Students and parents in a Virginia neighborhood woke up to some shocking news at the start of this school year. Bryan Tucker, the man in question, caused widespread controversy with his actions.
When the evergreen trick of shaking your fist to drive away loud children off your garden doesn't succeed, what do you do? The vast majority would resort to sitting down for a talk with the children's folks, or the little menaces themselves. Bryan Tucker from Henrico County, Virginia, in any case, had a different arrangement in his mind.
A lot to the shock of neighborhood guardians, Tucker introduced an electric fence around his property, only a couple of inches from a nearby bus stop where school students sit tight for their transport every day. But that's not the most shocking part, surprisingly, there was no notice posted stating that fence had been electrified to warn passersby.
Tucker told neighborhood news that he installed the fence trusting it would ward off children since he became worn out of students trespassing and leaving garbage on his property. "I'm not in charge of other people's children," he said.
"I'm not directing other people's children what to do. All I can do is protect myself and that's why I've got a fence up," he added. Students found out about the new fence toward the start of the school year and realized it was electrified when they saw a solar panel installed in the ground alongside it.
Naturally, guardians were shocked and immediately called neighborhood police in the wake of seeing that there was no proper notice board alongside the fence expressing that it was electrified. "What, you don't like kids?" Wayne Milby, a local parent, told WRIC news. "Me, I'm a parent and I don't want any children to get electrocuted."
Tucker meanwhile claimed that 'No Trespassing' signs don't deter children from entering his yard. "It says no trespassing for any purpose," he said. "Strictly forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted." Outrage from guardians incited Henrico Police to explore the issue with Public Works.
The county discovered that the fence was illicit since it stood on an easement. While Tucker was before long requested to bring the fence down, he is permitted to bring it back up on the off chance that he keeps the fence at his property line.
Individuals over the web had similarly partitioned assessments on the issue. While some concurred with Tucker, saying he was allowed to protect his property, an equivalent number of individuals felt that an electric fence was too uncommon a measure. What do you think about this drastic measure, is it fair or is it crossing the line?