June 17, 2024 at 2:38 am

Nosy Neighbor Told A Kind Grandpa To Mind His Business, So Gramps Gets Revenge By Getting His Yard Slashed And Car Towed

by Sarrah Murtaza

Source: Reddit/Maliciouscompliance/pexels/Mehmet Turgut Kirkgoz

Karma is the funniest thing and it works in marvelous ways! Be aware!

This guy shares a story of his grandfather’s neighbor who faces a hefty fine because he asked his grandfather to mind his own business.

Check out what happened.

Neighbor tells Gramps he should “mind his own d*** business”. That advice costs neighbor most of his yard and a car.

Gramps had just moved into a retirement park with a lot that backed up to county land that was a nature preserve.

His backyard was basically non-existent, but he didn’t mind as he got to look out over the preserve.

However he did marvel at how his next door neighbor’s backyard extended a good 8ft past his, giving neighbor a nice space back there.

Gramps was a good person so he made friends fast..

Gramps tried to be friendly with all his new neighbors, exchanging phone numbers and the like.

One day he noticed the next door neighbor was putting down expensive pavers that extended from his back door all the way to the old fence posts that designated the preserve boundary.

He saw trouble coming in..

Gramps watched the neighbor yank the three rickety fence posts out of the ground and move them back an extra two feet into the preserve before pounding them back in, then started to clear the land, intending to gain himself more area for his pavers.

Gramps used to work for the national park services as a young lad, so he thought he had better warn his neighbor of the consequences of his actions, so he heads out back for a little chat.

The neighbor apparently knew “what he was doing”.

Neighbor is immediately defensive and before Gramps says much, neighbor tells him “you’re new here, I’ve been here 10 years” and to “mind your own d*** business.”

Gramps decides not to press the issue.

Nothing happens that year, but the following year when most of the park emptied out to head north for the summer the county comes by to check on the preserve.

Gramps notices them going back and forth behind his neighbor’s house, the workers are pulling out maps and taking photos and making phone calls and soon more guys show up.

Turns out neighbor has moved the posts several times over the years, and in reality his backyard is supposed to be even smaller than Gramp’s backyard!

Uh oh.. This neighbor seems to be in a lot of trouble..

To make it worse, neighbor put pavers in the back specifically to park both his golf cart AND a cherry red sports car back there for the summer, so the county will have to move them before they can do anything else.

They tape a notice to the front door and leave.

Did the neighbor read the notice?

Gramps goes over to read it, and it states that neighbor was in violation of encroaching onto protected lands, he has 30 days to move his car, tear up the pavers and pay a fine of $11,000 (because of damage to endangered species who inhabit the protected lands, as well as trespassing fees).

Failure to do so within 30 days will result in golf cart & car being towed and impounded, pavers will be dug up and carted off at neighbor’s expense and the fine will increased for every additional day past the deadline.

That’s not the worst part..

30 days comes and goes, so a week after that Gramps has quite the show as first the car and cart were towed, pavers were dug up and hauled off, and the old fence posts and ropes were replaced with metal posts embedded into buried cement bases, connected by steel cables.

Whole process took several weeks to finish, but the preserve looked a lot more legit when they were done.

A few solar cameras were installed so the county could monitor the wildlife (and encroachers) remotely, meanwhile more notices were taped to the front door of neighbor’s house.

And then the revelation!

By November the snowbirds were flooding back into the park, including neighbor.

That was Gramps’ 2nd show of the summer as neighbor reads all the notices, digging down until he reads the first one, then runs out back and starts screaming and cussing up a storm before running back to his car to dig out his cell phone so he can call the county to find out where his car and golf cart were.

Gramps does the right thing then..

Gramps stays indoors to avoid the guy as he is frantically trying to unload his car, turn on his water and electricity, get the ac and the toilets going, and all the while trying to get someone at county to pick up the phone and give him some answers.

He finally gets a live person and proceeds to scream at them while on speakerphone about his car and cart, so the call keeps getting kicked to other people because who wants to help a screamer?

The neighbor got some treatment there!

Basically neighbor is told to come to the county office to get this straightened out.

Three days later neighbor catches Gramps outside and asks if he was here when the county “stole his car and destroyed his backyard”.

And there’s the cherry on top!

Gramps said he was, and neighbor says “well why didn’t you call me when you saw them putting notices on my door? You had my number up north!”

Gramps said he had thought about doing that, but figured neighbor would prefer him to “mind his own d*** business”, so he decided against it.

YIKES! That was some drama for Gramps.

He must’ve loved the free entertainment.

Let’s checkout what commentators on Reddit thought about this story.

This person is surprised the neighbor didn’t accuse Gramps.

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This person misses stories from his own grandpa

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This person knows the neighbor is popular amongst the neighborhood.

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This person is a little confused..

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This person applauds the story!

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Gramps waited patiently and got rewarded!

Sometimes no action is action enough.

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