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(Metro)   Millionaire mancave owner, just out of jail for failing to adhere to a court order after building world's biggest mancave, still pissing off his jealous neighbors by parking his classic cars in front of their homes   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2022-10-06 7:40:41 AM  
Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.
 
2022-10-06 7:50:39 AM  
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I always bowl wearing dress shoes and a blazer as one does
 
2022-10-06 9:22:59 AM  
"They said the wealthy accountant is constantly trying to 'provoke' them by parking an armada of classic cars outside their homes"

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And nobody saw nothing
 
2022-10-06 9:23:00 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.


I think that's what he wants though, he's probably got multiple cameras pointed at it and has an insurance claim just waiting for someone's name to put down.

Just means someone will have to get a bit creative with covering their tracks.
 
2022-10-06 9:24:37 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.


That's what I was thinking.

You want a war with an entire neighborhood??!?!
You got it!
 
2022-10-06 9:25:57 AM  

LeftisRightisWrong: Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.

I think that's what he wants though, he's probably got multiple cameras pointed at it and has an insurance claim just waiting for someone's name to put down.

Just means someone will have to get a bit creative with covering their tracks.



Paint remover in a plastic syringe. Just stroll by with it concealed in your hand. Nothing to see here just walking past like all the other people did that day.
 
2022-10-06 9:26:17 AM  
Wow sounds like a giant ahole that should live far away from other people.
 
2022-10-06 9:26:54 AM  
I read the article once and felt like I read it three times.
 
2022-10-06 9:27:46 AM  
I would have liked to have seen the classic cars in question, or at least a list of them.
 
2022-10-06 9:28:50 AM  
FTFA:  The court also set a deadline of March 10 2022 to demolish iat or warned him he would be jailed

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2022-10-06 9:29:11 AM  
Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.
 
2022-10-06 9:29:55 AM  
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2022-10-06 9:30:36 AM  

SpectroBoy: LeftisRightisWrong: Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.

I think that's what he wants though, he's probably got multiple cameras pointed at it and has an insurance claim just waiting for someone's name to put down.

Just means someone will have to get a bit creative with covering their tracks.


Paint remover in a plastic syringe. Just stroll by with it concealed in your hand. Nothing to see here just walking past like all the other people did that day.


Brake fluid will do the job just fine
 
2022-10-06 9:32:11 AM  

Bslim: "They said the wealthy accountant is constantly trying to 'provoke' them by parking an armada of classic cars outside their homes"

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And nobody saw nothing


They need to remember to leave the bottle about a third empty so it shatters more reliably.
 
2022-10-06 9:33:08 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.


A cup of butter milk poured into the vents below the front window and you're done here. Time will take care of it.
Folks should of course remember that he's using cameras.
 
2022-10-06 9:33:21 AM  

KRSESQ: Bslim: "They said the wealthy accountant is constantly trying to 'provoke' them by parking an armada of classic cars outside their homes"

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And nobody saw nothing

They need to remember to leave the bottle about a third empty so it shatters more reliably.


That is weirdly specific and knowledgeable instruction...
 
2022-10-06 9:34:09 AM  
the town should jail him again, tear it down and bill him for the demo. problem solved
 
2022-10-06 9:35:25 AM  
Being that the perp in question is labeled as a millionaire, the subject in question is being called the worlds biggest  mancave, I pretty much expected to see huge houses and this to be a typical rich people problems situation.

But nope, for some ungodly reason this guy lives in an average residential community, and he built the worlds biggest eyesore. I do not understand why a millionaire would live there, much less build a ginormous addition there.
 
2022-10-06 9:36:12 AM  
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2022-10-06 9:36:40 AM  

Target Builder: Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.


I'm not sure you can opt in for six weeks in jail instead of following local development plans.
 
2022-10-06 9:38:56 AM  
How could he be allowed to set up cameras that watch over public space? That alone should put him in hot water.
 
2022-10-06 9:39:27 AM  

Paddy: Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.

A cup of butter milk poured into the vents below the front window and you're done here. Time will take care of it.
Folks should of course remember that he's using cameras.


That or a little garlic scented fish attractant. Not only is it powerfully strong, it's oily too so it won't just rinse out.
 
2022-10-06 9:41:06 AM  

Paddy: How could he be allowed to set up cameras that watch over public space? That alone should put him in hot water.


1) He's in England.
2) If the cameras are on his property and are pointed in such a way as to view public spaces, what's the issue?
 
2022-10-06 9:44:33 AM  

vilesithknight: Being that the perp in question is labeled as a millionaire, the subject in question is being called the worlds biggest  mancave, I pretty much expected to see huge houses and this to be a typical rich people problems situation.

But nope, for some ungodly reason this guy lives in an average residential community, and he built the worlds biggest eyesore. I do not understand why a millionaire would live there, much less build a ginormous addition there.


I was wondering that as well. My google-fu is weak and I can't get anything that isn't variations of the same article in other sites. My guess is this dipshiat hasn't got any real pull beyond being a noveau-rich asshat so he's throwing his weight and money around in a small pond were he kinda can get away with it. But he really can't play with the real millionaires.
 
2022-10-06 9:44:48 AM  

Bslim: KRSESQ: Bslim: "They said the wealthy accountant is constantly trying to 'provoke' them by parking an armada of classic cars outside their homes"

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And nobody saw nothing

They need to remember to leave the bottle about a third empty so it shatters more reliably.

That is weirdly specific and knowledgeable instruction...


I read.
 
2022-10-06 9:45:26 AM  
*where
 
2022-10-06 9:46:57 AM  

Target Builder: Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.


Demolish orders are not, "Serve your time and it's all fine."  If you continue to defy the order you go right back in jail, or they demolish iat and make you pay for it, or both if the judge isn't happy with you
 
2022-10-06 9:47:24 AM  
Was it this guy?
drtfa

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2022-10-06 9:48:20 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Target Builder: Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.

Demolish orders are not, "Serve your time and it's all fine."  If you continue to defy the order you go right back in jail, or they demolish iat and make you pay for it, or both if the judge isn't happy with you


Dear Drew - this iat shiat randomly when trying to type i followed by t got old quick
 
2022-10-06 9:49:10 AM  
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Lol, why are you so attached to that 'normal' neighborhood? If you have that much money, go buy a big piece of land and build whatever you want
 
2022-10-06 9:50:38 AM  

Brawndo: [Fark user image 425x283]
I always bowl wearing dress shoes and a blazer as one does


When you're an alleged millionaire who could afford to do almost anything anywhere in the world, but choose to spend your time bowling in your own basement, you think differently.
 
2022-10-06 9:51:36 AM  
What an asshole
 
2022-10-06 9:51:43 AM  

Brawndo: [Fark user image 425x283]
I always bowl wearing dress shoes and a blazer as one does


Fancydan clothes like that are prohibited in my mancave.
 
2022-10-06 9:52:11 AM  

SpectroBoy: LeftisRightisWrong: Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.

I think that's what he wants though, he's probably got multiple cameras pointed at it and has an insurance claim just waiting for someone's name to put down.

Just means someone will have to get a bit creative with covering their tracks.


Paint remover in a plastic syringe. Just stroll by with it concealed in your hand. Nothing to see here just walking past like all the other people did that day.


Damn, I like the way you think. This is really good.
 
2022-10-06 9:53:06 AM  
public road, anyone is free to park there.  how dare someone do that.
 
2022-10-06 9:53:16 AM  
Any accountant who thumbs their nose at authority is begging to be audited.
 
2022-10-06 9:54:14 AM  

Some Junkie Cosmonaut: Target Builder: Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.

Demolish orders are not, "Serve your time and it's all fine."  If you continue to defy the order you go right back in jail, or they demolish iat and make you pay for it, or both if the judge isn't happy with you


This is what I'd always assumed, just they've taken six years to not-demolish the place...
 
2022-10-06 9:58:03 AM  
Needs to be visited  by the Piranha Brothers.  Dinsdale will nail his head to a coffee table.
 
2022-10-06 10:00:02 AM  

asciibaron: public road, anyone is free to park there.  how dare someone do that.


Well that's certainly a take, I'll give you that. I take it you support that man's completely reasonable behavior of squatting his car collection over the public road that everyone pays for.
That's what you said.
 
2022-10-06 10:03:40 AM  

Target Builder: Was not expecting the Big Box style construction slapped onto the back of a house.

TFA also isn't clear on whether the six weeks in jail is the end of this and he gets to keep it or if the council is going to steamroll in and do it themselves.


Neither was I. I kind of thought it was another one of the underground type additions that the extremely wealthy have done in London and other places where it was essentially invisible. That is an eyesore and would likely not be legal given setback requirements and whatnot even in most US neighborhoods.
 
2022-10-06 10:04:48 AM  

Cajnik: [Fark user image 425x310]

Lol, why are you so attached to that 'normal' neighborhood? If you have that much money, go buy a big piece of land and build whatever you want


If you're going to construct a monstrosity like that, it's important to do it in a place that will piss people off.
 
2022-10-06 10:06:26 AM  
Handy Article-Specific British English to American English Translator

"Lorry" = Truck
"Boot" = Trunk
"Chips" = French Fries
"Apartment" = Flat
"Twiggy" = Also flat, but still an iconic and incredibly fashionable supermodel
"Britain's biggest mancave"  = England's hugest gaping anus
 
2022-10-06 10:06:52 AM  

asciibaron: public road, anyone is free to park there.  how dare someone do that.


He's taking up ALL the spots on the road with his cars so no one else can in a modest residential area. If you find this behavior acceptable, your neighbors probably hate you too
 
2022-10-06 10:07:27 AM  
Once again - rich people need better hobbies than "being an asshole to your neighbors."  Try bird-watching or something.
 
2022-10-06 10:07:30 AM  

scanman61: SpectroBoy: LeftisRightisWrong: Marcus Aurelius: Leaving a valuable classic car out on the street is a brilliant plan that is sure to not backfire in any way.

I think that's what he wants though, he's probably got multiple cameras pointed at it and has an insurance claim just waiting for someone's name to put down.

Just means someone will have to get a bit creative with covering their tracks.


Paint remover in a plastic syringe. Just stroll by with it concealed in your hand. Nothing to see here just walking past like all the other people did that day.

Brake fluid will do the job just fine


Which is something you typically find out the hard way.
 
2022-10-06 10:08:42 AM  

Paddy: How could he be allowed to set up cameras that watch over public space? That alone should put him in hot water.


Cameras in his windows facing out.
Ring doorbell
 
2022-10-06 10:10:52 AM  
It would be one thing if it were something that fit into the style and was inconspicuous..That's just
a farking monstrosity..The dude seems like a douche and is using the, I'll pay the fines so it's
"Legal for a price" type maneuver to try to get away with it. The town needs to park the backhoes in front
of his place and let him know he either has X time to clear the space or  they will do it for him and BILL HIM
FOR IT..

An ugly cinderblock warehouse filling 90% of your property, in a residential neighborhood,
built with no approval, should not be, "acceptable for a price"...
 
2022-10-06 10:10:53 AM  

Solty Dog: I read the article once and felt like I read it three times.


Same here. Ridiculous.
 
2022-10-06 10:15:09 AM  
Do they have building codes in the UK? How did this get approved in the first place? Once construction started I would think the neighbors would have freaked out and said something and if he did it illegally the codes enforcement would put a stop work order on that trash. I was thinking this was below grade, here in the states even if you are within setbacks there are restrictions in certain jurisdictions that don't slow for that size to be built underground. Putting out you nice cars in the street is a terrible idea as many here have said. One stolen car with a drunk driver would be the end of that and it's not far to the cars.
 
2022-10-06 10:15:45 AM  

KRSESQ: Bslim: "They said the wealthy accountant is constantly trying to 'provoke' them by parking an armada of classic cars outside their homes"

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And nobody saw nothing

They need to remember to leave the bottle about a third empty so it shatters more reliably.


2 parts gas, 1 part non-synthetic oil.

/if you're reading this in England, gas will not be available. You'll have to use petrol.
 
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