A man has claimed in a now-viral post that he had his neighbour’s car towed after it blocked his fiancée’s car in their driveway.

Posting on Reddit’s “Am I the asshole” (AITA) forum under the username u/losthercar, the man explained that his neighbor frequently parks in their driveway, which he and his fiancée repeatedly asked him not to. The post received over 8,700 upvotes and over 500 comments from Redditors who backed the man for having his neighbor’s car towed “incredibly authoritative”.

At the beginning of his post, the man explained that he and his fiancée had moved into their house a few months ago.

“The first week we noticed a car parked right on our driveway which obviously didn’t belong. When we came out the lady who lived next door asked if everything was ok. Her house is just around the corner and there is no driveway,” he wrote.

A man has claimed in a now-viral post that he had his neighbor’s car towed because he had one of his cars stuck in the driveway. Many commentators backed the man who questioned whether he was wrong to involve law enforcement.
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“She said the last owner was ok with letting her park there, so she hoped we wouldn’t mind. Our driveway is big enough for two cars, so we said, for now, I was fine,” the man continued.

After their son was born, however, they bought a second car and told their neighbor she could no longer park in their driveway, a directive she repeatedly ignored.

“Once she was parked behind me as I was leaving early in the morning so I had to knock on her door at 6am… I reminded her that she couldn’t park there anymore, so we thought she got the message,” he recalled.

Unfortunately, she didn’t.

“My fiancée had to take our son to his 4 month old appointment, but the lady’s fucking car was parked right behind her so she had no way of getting out of the driveway. She told me that the neighbor wasn’t answering the door,” he said. mentioned.

His fiancée eventually missed the date, so the man called the cops, who had the neighbor’s car towed away. Now the couple get “glares” from their neighbor every time they leave the house.

According to Legal Beagle, “stepping into another person’s driveway without permission could be an act of trespassing.”

Trespassing can be applied when the owner makes it very clear that neither people nor their vehicles are welcome in the owner’s driveway without [his or] his explicit permission,” the site explained.

To protect against trespassing, Legal Beagle said owners can erect signs or build fences. Of course, an owner can also explicitly tell someone that they have to leave. However, in the event that a person or their vehicle remains on private property after being ordered to leave, Legal Beagle advised owners to call local law enforcement, who have “the authority to issue a violation of the vehicle and to tow it”.

Although u/losthercar and his fiancee repeatedly told their neighbor that she was not allowed to park in their driveway, he feared he had been wrong to involve law enforcement. But Redditors assured the man he was well within his rights, arguing that his neighbor had plenty of opportunities to find a different parking spot.

“NTA [not the a**hole]. You asked nicely, she ignored you. You knocked on her door several times, not so kindly, and she ignored that you didn’t want her to park there. The next logical step was to have the car towed because it wasn’t getting the message,” u/drtennis13 wrote.

“In my opinion, you gave her too many chances. None of this was your fault, you were 100% clear with her from the start. Your neighbor has a seriously biased way of rationalizing this. Don’t let it rubs off on you.” said u/Total-Being-4278.

“NTA. If it keeps parking there, have it towed every time. It’s the only thing that will deter someone so crazily authorized. You’ve been, if anything, too generous,” a added u/Temporary_Badger.

Newsweek contacted u/losthercar for comment.

Turns out u/losthercar isn’t the first person to take their neighborhood fights to Reddit. In February, someone took to the forum to share a photo of a threatening note his neighbor had received from someone else in the neighborhood.

In March, a person went viral for sharing a photo of his neighbour’s bizarre parking lot job. That same month, another woman went viral for sharing that her neighbor threatened to call the cops after her 4am jogs.