Man shares controversial method of stopping people walking on his lawn

22/10/2021

It's fair to say dads love their lawns as much as they love washing their cars. One dad has taken the care of his lawn to the next level by setting up a movement alarm that sets a sprinkler off when someone walks past.

Thomas Lyons posted footage on Tiktok from his security camera “when people won’t stop cutting across your lawn…”

Since posting the clips, the TikTok video has received over 36.8m views, 7.1m likes, and over 70,000 comments.

The video has sparked a debate as to whether or not it is right to punish strangers in this way for walking on someone’s lawn.

One person wrote: “Girl, let those kids go home a minute faster.”

“Never understood why walking on the lawn is such a bad thing. It’s grass,” another person said.

Someone else added: “It’s just grass. Chill.”

“These are school kids, you could just put a stone path [on the lawn], it’s just grass, kindness means so much more,” a fourth person replied.

On the other hand, one person wrote: “I LOVE this level of pettiness. It’s your lawn so do as you wish.”

“I don’t understand. I was raised never to walk in someone’s yard, especially strangers,” another person said.

So, next time you’re thinking of taking a shortcut, you might want to weigh up whether it’s worth being caught in a sprinkler shower.

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