When one goes shopping for a fence energiser, one usually needs it for keep wild animals like predators out of a ranch or a farm, but one Virginia resident has taken some flak for getting one for his home. To keep out children.
Bryan Tucker, a homeowner in Henrico County, bought wiring, a fence energiser and some posts to set up an electric fence around his property, located near a school bus stop. He then took down the fencing at a later date, but not because of concern for the children at risk of electrocution, but because state law would’ve punished him for accidentally erecting the fence on county property.
According to him, he’s tired of having to deal with kids fighting, cursing, littering and trespassing on his property, despite already having put up a “No Trespassing” sign to no effect. Tucker says that the kids don’t respect other people’s properties, and that he’s forced to pick up litter daily.
Naturally, the parents of the kids in the area voiced out against the move, with some calling putting up the fence as straight-up ‘insane’, as it jeopardizes kids in the are who might fall into the fence and get shocked, resulting in injury. Some parents said that Tucker didn’t understand why parents were worried, and called the cops on the property.
It was then that it was revealed that Tucker built on county property, and that he had to move his fence back by 18 feet to match county regulations. When he complied with the cops, he went and stated that he’s only complying with county laws, and not because the kids were at risk, saying that the fence was moved simply because it wasn’t in the right place.
County regulation does not forbid the fence being put up, and, as such, Tucker is free to put it up again, which he is considering. He says that he’s considering putting it back up again, but he’s hoping that the first fence was enough of a warning to get kids and neighbours off his lawn.
He says that the message has gotten across, that parents are posting and talking about the fence.