‘I towed obese neighbour’s car when she parked on my drive – now locals hate me’

A man took action against a “disabled” neighbour who kept parking on his drive.

The third time she left her car on his property, he decided to get it towed.

While this solved the problem, he’s been getting dirty looks from neighbours who think he has been out of order.

So the bewildered bloke took to Reddit to ask if he was in the wrong about the situation.

He wrote: “Am I the a***hole for not allowing my ‘disabled’ neighbour to park in my driveway and getting her car towed, despite the previous owner allowing it?

"Just to be clear I put disabled in quotation marks because the lady in question is just really really overweight and I am not sure if that counts as disabled."

The man, who recently arrived in the area, explained: “I was surprised to see a large SUV parked in my driveway when I moved in.

“I ended up having to knock on several doors asking who's car it was because the movers could not stand still on the busy road too long.

“I figured out it was the neighbour’s car so after a good 10 minutes of knocking an extremely angry enormous lady opened the door.

“I told her to move the car and she immediately started arguing that the neighbour said it was fine, I told her he moved out, I moved in and no it is not fine and to move it because the movers need to unload my stuff.

“She begrudgingly did, I ended up seeing her walking back half an hour later completely wet with sweat.”

The post continues: “Now a few days later I went back to work and lo and behold, the SUV is parked in my driveway again.

“I go over there again, spend 20 minutes knocking on the door before this lady opens the door, again, visibly angry.

“I tell her to move her car, my driveway is not public parking.

“She protests saying her ankles can't take walking the distance and claims I can easily walk, I tell her that while that might be true, it's my goddamn driveway and I want to park there myself.

“Again she moves her car, again I spot her half an hour later drenched in sweat making her way home.”

The third time he was obstructed by his neighbour’s partner, the resident took action.

He added: “Well it happened again a week ago and this time she would not open her door, I got tired of it and had her SUV towed.

“She of course came to my house to scream at me, I told her to get the hell of off my property.

“A few days later I had a small fence installed with a lock on it to make sure it did not happen again.

“I have since been getting dirty looks from her and one other neighbour and when I told my mum she told me I should be nicer to people.

“I do feel sort of bad too, she clearly struggles with the walk after all.”

When Redditors were asked for their opinion, many reassured the man.

One said: “Not the a***hole – plain and simple. She should get a handicapped spot designated for her if it really is that much of an issue.”

And another agreed: “You bought a house with a driveway. It's yours. If she's truly disabled, she can contact the city to have them designate a handicap parking spot.

“If she had handicap tags, she can use that. Otherwise, she's trespassing.”

While the majority of commenters were on the poster’s side, others thought he was being harsh to assume the woman didn’t have a disability because she was overweight.

So what do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.

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