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4686 clicks; posted to Main » on 30 Nov 2001 at 1:08 PM (16 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-11-30 01:10:25 PM  
$200,000 is chump change to anyone who owns their own rate infested, junk filled yard.
2001-11-30 01:12:09 PM  
errr... rat... not rate...
2001-11-30 01:18:14 PM  
Leave the man alone.

Also, my parents would be thrilled if a neighbor lowered their property value $10,000.

Lower property value = lower property taxes.
2001-11-30 01:18:49 PM  
Reduced his property value ONLY $10k. Nice area
2001-11-30 01:27:09 PM  
Geez, some towns would be richer than Bill Gates if they charged everyone this amount of a fine that has junk spread all over the place.
2001-11-30 01:27:52 PM  
Heh...Beverly Hills 9021..3!
2001-11-30 01:27:59 PM  
where the fark did he get a plane from? AND WHY WOULD HE PAY FOR IT?
2001-11-30 01:37:59 PM  
I hate to admit it, but he kinda rules.

He admits that he's just doing this to screw with the local government. I think that's pretty funny, and since he's doing it in a relatively harmless way, it's humorous to me.

Besides, the novelty of having your own rusting hulk of a plane in your yard is kinda neat.
2001-11-30 01:52:46 PM  
Don't fark with Cliff Yablonski!
2001-11-30 01:56:14 PM  
Damn I hope my about-to-be-evicted, stinky, dirty, junk-collecting neighbor doesn't see this and decide that his filth is a 'cause' now.
2001-11-30 01:57:18 PM  
Maybe he's training for an appearance on Junkyard Wars
2001-11-30 01:59:34 PM  
He should turn into a playground & tetanus learning workshop for the neighborhood kids.
2001-11-30 02:00:13 PM  
...turn IT into...
2001-11-30 02:03:44 PM  
Macgyver, that's what I was wondering? Even if ya knew where a old plane was at, how the hell would you get it to your house?
2001-11-30 02:05:08 PM  
gov't surplus auction probably... that's where all these militia dudes and rocketguys get their parts.
2001-11-30 02:06:39 PM  
There's military airplane graveyards that could probably sell the planes for scrap.
2001-11-30 02:13:05 PM  
What town doesn't have a junk collector? Big deal. We've got a house MADE from trash along with the trash scattered about.
2001-11-30 02:19:22 PM  
Why the heck does he have a P-51D mustang with what looks like a coat of primer on it?

Now only if he could get that glass cockpit, propellers and any other missing parts....

he'd have MORE junk in his junkyard!

I don't remember Sanford and Son having a Me.262 jet sitting around in their lot.
2001-11-30 02:25:08 PM  
I tough shiat to the people who's property value is going down. There is no law that says, "thy house shall be as nice as the house that surround thy home! And then pursue happiness."
2001-11-30 02:41:08 PM  
Well, I guess I am in opposition to the supports of this guy on Fark. I think, whut with rats and all, that it might be a fire hazard. Yep, I am almost sure it would go up in flames. It would be a shame if he didn't get out in time, once it "combusted" on its own.
After all, in order for all of us to live in the same increasingly crowded country, there has to be some level of agreement on what is considered a comfortable and safe environment. His ain't.
Yeah, it would MOST CERTAINLY catch on fire.
I can feel it.
2001-11-30 02:46:13 PM  
Actually, cities can enforce ordinances along those lines. Especially if you can get the harboring of rats in some sort of health code violation. I used to live in a town in Wisconsin that would issue warnings to people who had unpainted houses and if it didn't get painted, they'd issue you the paint and tell you to paint your house or they fined you for the paint and not complying or something. This was finally changed, but it existed for quite a while.
2001-11-30 02:51:05 PM  
well duh, he got a plane b/c once you get such a sweet pair of aviator shades, what else could you do?
2001-11-30 02:52:46 PM  
It must suck when you have nothing better to do than collect junk and piss off the neighbors. I have lived by a person like this and they do it for the attention because they have little else to do in life. Hey dude, go bowling or juggle a chainsaw or something. People like this irritate me because it sucks up resources from cities and neighborhoods.
2001-11-30 02:53:52 PM  
Wow, I finally get to see the founding father of the SBWGA (Skinny Bitter White Guys Association).

This man is in more dire need of a bj than anyone I've ever seen.
2001-11-30 02:57:40 PM  
ummm, Calis you offering him one or something?


crockgobbler ...

2001-11-30 03:26:56 PM  
Fark no! Just stating the obvious. Besides if his yard is any indication of his personal hygiene... *shudder*
2001-11-30 03:37:39 PM  
I think it's great that he's screwing with the city like this. But having rats running around his yard isn't a good thing. I'd hate to live next door to him, I wouldn't be able to let my kids out to play because of the rats. The guy should at least invest in some rat traps/poison/whatever.

A friend of mine has an old truck up on blocks in his BACK yard and the city has been hassling him about it for years now. They say they're going to come and take the truck out of his yard and have it impounded or something. And this is in a crappy neighborhood. I don't see why the city is getting so upset about a truck that's in his back yard.
2001-11-30 03:44:37 PM  
I lived near a guy who had a junk filled yard like this a few years ago. He had rats, snakes, and roaches everywhere and claimed he was having a "perpetual yard sale". Finally the County came in a declared it a Hazardous waste landfill and demanded he get permits and fees paid in 60 days or the property would be condemned. The neighborhood threw a party for the zoning inspectors after that.

The ironic thing was, within that 60 day period, his kid was bitten by a rat determined to be living in the junk. He filed a lawsuit against the county claiming that the County didn't make him clean up his yard fast enough and therefore his kid got bitten. (This junk was in his yard for years.) The judge threw the case out.

Some people are just too stupid to live.
2001-11-30 03:45:25 PM  
Rancher: Speaking of combustion...I think he should add a couple dozen rags soaked in linseed-oil. Then, once they overheated he'd get a nice show of rat-fireballs streaming out of his junkpile. They'd be running around, screaming their whiskers off with tails like tiny candle wicks and their fur spouting bonfires. Sounds like a good show!

[/psychotic imagery]

Seriously, tho. He's got rats fer chrissake! I'd bet the neighbors have kids. Rats have no sense of junkyard/neighbor's yard, they go where they please. Kids and rats do not mix. Hell, adults and rats (even the ones from petsmart) don't go well together...I had one (her mother from petsmart, handreared by myself and a friend), and as sweet as she was SHE BIT HARD!!!

Rat bites = bad owie; good chance of infection.

Calis: good call...yucko
2001-11-30 04:03:48 PM  
There was a guy like that near where I live in Wisconsin. It took 35 Semi loads to haul all the junk away. He was just like the guy in the video. He said that he would just keep adding to it every time some one complained. This guy was finally put in jail for killing a cross dressing insurance sales rep. He shot him in the back twice with a shotgun. It makes me wonder if they shouldnt just toss this guy in the slammer now and posibly save the life of a crossdresser or insurance saleman ? Wait maybe I am mistaken.
2001-11-30 04:07:28 PM  
I have said this before and I will say this again. FLORIDA!

FACT: Florida rednecks are the most dangerous of all rednecks. Florida rednecks sleep in the bed of their pick up trucks because they are too lazy to work enough to afford to live in the trailer park. Florida rednecks are the junkyard dogs of all rednecks. Don't trust them, don't even look them in the eye, anything can be a weapon for them, if you see a Florida redneck you better cross the street. Try to reason with a Florida redneck and you are going to get your ass kicked. You say "hey friend, about your trash collection" and all they hear is "who wants beer". Also interesting to note about this redneck is that he says he keeps moving everytime the govt dicks with him. Must be fun on moving day HEY, EASY WITH THAT PLANE, YOU'LL SCRATCH IT!
2001-11-30 04:11:23 PM  
I'm glad George isn't here to read about
this worthless turd of a human.
2001-11-30 04:27:50 PM  
Man, if i lived next door or in the same area as this guy, i would have a fix for his little problem. Its called a molitov cocktail. I bet that place would burn quite nicely.
2001-11-30 04:39:54 PM  
yeah someone'll probably just arson it one day... or start stealing stuff - like the vigilante penis art guy...
2001-11-30 04:59:15 PM  
I know an old farmer whose scrap car collection might be in the thousands. He gets away with it because of his remote location. Having talked to him I'm pretty sure he's got some sort of obsessive compulsive disorder. He thinks that they'd go to waste if they're junked. The obvious truth is that they're all too corroded to provide any useful parts. Ever seen a Studebaker folded in half from frame failure?

(The "its not for sale" '70 442 is very sad.)
2001-11-30 06:10:37 PM  
If the guy trimmed the grass around the junk, gave it all a nice coat of paint with some swirls and geometric patterns, and started calling it art, he'd be considered a little excentric, but they would let it pass. If you treat junk like art, it IS art. If you treat junk like junk, it IS junk and you'll end up paying a fine eventually.

2001-11-30 06:12:26 PM  
Finally, we know who is buying all that crap on eBay and what they are doing with it. It's some loser creating a health hazard for his entire neighborhood in the name of political protest. Go America!
2001-11-30 06:26:49 PM  
Nice to have someone like that in your neighborhood, keeps the lawn nazis in line and makes for a good source of target practice material for the meaner kids.

heh, heh, down PETA, I was just kidding about useing the rats for target practice.
2001-11-30 07:58:33 PM  
must be one of those farking covenent communities. they never let you do shiat.
No pink houses. No car on your front lawn up on blocks. Please move the washing machine to the BACK yard.
No fat chicks in tube tops and spandex sitting in a kiddie pool of jello with a gerbil and 2 feet of PVC pipe.
UHHHhhh... never mind that last one.
2001-11-30 09:14:16 PM  
Tre_bumpn: "Molitov? Mosseltoff!"
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