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His Home Security System Was Meant To Keep Intruders Out, But Instead It Caught His Neighbors Outrageous Behavior on Camera.

In a complex tug of war over property boundaries and respect, the original poster (OP) finds themselves caught in a spiral of unending conflicts with their newly-acquired home’s neighboring tenants. When the audacity of these neighbors escalates to blatant trespassing and property destruction, OP takes matters into their own hands, leading to a shocking showdown.

Unsettling Discoveries

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OP recently bought a house that had been vacant for some months. When OP’s contractor called asking about cars in the driveway, OP was taken aback. After driving to the site, they discovered their new neighbors had taken the liberty of using their driveway for parking.

A Pact of Convenience

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Confronting the neighbors, OP was told that the previous owners had allowed them to park in the driveway. To foster good relations, OP agreed to let the neighbors park until they officially moved in, under the condition that cars were moved by 6 AM daily.

Broken Promises

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One day, upon arriving at the house, OP was met with the sight of four cars blocking their driveway. Despite the neighbors’ initial compliance, they began neglecting their agreement, leading to a frustrating back-and-forth about car removal.

The Tow Truck Standoff

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Fed up with the inconvenience, OP finally resorted to calling a tow company to clear their driveway. The arrival of tow trucks sparked a frantic reaction from the neighbors, resulting in hefty fees to prevent their cars from being towed.

Establishing Boundaries

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To prevent further inconvenience, OP decided to install a gate across their driveway, making their intentions clear to the neighbors. Despite this, the neighbors continued to park in the driveway until threatened with tow trucks again, leading to a confrontation with the neighbor’s husband.

Unwanted Pool Guests

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Soon after, OP noticed signs of unauthorized use of their pool but initially brushed it off. However, after a moving day, they returned home to find the neighbors and their kids casually using the pool, leading to a shocking revelation.

The Hidden Fence Panel

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In the ensuing chaos, the children ran to a corner of the fence and walked right through – the neighbors had been secretly removing and reinstalling a fence panel. The discovery of this violation of privacy led to another call to the police.

Legal Consequences

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In the aftermath, the father was arrested for trespassing, destruction of private property, and an outstanding warrant, with his older son also arrested for an existing warrant. The ordeal resulted in significant damage to the fence, and a subsequent small claims court ruling awarded OP the cost of repairs.

The Parking Payback

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In the early morning, OP found the neighbors’ cars illegally parked on the street and decided to report them. The cars were gone by the time OP left, and a “For Rent” sign had appeared in the neighbor’s yard.

A Security Upgrade

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After these incidents, OP decided to install a comprehensive security system, including multiple cameras and additional fencing around the pool. This measure was aimed at preventing further trespassing and ensuring the safety of OP’s family and pets.

Evicted and Exposed

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OP later met with the owner of the neighboring house and learned the neighbors were renters, evicted for non-payment of rent, likely linked to their incurred charges and lack of income due to the father’s incarceration. The wife subsequently apologized and admitted to having used the pool without permission.

Fence Restoration

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OP, having construction experience, personally handled the repair and restoration of the fence. Despite the significant court-awarded compensation, the material and labor cost OP incurred was lower due to their access to materials and skilled labor through their job.

A Peaceful Resolution

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Finally, in the quiet aftermath of the neighbors’ eviction, OP could now enjoy their new home undisturbed. With a newly fortified fence, a comprehensive security system, and a driveway gate, the home was once again a private haven, offering a long-desired sense of security and peace.

Was The Man’s Behavior Appropriate?

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The readers in the forum had a lot of mixed views on the matter. Here are some of their responses:

Forum Responded

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One reader said, “The driveway is one thing, and still annoying and wrong of them. But to come into your yard and use your furniture and pool? What made them think that was okay?”

Another Commenter Thinks

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Another responder wrote: “How ridiculous. The level of entitlement some people have is astounding in all the worst ways.”

A Third View on The Story

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A different person states, “You dodged the worst neighbors ever.”

A Final Perspective on the Matter

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Another viewpoint on the story: “No surprise that these people had outstanding warrants. Good riddance to the troublemakers. Be very careful for a while. They will likely try to seek some type of revenge. People like this think the world owes them. Park in your garage and keep things locked down as much as possible.”

What Do You Think?

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What are your thoughts on their actions?

What would you have done in this situation?

This story is inspired by a Reddit thread.

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