I was so fed up with my neighbors parking in front of my driveway that I had their cars towed

An angry woman has revealed how she towed away her neighbors’ cars after asking them to stop blocking her driveway.

The woman explained her neighbors are a large family who together own five to six cars – and regularly had them parked across from her driveway.

After a fight, a woman tows away the neighbors' cars


After a fight, a woman tows away the neighbors’ carsPhoto credit: Getty

She repeatedly urged the family to move their cars, and when they didn’t notice, she wrote to her landlord to explain the situation.

She shared her story in a Reddit thread, in which she said: “I went to their house and knocked on the door several times and asked them not to park right behind us or anyone. They didn’t listen.

“At one point I even got into an altercation with one of them because we were trying to walk and they weren’t moving.”

The email to their landlord seemed to stop the family from blocking people’s driveways, but instead they parked on the driveway that runs between the houses.

Eventually, the woman decided she needed to take legal action after they blocked the road again during a party a few weeks ago.

She explained: “I emailed the owner again and left him a message basically saying next time they will be towed.

“So this morning they were parked back there and I finally called the tow truck. I could hear and see them very frustrated because they had to go somewhere, but I feel like I’ve warned them enough times that it’s warranted at this point.

“I’d rather never have anyone towed away, but they don’t seem to care about the neighborhood.”

This isn’t the first time a frustrated resident has towed a neighbor’s car. We previously shared the story of a man who took action after his driveway was used without permission.


What rights do you have if someone repeatedly blocks the access with their vehicle?

  • Always try to approach your neighbors calmly first.
  • You can leave a message if you can’t speak to them directly.
  • If a neighbor is parked in your driveway and that is part of your property, it is technically trespassing.
  • It is considered a criminal offense but there is no criminal law preventing someone from parking in your driveway.
  • Do not attempt to move the vehicle yourself as you will be responsible for any damage and you will have to pay for any repairs
  • The courts have jurisdiction to remove a car from the driveway for you if you choose to bring a civil trespassing action. I was so fed up with my neighbors parking in front of my driveway that I had their cars towed

Chris Barrese

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