The mowed message was first spotted on Google Maps by some eagle-eyed Reddit users, who quickly linked it to a fairly well-known feud between neighbors in Sequim, Washington. As the backstory goes, the property the A-hole and arrow points to is the reason for the spat. Apparently, back in 2009, the owner decided to build a three-car garage and apartment there, and painted it some garish bright purple color. In response, a dozen or so surrounding neighbors petitioned the county for property tax relief, claiming the building devalued their homes. Then, presumably at some point between 2011 and 2013, one of those angry neighbors hatched a slightly more petty plan, wheeled out their riding lawnmower to an overgrown plot of land, and went to town.
It's unclear if or how the hostility has been resolved since, but one thing's clear: never underestimate the power of an angry man with a penchant for creative landscaping.
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