A Florida man returned home to the shocking discovery that his neighbor had cemented a line of cinder blocks down the middle of his driveway.
Oliver Lynch, 79, said the unidentified new neighbor, who is building a home on the vacant lot next door, is responsible for sectioning off his driveway claiming half of it was on his property.
‘I have a little fight left in me, and I hate to see somebody bulldoze over me,’ Lynch told WFTV.
A man who has been living in the same Osceola County, Florida home for 25 years said he returned home to discover a line of cinder blocks cemented into his now-divided driveway without warning.
Oliver Lynch (above), 79, said the unidentified new neighbor, who is building a home on the vacant lot next door, claimed half of the driveway was on his property.
The homeowner is shocked he will have to resort to seeking legal action to rectify the situation.
Mr. Lynch, who has been living in the same Osceola County home for 25 years, said he found the cinder blocks lining his driveway without warning one day.
He is also shocked he will now have resort to seeking legal action to rectify the situation, according to WFTV.
An Osceola County spokesman agreed with records showing that two 12-foot driveways are allowed side-by-side on the property but advised Mr. Lynch and his neighbor to have a surveyor come in or settle the dispute in court (above the vacant lot where the neighbor is building a new home)
Mr. Lynch said he plans to reach out to Osceola County officials again to see if they can help bring forward a solution.
The homeowner said he previously spoke to the neighbor, but that he is not backing down on the issue.
‘He said he was a minister or something like that. (A) God-fearing man. But I don’t think that’s very Christian-like,’ Lynch said.
As he is unsure of what his neighbor plans to do with the few extra yards of concrete, he plans to reach out to county officials again to help bring forward a solution.
‘I just hate to be bullied,’ he said.
That’s when he contacted his local news station a second time to even better results. Faced with so much public scrutiny, the neighbor caved: he agreed to give Lynch his land back.
The two spoke in private and decided to put their past behind them. This was music to Lynch’s ears.
The neighbor even told Lynch that this was all a big misunderstanding. He claimed that he didn’t know this bothered Lynch – which seems like a bold faced lie, but Lynch accepted it if it meant getting his driveway back.
Despite their physical divide, Lynch and his neighbor have moved on from their past quarrel. Lynch still does not know what provoked the conflict but is glad the hatchet is buried.
What would you have done in this situation?