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Karen calls cops on dude's leaky tire, he exposes her dirty fountain: 'She didn't even live on my [...] street'

Everyone has a dirty little secret hiding somewhere on their property—sometimes it's that project car that hasn't moved for months (and that probably will never be finished), and sometimes it's your neglected fountain in your backyard that has become less of an aesthetic water feature and more of a mosquito breeding ground. And it's only natural to be vaguely annoyed by these oversights on the part of your neighbors, as—when you're locked eternally into a plot of land in (relatively) close prox…
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New neighbor sues over encroaching fence, farmer puts a pig pen right next to their "shiny new" home: 'My eyes would start watering it smelled so bad'

Being cautious and conscientious about where you're buying property is extremely important. Ensuring that you're aware of any zoning, environmental hazards, or other possible issues ensures that you're going to not only make a good investment but enjoy a peaceable existence in your new home as well. Future-proofing is important too. Of course, you can't control all eventualities, but the last thing you want to do is get caught out, unaware that you were buying next to a plot of land that could…
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Resident hides neighbor’s trash can to prevent sanitation workers from having to empty it as 'punishment' for taking out the trash after hours, neighborly dispute ensues

Resident hides neighbor’s trash can to prevent sanitation workers from having to empty it as 'punishment' for taking out the trash after hours, neighborly dispute ensues

A neighborly dispute might develop into a vicious rivalry or just harmless fun. Whatever the situation, though, nobody can deny that it makes for a fantastic story in the end. The story that follows is an account of a frustrated neighbor. The Original Poster (OP) relays the time that his neighbor unintentionally sparked a neighborhood conflict over a trash can. In other words, the neighbors, who served as the community's ‘garbage police’, decided when every single resident of the street had to…
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'I turned his yard into a swamp': Veggie gardener gets even with his lawn-loving neighbor, 'Grumpy Greg', taking drastic action when a neighborhood scuffle goes nuclear

You reap what you sow in life– and that's never more true than when we're literally talking about gardening.
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‘Dude, I know it's you…’: Man confronts neighbor who attempted to steal his TV, neighborly dispute ensues

‘Dude, I know it's you…’: Man confronts neighbor who attempted to steal his TV, neighborly dispute ensues

When buying a house, one of the most crucial things to think about is the neighbors. Depending on the quality of your neighbors, your tenor may be enjoyable at best or excruciating at worst. The story that follows describes an account of a disgruntled individual who found out that his elderly neighbor had stolen his television. The Original Poster (OP) was looking forward to receiving an extravagant, brand-new television that he had ordered. But when OP received a response from the seller confi…
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‘She thought she could get away with it’: Resident steals yard decoration from neighbors, claiming ‘finders keepers’, they report her

Stories like these make it completely understandable why some people decide to move away and live in the middle of nowhere, with no one else nearby. This is the perfect example of how impossible neighbors can be, which sheds light on the reality of having to deal with some really crazy people right outside your doorstep. This Reddit story was told by a resident who saw her two neighbors arguing out on the street. Curious, she went outside to see what the commotion was all about. Apparently, nei…
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'Just taking out the trash...': Man executes cunning plan to get back at neighbor who stole his parking space

'Just taking out the trash...': Man executes cunning plan to get back at neighbor who stole his parking space

A parking space can make or break your day. Because of this, there is no limit to the amount of effort one is ready to put in order to score a decent parking spot. Having said that, how would you react if someone tried to take over your parking spot? Would you fight to reclaim what is rightfully yours, or would you just accept defeat? The next story tells the tale of a displeased man who has had his parking space snatched away. For more than a year, the Original Poster (OP) has been parked in t…
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‘He wouldn’t let anyone near it' Resident objects to the removal of hazardous tree, hugging it in attempt to prevent machinery from cutting it down

‘He wouldn’t let anyone near it': Resident objects to the removal of hazardous tree, hugging it in attempt to prevent machinery from cutting it down

There are a lot of scenarios in movies and TV shows in which a person is opposed to the removal of some kind of landmark, like an old tree or a historical building, and to stop the destruction of it, they do something extreme. Something like tying themselves to said landmark, or organizing a protest with other people in order to stop its removal. Though it might be a funny moment for television, it is intriguing to know whether this types of situation actually happen in real life. Well, I can g…
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Karen outraged over neighbor's motorcycle, now entire neighborhood has to deal with motorcyclist's petty revenge: '[He] revs his engine for a few minutes, then speeds away in the most obnoxious way possible'

A Karen neighbor got into a feud with her neighbor who owned a motorcycle. According to the Original Poster (OP), who is a fellow neighbor and an observer of this feud, the whole neighborhood is fed up with Karen's behavior. Karen is well-known in the neighborhood for always complaining, as Karen's do, but this time she went too far. She was so upset over her neighbor's motorcycle, who, according to the OP, is pretty respectful with it, that she tried to run him down in the neighborhood. Now, t…
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Update: Neighbors feud over 4cm of property: 'I'm going to make him replace his whole fence'

“We're talking 4cm [of property]," this neighbor explained, but the guy next door doesn't really care. Neighborhood feuds can be long-lasting affairs. This person knows that all too well, as they explained in two posts to r/pettyrevenge. A lot of their dispute stems from the fact that u/Sospuff's neighbor has an intimidating dog. You can tell these two have a long-standing beef because the neighbor trained his dog to bark at the OP's children! Now, when the kiddos head out to the yard to play,…
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Karen calls neighbor's boss to try to get him fired, falsely accuses him of theft: 'It was so embarrassing'

Karen calls neighbor's boss to try to get him fired, falsely accuses him of theft: 'It was so embarrassing'

This woman was really grasping at straws here! She refused to be ignored despite the fact that both parties knew she was in the wrong. First, her neighbor asked her to quiet down during a Halloween party when she and her guests were also crossing their property line. This was a decent and fair request. Then, she got defensive and accused the neighbor of trying to get back at her by messing with her packages. She even went so far as to call this guy's boss to try to get him in trouble. Of course…
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'Mind [your] own business': Neighbor refuses to heed warning about getting the proper permits, pays dearly for his arrogance

Generally, when someone is willing to lend their advice to help you with a problem it's best to listen. Still, no one likes unsolicited advice and that's an important thing to remember when you consider offering it—regardless of whether or not someone is in dire need of hearing it. Those who have elected to proceed without the proper knowledge and precautions are most likely to be the least receptive to listening to other people. Then, if they decide to arrogantly proceed with something that is…
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'Is this a joke?': Neighbor demands to buy elderly woman's driveway for $1, she refuses and builds a fence between them instead

'Is this a joke?': Neighbor demands to buy elderly woman's driveway for $1, she refuses and builds a fence between them instead

It has gotten to a point where it is extremely common to hear about neighborhood drama, and about entitled neighbors who think they own everything around them. Some stories are more dramatic than others, but everyone has probably dealt with a demanding neighbor at some point in their lives. That being said, there is one line that a neighbor should never ever cross, and that is taking advantage of elderly people. Like the person in this Reddit post. This man asked his elderly neighbor if he coul…
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'He had it coming': Resident gets car towed from neighbor's driveway after parking it there for days, resulting in $3000 fines

'He had it coming': Resident gets car towed from neighbor's driveway after parking it there for days, resulting in $3000 fines

What does one should do when a strange car all of a sudden gets parked in one's private parking? Should they look for the car's owner and get them to move it? Should they hold tight and see if the owner will simply move their car on their own? Or should they get the car towed right then and there and let the owner deal with the rest? The Redditor who wrote this petty revenge story tried a few of the ways listed above when their neighbor decided to park their car in the Redditor's driveway. OP (…
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'Neighbor said it wasn't any of the city's business what he did to his yard': Entitled homeowner faces heavy fines for outrageous landscaping despite neighbors warnings

This entitled neighbor had some extreme plans for his landscaping, which included removing massive trees, constructing a 10-foot fence, and leveling the ground extensively. However, his actions did not sit well with his neighbors, the HOA, or even city officials. Despite receiving multiple warnings from his well-meaning next-door neighbors, he refused to consider their advice, believing that his entitlement gave him the right to do as he pleased. Little did he know that his next-door neighbor...
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‘You don’t own this street': Demanding neighbors claim ownership of neighborhood parking, man parks a broken-down car in front of their house for 6 months straight as payback

‘You don’t own this street': Demanding neighbors claim ownership of neighborhood parking, man parks a broken-down car in front of their house for 6 months straight as payback

Living in an area with little to no parking spaces can get extremely frustrating very fast. Having to wander around the street for 15 minutes after work just to find a parking space, which is usually at least another five-minute walk back to your home, is a routine none of us want to go through. That obviously leads to people sometimes parking in front of other people's houses, simply because that is the only free space they managed to find. Now, I get that this could be annoying for the people…
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