Buena Park, CA: Today is a tale of a dilapidated fence and a missing gate. You watch the new house next door go up for months. Then one day, you notice movement in front of your bedroom window. The workers from the new house are taking down your property line fence. You’re THRILLED! You know the owner of your rental home would never replace the old one so you’re doing a happy dance. You sit on your porch watching the shiny new white vinyl panels start to go up and the man that seems to be in charge asked you if he can remove the poles because they are in the way for the new posts but it’s on your side of the property line. You inform the young man you’re not the owner and he should get permission to remove these metal poles. He does not. He simply starts removing them and replacing them with the new posts. You take a few pictures and some video because that’s what you do, and they notice.
Now at this point, you’re not really alarmed because you think it’s for the greater good ultimately. You don’t say anything, you told him what to do. That’s all you can do at this point. The fence is up in one day.
The next day, you notice they took down your post and gate on your property. You’re curious as to why they needed to do that. Ok, it’s stacked with the old fencing just inside the property line on the other side but you’re confident these people know what they’re doing and the gate is going back up after they are done or better yet, replaced. They still have to cap off the posts.
Three days later you again notice, ok to be fair, you snoop out your bedroom window while the workers are installing their new gate. So, you go outside and see the pile of old fencing is gone and no gate is to be seen!
You turn your phone camera on just to have a record that you asked about the gate and what you get from the young man is denials the gate ever existed, Incredible!
This young man asks you for pictures of this gate, he wants proof. You gather a few pictures and show the pictures to the young man that seems to be in charge, and I use that term loosely. You prove you had a gate and after talking to his men in Spanish, which you don’t speak very much of, the facts suddenly change, now their story is there was a gate, but it was attached to the property line fence. WRONG, the picture clearly shows a free independent gate and post. Even if it was, you shouldn’t remove someone else’s gate not on your property.
At this point I’m getting upset and ask him to come look at the post hole where our gate use to be, he refuses but says he would talk to THE BOSS (Home Owner).
Now I’ve met the owner of the new house which this stubborn young man doesn’t know. I gave him two full days to talk to the owner and I hear nothing back. The third day the owner is there, and I call him over for a talk, but wait, that’s the next video!
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