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Man Outraged Over Neighbor's House Color, Mows 'A-Hole' Into Lawn

One couple built a purple garage apartment on their property back in 2009, and there went the neighborhood. A lot of neighbors who felt the eyesore devalued their property got into very heated arguments with the couple, but they refused to change their design.

Eventually, the arguments about the odd color wound down, but one neighbor couldn't resist getting in a last word.

Brian Juel of Sequim, Washington could not let it go that his neighbors, Cindy and Brian Zechenelly, put up the purple building. Two dozen neighbors petitioned the city for tax reliefs because they say the values of their homes were being undercut by the ugly color of the building.

There was quite an uproar over it, and the local media covered the battle.

"I call it the purple people-eater," said Juel's daughter, Brianna, about the house in 2009 to The Peninsula Daily News.

Mrs. Zechenelly felt that since Sequim claims to be the lavender-growing capital of the U.S., the color was fitting. Her color palette was inspired by Victorian art and houses.

Juel, whose yard faced the lavender monstrosity, was furious over what he called 'polluted views'. "This has become the focal point of the community," he said. "I know people have every right to build whatever they want. But it affects others."

The arguments finally quieted down, but Juel just couldn't let it go. He decided to let the whole world know about it in a clever, passive-aggressive way.

Juel mowed the lawn on his property, spelling out the word 'A-HOLE', with an arrow pointing at Zechenelly's house. Now, anyone flying over or using Google Earth can see the insulting message.

It is unclear just how long the insult had been there, but it is estimated to have been mowed into the field between 2011 and 2013. Last year, someone spotted it on Google Earth and took a screen shot. The person posted the image on Reddit, and it went viral.

Some news outlets have contacted the Zechenelly family for comment, but they would rather not discuss it. They are aware of it, however.

It's been more than a year since the photo went viral, and it's unclear if Juel is keeping up with his mowing efforts or not. It's possible he's let the artistic expression grow out by now; someone flying over Sequim will have to look down and check. However, the image remains on Google Earth at this point.

Juel is not the only prankster who sought to send a sly message that can only be seen from above. One Donald Trump supporter mowed ‘Trump’ into his lawn. Now that’s a lawn sign to beat all lawn signs.

One man in Milwaukee, Ohio who lives near the airport, decided he wanted to troll weary travelers on planes. He painted the message 'Welcome to Cleveland' on his black tar roof in big white letters.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: BING, pxhere, Google Maps

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