of any kind and not destroy his land. Everyone wouldn’t do it, but David wanted everyone to be happy and safe. To reach an agreement with his neighbors, he did his best, but that was not enough.

Protecting What Was His

Protecting What Was His

Inspecting The Damage

His efforts to please his neighbors continued, and he also offered them to add 3 more square feet to the gravel. This would make turning around the not so smooth gravel easier for the neighbors. He wanted to show his neighbors that he was really trying to make a compromise, but instead of saying thank you, his neighbors would make it even closer to his property.

Inspecting The Damage

Inspecting The Damage

A Series Of Barrels

He wore his patience and decided to do something until this incident. A truck was delivering wood to one of his neighbors, but he went over his fence as he turned around David’s estate. The damage had to be repaired, naturally, but no one offered to help. David was shocked by the behavior of his neighbor. His daughter Miha said: “We had to replant these plants and place a new metal fence.”

A Series Of Barrels

A Series Of Barrels

Aggression

She continued, “My father told me this was not the first time this happened, but actually the third. I couldn’t believe it when I heard this.”David knew that it was time to stand up after he had finished fixing it. They took it too far and didn’t even apologize. After inspecting the damage done to the fence, he returned home. He wouldn’t let it go any further. Being generous to his neighbors did not get him anywhere, after all. He would not have allowed them to go unpunished in any way.

Aggression

Aggression

Thinking Up Other Ways

That was the last thing that he needed before he decided to take action. One way or another, David was going to get his vengeance. His strategy included digging up the line separating his estate. When he was putting big barrels around the square meters that he had originally given them, no one seemed to notice or question. But as it was still part of his property, nobody could say anything. The barrels seemed to be made of plastic, of course, but there was something inside them.

Thinking Up Other Ways

Thinking Up Other Ways

Petty Revenge Turning Pro

His neighbors lined up just a few hours later to knock at his door and scream at David angrily. The reason they were so fed up because their cars were damaged when they hit the barrels, and one of them even needed to be repaired! How? Well, actually, the barrels were full of rocks, so it’s only normal for cars to get damaged.

Petty Revenge Turning Pro

Petty Revenge Turning Pro

Cement And Poles

The neighbors were starting to get upset and threatened with even calling the police. And worst of all, one of the neighbors posed a direct personal threat. David didn’t care because he worked alongside the law most of his life, so he knew very well that since it was his property, after all, he did nothing illegal.

Cement And Poles

Cement And Poles

The New Solution

At first, the strategy was brilliant and worked perfectly. However, after a while, David noticed that since the cars were constantly hitting the barrels, they would eventually be destroyed and become mere decorations. David knew that he had to step up his game and think of another option to stop his neighbors from hitting his fence. He still had to give all of them a lesson. And he was about to after the new idea he had.

The New Solution

The New Solution

A Lesson Learned

Like any other night, when one of his neighbors was coming back home, he encountered a very unexpected surprise. He decided to pass right through the middle of David’s land, as most of the others did, but what he did not see was the flowerbed he had just smashed into. He called his insurance company immediately. Why?

A Lesson Learned

A Lesson Learned

Perfectly Legal

David was no longer able to accept the lack of respect his neighbors had for him, so he was thinking of something new, something that would definitely keep them at bay. Miha said on her Reddit profile, “My dad was furious, and he cut some wood to use it as a mold. He bought cement, sand, and metal poles. One peaceful afternoon, my father and I cemented that whole part of the land and placed some lovely flowers on top. So when they hit the concrete, they can smell our flowers of victory/defeat.”

Perfectly Legal

Perfectly Legal

Going Viral

One of the rude neighbors was about to face the ultimate threat to his car, something that would teach him a lesson once and for all. David had secretly placed right under the flowerbed a block of concrete located exactly where the neighbors made the turn. This was the ultimate solution, the one thing that would prevent his property from being destroyed by them. The lesson was soon to be learned.

Going Viral

Going Viral

Other Ideas

Many of his neighbors had damaged their cars thanks to his innovative idea, as they carelessly crossed David’s property as always. Finding another way to turn around the property without cutting in the middle was the only way to prevent their cars from getting further damaged. This was not going to go quietly, however. One of the people affected decided to hire a lawyer and build a case against David.

Other Ideas

Other Ideas

Serious Damage

Some of the neighbors had their cars very badly damaged after hitting the concrete. They had to call their insurance companies, who asked them for evidence in turn. Lucky for David, all he’d been doing was completely legal. It was his property, so he could do whatever he wanted with it. He was not afraid of lawyers or threats.

Serious Damage

Serious Damage

Satisfying Revenge

David’s daughter decided to post the full story on Reddit after the incident and had his revenge. Many people responded positively, commented, and were glad their bad neighbors learned the lesson. One of the users said: “I’m very amused by the logic some people go by, for example, If I intentionally hit your property and it damages my vehicle, it’s still your fault (the owner of the property) for trying to protect your property and not letting me just destroy your property… and you should compensate me for the damage caused by my stupidity.”

Satisfying Revenge

Satisfying Revenge

Realization

Another individual who saw the post said: “They ran over your trees? OHHH, BOY, if they run over any more of your trees, look up your local laws about trees. People have been sued for TONS of money over the destruction of trees because they take so long to grow, so they have a lot of value.” It is fulfilling to see that David got his happy ending after all the hard work and suffering. But do you think that he’s gone too far?

Realization

Realization

More Stories

Immediately, the story went viral, and lots of people wanted to share their thoughts. When they saw that justice had been served and that the neighbors had finally learned their lesson, most of them were happy. And this was also a chance for many of them to share their own similar stories or incidents that they had experienced before. David was grateful to most of the users and for the example he set.

More Stories

More Stories

Different Ways Of Reacting

There are many different ways to deal with conflicts, as mentioned before. Some individuals are more internally inclined and are afraid to speak up to avoid further conflict, so they don’t do anything about it. Others simply decide to move out and forget the bad experience. The basic thing that we are taught should be respected. Respect should be the foundation of any type of human relationship, and there is nothing without it.

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Different Ways Of Reacting

David’s Story

We also have the kind of people who don’t give up and want to fight for what they believe to be fair and right. David’s story is clear as to who is right and who is wrong. We can’t judge his decision without being in his situation first. It must have been frustrating for him to laugh at his neighbors and disrespect his land as they did.

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David’s Story

Some Agree While Some Don’t

Although many readers supported David and decided to share the post and their own stories, some did not take it very well. Most of them were pleased with David’s “revenge,” but a small number wondered if David should be held liable for the damage done to the cars. Let us not forget that David was a loyal servant of the law and that there was nothing he would ever do to go against it.

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Some Agree While Some Don’t

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