Man Slammed Over ‘Cruel’ Method To Stop People Walking Across His Lawn

A man has been slammed over his ‘cruel’ method to stop people from walking on his lawn.
Credit: @tgunz81/TikTok

A man has been slammed over his ‘cruel’ method to stop people from walking on his lawn.

Sure, it can be pretty annoying when a kid runs across your garden to retrieve his or her ball, or a postie takes a shortcut to the letterbox.

But most people can deal with such a minor inconvenience without having to take measures to prevent it.

Well, one man has irked people on social media by explaining how he’s stopping people from entering his garden.

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Thomas Lyons, who posts on TikTok under the username @tgunz81, uploaded a video showing people walking across his grass.

However, each time someone did, they got a shock when a sprinkler activated and soaked them as a punishment for their trespassing.

In a second post, the TikToker explains that an alarm also sounds at the same time as the sprinkler goes off – warning people not to walk on his grass.

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Lyons’ initial video has been viewed nearly 40 million times, while two more clips have amassed a further 3.6 million views.

It’s fair to say viewers are divided on the unique and, let’s face it, pretty harsh anti-trespass method.

Some are saying he’s ‘mean’, while others say he’s entitled to use his property however he likes.

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One person writes: “You’re all mad for no reason. This is their yard. Walking on it can kill the grass and there are sidewalks for a reason.”

Another user disagrees, commenting: “Cutting across grass has saved me from missing my bus many times.

“People cut because it is always faster and even 30 seconds can make a difference.”

Man's lawn punishment.
The man has been slammed over his ‘cruel’ method to stop people from walking on his lawn. Credit: @tgunz81/TikTok

A third viewer says: “I love this level of pettiness. It’s your lawn, so do as you wish.”

While someone else writes: “It’s just kids walking home from school.”

Many viewers, though, are more dismayed by how ‘rude’ it us for people to walk on his grass in the first place.

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One person pens: “I don’t understand. I was raised to never walk in someone’s yard, especially a stranger’s.”

“I have always felt like it was disrespectful to walk on people’s grass,” says a second.

Another adds: “I was raised to never walk on people’s lawns. How are these kids just casually doing that?”

Defending the TikToker, somebody else comments: “The people saying ‘it’s just grass’ have never owned property and it shows.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.