Going Too Far
This man was angry as he marched upon the driveway! And what made him that way? Well, he is a police officer, and as a policeman, he’s seen far more than the average person might have experienced in their lives. He had been through a lot. One morning, he noticed something that made him snap immediately while he is on his daily stroll …and it was because of his neighbors. He was furious, but he tried his best not to explode. His neighbors didn’t even know what was going on when he whispered, “This is war.”
The Officer Of The Law
David Ellis owns a house in a tiny, but a still private area. He has been an outstandingly committed police officer at the Los Angeles Police Department for the last 40 years. Yet now that he’s in his prime years, he’s spending more of his days with his gardening equipment, rather than chasing down criminals. David’s newfound love is Gardening, but this accident that happened will rock David to his 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
David took pride in taking care of his beautiful garden almost every weekend. His most recent work was to build a fence around his property. He enjoyed it so much since it helped to relax his mind as well. Even so, things didn’t go as usual on this particular day simply because his brazen neighbor was the one who ruined his wonderful pastime. But what is super bizarre is that David and his neighbors were, in fact, distantly related, but they didn’t have the closest bond. It’s been going on for a couple of years, David tried to be as compassionate as he could be, but he couldn’t bear it any longer …
The Crux Of The Drama
Let’s see, the gravel road that circles David’s estate seemed to be the product of constant madness. He decided to take action and fix the potholes that had mysteriously appeared overnight, as he had been doing for several years. As a respectable neighbor, that David is, he wouldn’t want to offend someone with something he does. Yet his neighbor didn’t act the same way he did.
“A Complete Nutjob”
“Everybody here is a complete nutjob.” David’s daughter explained. She couldn’t recall a time when her father and her neighbors weren’t getting any conflict with each other. She would often make a plea with her father to think of a way to bring an end to all their unnecessary incidents. And instead of being grateful to David for his good acts of service, his neighbors did nothing but take full advantage of this unfortunate man.
Passing The Responsibility
They say that David is entirely liable and should make sure that the gravel road is constructed correctly, according to David’s neighbors. Which seems reasonable, doesn’t it? But everybody in the estate uses this particular road, so why is it just for David to lay the money out? Being the man David is, he didn’t utter a word, but instead, he came up with a plan of his own.
A Gesture Of Goodwill
David did his utmost to keep his neighbors satisfied. Therefore he decided to build a 3-square-foot plot on his property so that the drivers could easily make their way around the gravel path. But that wasn’t good enough for the mean people who live on the estate. They can’t appreciate the act of kindness, but the worst has just begun.
Enough Is Enough
He looked at it in shock, as soon as David had given a corner to his property, so many drivers drifted too close to his estate. It was a truck driver, this particular day, who drew the line. David’s patience has been tested for so long. A truckload of wood was brought to their home by one of his neighbors, but when the truck driver was about to make the turn, he made a super-wide turn and crashed right into David’s fence. There was a need to compensate for the damage, except that nobody wanted to take responsibility for the impact. And that is why David has been so mad.
Protecting What Was His
Miha, the daughter of David, 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 the third. I was in total shock when I heard what happened.” David vowed after the cops had replaced the metal barrier, to defend what was rightfully his — no matter what it might entail. Now that the neighbors have taken things too far.
Inspecting The Damage
Having assessed the damage done to his fence, David marched back into his home. He was furious. He just wasn’t able to handle it anymore, so this needed to end immediately. He was nothing more than kind and considerate even when all his neighbors did walk all over him. There was some anger stirred inside David about the entire thing. But he knew he was going to get his justice soon.
A Series Of Barrels
When he put barrels around his house, none of David’s neighbors voiced their opinions. But then again, it was the property of David. He possessed the land, which means he could do whatever his heart desired. But the truth was that what David put inside the barrels was not quite what his neighbors were thinking. Regardless of looking like normal plastic barrels, his neighbors would soon discover that they were something else.
Later on, David was woken up by a sudden knock at his door. His neighbor became upset with the damage done to his vehicle after striking one of the barrels on David’s lawn perimeter. What was inside the barrels? Well, they were filled with heavy rocks. But that wasn’t anything. The scheme of things had only just started. When David opened the door, his neighbor began threatening him and telling him to take care of every move he had made. As a police officer, David knew the law, so he wasn’t too concerned. He replied, “I will keep the barrels there as it is my property after all.”
Thinking Up Other Ways
And though David created a barrier, he was already seeing the barrels being damaged by cars passing by. The barrels began to break in the end and afterward didn’t serve their purpose. So David thought of another plan to keep his property safe from the inconsiderate drivers. The only thing he could think of was to build a foundation that would give the people just what they deserved.
Petty Revenge Turning Pro
One night, when the first neighbor came home, he had the greatest shock of his life. Since he knew that David had always been irritated by the other drivers who had driven around his estate, he purposely sped around the corner without caring about what he was damaging. All in all, David’s excellent strategy was successful!
Cement And Poles
Miha, David’s daughter, wrote on the Reddit thread /ProRevenge, “My dad was so angry.” She continued, “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 irresponsible driver discovered the hard way that David’s new strategy was very damaging. David had managed to conceal a small concrete slab at the very spot where all the people would drive through the beautiful flower bed. In the end, David was successful! His neighbors were no longer able to destroy his property. Although it took some time for these disrespectful neighbors to realize their mistakes, the problem has been resolved.
A Lesson Learned
Up to this point, five of the police officers’ neighbors had damaged their vehicles while attempting to cut the corner. The idea that David had constructed was completely legal, making it impossible for them to complain. They all soon learned to drive on the road, and not over the lawn of David. Even so, things continued with one of the troublesome neighbors who went ahead and put matters into their own hands. He also sent the lawyers out to investigate further.
Though other neighbors had suffered some serious damage to their cars, David was also able to prove that what he had done was entirely legal. Of course, before David went through with his plan, he had made sure that there would never be any concerns for the court 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 who read were thrilled to the max.
One of the more skeptical users posted a comment, “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 destroy your property. You should compensate me for the damage caused by my stupidity.” Wow, what do you think?
Another person said, “They ran over your trees? OHHH BOY.” They continued, “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 of what David did? Did he overstep the line?