A man has been criticized for a trick he uses to keep his lawn untouched after sharing the ‘mean’ method on social media.
A “mean” homeowner has been criticized for his bizarre method of preventing people from walking through his front yard.
Unlucky intruders were startled when an automatic sprinkler soaked them as they took a shortcut and stomped across Thomas Lyons’ lawn.
Thomas filmed his jokes on TikTok as @tgunz81 and in a follow-up video revealed that an alarm also goes off while the sprinkler goes off, warning people not to set foot on his grass.
Thomas’ first video has been viewed nearly 40 million times, while two subsequent clips have been viewed 3.6 million times.
And the unique method of keeping intruders off his turf has divided opinion among commentators – some calling him “mean,” and others saying he has every right to use his property as he pleases.
One person wrote: “You are all crazy for no reason. This is their garden. Walking on it can kill the grass and there are sidewalks for a reason.”
Another disagreed, saying: “By crossing the grass, I made sure I didn’t miss the bus very often. People cut because it’s always faster and even 30 seconds can make a difference.”
A third posted: “I like this level of pettiness. It’s your lawn, so do whatever you want.”
And someone else said, “It’s just kids walking home from school.”
Other commenters were simply flabbergasted at how “rude” the people who walked on his grass were, with many claiming they were raised to respect other people’s property.
Someone said, ‘I don’t understand. I was raised never to walk in anyone’s garden, especially a stranger’s.”
And a second wrote, “I’ve always felt it was disrespectful to walk on people’s grass.”
While another commented: “I was raised never to walk on people’s lawns. How do these kids just casually do that?”
This article was originally published by The Sun and is reproduced with permission.