Man Backed for Getting Neighbor's Car Towed for Blocking in Driveway

A man has claimed in a now-viral post that he had his neighbor's car towed after she blocked his fiancée's car in their driveway.

Posting in Reddit's "Am I The A**hole" (AITA) forum under the username u/losthercar, the man explained that his neighbor frequently parks on their driveway, something he and his fiancée have repeatedly asked her not to do. The post has received more than 8,700 upvotes and over 500 comments from Redditors who backed the man for having his "insanely entitled" neighbor's car towed.

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

"The first week we noticed a car parked right on our driveway which obviously didn't belong. When we went outside the lady who lived next door asked if this was okay. Her house is right at the corner of the street and there's no driveway," he wrote.

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A man has claimed in a now-viral post that he had his neighbor’s car towed because for blocking one of his cars in the driveway. Many commenters supported the man who was wondering if he was wrong to get law enforcement involved. ThamKC/istock

"She said the last owner was fine 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, it was okay," the man continued.

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

"Once she was parked behind me when I was leaving early in the morning so I had to go banging on her door at 6 am...I reminded her she can't park there again so we thought she got the message," he recalled.

Unfortunately, she didn't.

"My fiancée had to take our son to his 4 month appointment but the lady's damn car was parked right behind her so there was no way for her to pull out the driveway. She told me the neighbor wasn't answering the door," he said.

His fiancée ultimately missed the appointment, so the man called the cops, who had the neighbor's car towed. Now, the couple receives "glares" from their neighbor every time they leave the house.

According to Legal Beagle, "intruding on another person's driveway without permission could be an act of trespass."

"Trespassing can be enforced when the homeowner makes it abundantly clear that neither people nor their vehicles are welcome on the homeowner's driveway without [his or] her explicit permission," the site explained.

To protect against trespassing, Legal Beagle said homeowners can erect signage or construct fencing. Of course, a homeowner can also explicitly tell someone they need to leave. In the event a person or their vehicle remains on private property after being ordered to leave, however, Legal Beagle advised homeowners to call local law enforcement, who has "the power to ticket the vehicle and tow it away."

Though u/losthercar and his fiancée repeatedly told their neighbor she wasn't allowed to park on their driveway, he worried that he'd been wrong to get law enforcement involved. But Redditors assured the man that 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 pounded on her door on repeated occasions not so nicely, and she ignored that you didn't want her parking there. The next logical step was to get the car towed because she wasn't getting the message," wrote u/drtennis13.

"In my opinion, you gave her too many chances. None of this was your fault, you were 100 percent clear with her from the beginning. Your neighbor has some seriously skewed way of rationalizing this. Don't let it rub off on you," said u/Total-Being-4278.

"NTA. If she continues to park there, have her towed every.single.time. That's the only thing that will deter a person this insanely entitled. You've been, if anything, overly generous," added u/Temporary_Badger.

Newsweek reached out to u/losthercar for comment.

As it turns out, u/losthercar isn't the first person to recount their neighborly disputes for Reddit. In February, someone took to the forum to share a picture of a threatening note their neighbor received from someone else in the neighborhood.

In March, a person went viral for sharing a picture of their neighbor's bizarre parking job. That same month, another woman went viral for sharing that her neighbor threatened to call the cops on her over her 4 a.m. jogs.