A “Pisces” homeowner has been slammed for his bizarre method of stopping people walking into his front garden.
The unfortunate trespassers were dealt a blow when an automatic sprinkler drenched them as they took a short cut and entered Thomas Lyon’s lawn.
This is how Thomas filmed his prank on Tiktok @tgunz81 And in a follow-up video, he revealed that there’s also an alarm that sounds at the same time the sprinkler goes off, warning people not to set foot on his grass.
Thomas’s first video has garnered nearly 40 million views, while the latter two clips combined have garnered 3.6 million views.
And the unique method of keeping trespassers off their grass has divided opinion among commentators—some branding them “minor,” and others saying they have every right to use their assets.
One person wrote: “You are all crazy for no reason. This is his courtyard. Walking on it can kill the grass and there are sidewalks for a reason. “
While another disagreed, saying: “Cutting the grass has saved me several times just from missing out. People bite because it’s always fast and even 30 seconds can make a difference. “
A third posted: “I love this level of meanness. It’s your lawn, so do as you please.”
And someone else said: “Just the kids are walking home from school.”
Other commentators were simply dismayed at how “rude” the people walking on their grass were, with many saying they were brought in to respect other people’s property.
Someone said: “I don’t understand. I was raised not to walk into anyone’s yard, especially a stranger. “
And another wrote: “I’ve always felt it was disrespectful to walk on people’s grass.”
While another commented: “I was raised to never walk on people’s lawns. How are these kids doing this recklessly?”