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Paige Freshwater & Joel Moore

Praise for man's 'petty revenge' against 'little punks' who kept smashing his letterbox

A man has been praised for the 'petty revenge' he took on the 'little punks' who kept targeting his letterbox in an act of mindless vandalism. He explained how he would go out to collect his letters only to discover a huge dint in the side of his letterbox, sometimes making it difficult to open.

Wanting to get his own back on the vandals in his neighbourhood, he placed a tube inside his letterbox so the postal workers could deliver his letters as normal - but then filled the surrounding space with concrete to make it almost impossible to dint out of shape, reports the Mirror. Sharing his 'petty revenge' on Reddit, he said: "Let's see you little punks smash my letterbox now."

While most users couldn't help but laugh at his "ingenious" plan, others shared a thought for the oblivious victim who next tries to smash it in with their fist or foot. One user said: "You can see the concrete is cracked next to the dent - it seems like they did indeed hit it one last time."

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Another user added: "I hit some mailboxes in high school. I got community service and wrote letters of apology. Still feel bad about it. But I did learn how wrong it was." A third user said: "The funniest part is the single dent. Tried it one last time did they?"

One more user added: "One swift hit with a baseball bat ought to break it... the batter's hand, that is." It comes after a homeowner decided to take revenge on a stranger who parked in his driveway when attending a house party in his neighbourhood.

He explained how he returned home from work on Friday to find another person's car parked up his drive, leaving him with no other option but to leave his car elsewhere. But he decided to get "petty revenge" on the driver by parking right behind them, ultimately blocking them in until he moved his car four days later.

He said: "I came home from work to find someone on our block was having a large party and someone decided they were entitled to park in my driveway. Keep in mind my driveway is a single car width lined with a retaining wall on both sides and a garage at the end.

"It is essentially impossible for a tow truck to come pull them out without property damage. Seeing this and the lack of street parking I took this as a cue to park right behind them in my driveway."

The man received a knock on the door a few hours later from the "entitled parker" demanding him to move his car so she could drive away - but he wasn't in the mood for any of that. "Seeing as they were demanding, I informed them that I had been drinking and would not move my car," he added on Reddit.

"The entitled parker then decides to call the police to get them to force me to move. When the police knocked on my door, I was sure to grab a beer from the fridge before I answered to talk to the officer. I had informed him that after I got home I was unwinding and had been drinking and was in no shape to drive.

"At this point their hands were tied because they couldn’t tow her car out, I’m in no shape to drive, and I’m legally parked in my driveway." Continuing his revenge, he informed the woman that he wasn't due back into work until Tuesday - so she was welcome to collect her car then.

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