Bryan Tucker (pictured) has erected an electric fence around his property in Virginia
A man from Virginia put an electric fence around his property the day he returned home to prevent the children from tearing up his yard.
Bryan Tucker, of Sandston, told NBC that he installed the fence as he was forced to pick up the trash and suffered damage to his property as a result of school children waiting at a nearby bus stop.
"We've been warning people for years," he said.
"We called the transport and they refused to do anything about it, they said it was my responsibility if the children got hurt in my land and I had to tell them to leave my land and stay in the street.
& # 39; I'm not in charge of other people's children & # 39;
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He says the fence (pictured) is to keep children away from their property after they have messed up while waiting for a trip at a nearby bus stop.
Tucker said he had been warning people for years & # 39; with privately owned signs on a tree in his front yard, but it was in vain
Tucker, who outraged neighbors with his fence, said he had tried to use signs to warn people before, but that did not work.
"Nothing stops people," he told WTVR, claiming he picks up trash every day.
The fence was a controversial move with neighbors, who criticized the married man for putting his children in danger.
& # 39; The first day of school, really? & # 39; A neighbor told NBC.
– Come on, now. It would have been different if it had been a few days later or something like that. "
I understand your concern. I just do not think he understood the neighbors' concern for their children, neighbor James Mehfoud told WTVR.
& # 39; One of them could touch it, fall on it and be surprised. & # 39;
They told Tucker that he had violated a city ordinance and ordered him to bring down the fence after only one day, but said he would simply move it.
In the image: the solar-powered battery pack that feeds electricity into Tucker's fence
Tucker (left) was told he was breaking a city ordinance with his fence, but said he would not remove it and move it closer to his property.