He’d set one of his most effective traps yet. It was just a matter of waiting for the driver to pull the trigger. He was fed up with seeing his daughter in such a miserable state. With his plan in motion, he knew he would have to do it one last time, even if it meant causing his daughter more pain.
It was a waiting game now. He slept better than ever before that night until he awoke to the satisfying sound of metal bending and an angry voice booming in the street.
Jared Miller, a resident of Rochester, Minnesota, loved his daughter. He did everything in his power to ensure that she was always happy and healthy. He was lucky enough to meet the woman of his dreams at the young age of 23. His life was a dream, except for the fact that he worked for the Marine Corps.
Jared and his wife spent months apart from one another, and that broke their hearts. Consequently, Jared and his wife came to an understanding that led to a drastically different path for their lives.
Jared decided to stop working at the Marine Corps and agreed to find a job that is not as dangerous. He wanted to do all of this so that he could spend every waking second with his wife. Jared secured a job at a construction company. Everything was starting to come together. When Annie told him that she was expecting a baby, he couldn’t believe it! He was so happy.
12 years later, Jared was now a 35-year old with a beautiful 12-year old daughter. He was even more in love with his wife and he truly felt like he was living his best life. Little did he know that something horrible was coming.
December rolled around and his daughter Jennifer adored the snow. Making snowmen was her favorite activity, she couldn’t care less about presents and candy!
It brought him so much joy to see his daughter build her snowmen. Anyone driving by could admire them and maybe feel a little festive spirit. There was one exception, however, who had other plans.
Jennifer’s face lit up with excitement as placed the final pieces on her snowman. She’s been perfecting the art of making the perfect snowman for years now, and this was definitely the best one she’s ever made. Her face was beaming with pride.
It was starting to get dark, so Jared called her in. It was unsafe to be outside during nighttime. He felt a strange sensation in the back of his head. Jared understood when danger was looming thanks to years of marine training. Upon waking, Jared had completely forgotten about his strange feeling the previous night.
The next morning, Jared sat outside with his newspaper and a warm cup of coffee. He enjoyed this morning ritual and afterward he started planning his day.
He was considering taking his daughter for some warm waffles after her daily snowman building. But then he peeked out the window and saw something unbelievable
His daughter’s beautiful snowman was now a big pile of snow. Why was it no longer there Jared wondered? The possibility of it melting during the night was zero, as the weather was even cooler. He stepped outside to assess the situation.
He had a gut instinct about the situation. He should have paid attention to his inner instinct.
His daughter did not hesitate to build another snowman, despite feeling sad about the loss of the previous one. His daughter always looked on the bright side of things, he admired her for that. A couple of hours went by and his daughter managed to build an even better snowman!
To celebrate his daughter’s new snowman, he decided to take the family for some pizza. Upon returning home, he was stunned to see that it happened once again. The snowman was demolished again! Why was this happening?
It became clear to Jared how the snowman was destroyed. Jared could see tire marks leading up to the snowman. Someone has decided to take pleasure in ruining the creations of his daughter. However, the person made one error.
The driver did not know who he was dealing with. Jared went to work immediately devising a strategy to make this guy was regret ever interfering with his daughter. Nobody would hurt his daughter and get away with it!
Jared thought of a brilliant idea. He spoke to his daughter and asked her to help him, and she agreed. Everything was coming together.
He double-checked that it was solid enough to work, and that it would genuinely put an end to this guy’s antics. He smiled to himself as he recognized his brilliance. He left a small “gift” for the driver in the snowman.
Jared got his daughter to build one more “snowman” but with a very special center. He knew that what he had put inside would ensure that his daughter was never messed with again.
Once the snowman was completed and out in the front yard that evening – waiting for the driver – Jared slept easy that night. Until he was woken the next morning by the sound of pure satisfaction – the sound of compacted metal, and a loud groan of anger.
Jared had found a tree stump and decided it was the perfect core for his daughter’s next snowman. It had all paid off as he walked outside and saw an embarrassed and very angry man slowly reverse and drive off without saying a word to him.
Jared noted that the man’s front bumper was ruined. He could tell that the man wasn’t driving fast enough to hurt himself hitting the stump but just enough to lead to a pricey replacement bumper.
The man never attempted to contact Jared for the destruction of property or for any other reason. He took it as confirmation that this was the man previously destroying the snowmen and that he did have malicious intent.
And to make things even sweeter Jared never even saw the man or his car again. He must have been from out of town visiting the quiet suburbs during the holidays.
Jennifer asked if she could build more snowmen and he just smiled before tousling her hair and saying “of course, honey. The problem is fixed.” And it really was, the unknown man would have to get his car sorted before he wanted to go plowing through snowmen again.
The driver clearly didn’t know that Jared was a marine, that was his first mistake.
For the rest of the holiday, Jennifer made plenty more snowmen, but none had to have wooden stump cores. Jared knew that driver had learned his lesson and wouldn’t ever try anything like that again.
He continued to enjoy sipping his coffee during the December vacation every morning and watching his daughter have fun in the snow. But he wasn’t the only one who served revenge like a pro.
Seething, he stomped back up the drive. As a cop, he had seen many things in his life. But when he saw what his neighbors had done this time, something inside of him snapped.
He balled his fists to stop himself from shaking with rage. “This is war,” he whispered through gritted teeth. They thought they had bested him. But they had another thing coming.
David Ellis lived in a small and private neighborhood. He’d served his community for four decades as a dedicated officer of the law at the Los Angeles Police Department. Now, in what were supposed to be his golden years, he had traded his badge for a garden trowel on weekends and tended to his beloved garden with just as much care.
But something was about to rudely jolt the usually mild-mannered man right to the end of his tether.
Every weekend, David would lovingly trim and shape the decades-old cypress trees that bordered the small fence that surrounded his property. This mechanical activity calmed his mind after a heavy week of law enforcement. But it wasn’t long before some audacious neighbor ruined this hobby for him, too.
David and his neighbors — who were all distantly related — had been locked in a bitter battle for decades, and he’d been more than accommodating. But this was the last straw.
The crux of the ongoing drama centered around the gravel road that bordered David’s property. For years, David had taken it upon himself to personally fix the potholes that seemed to form overnight.
Being a conscientious neighbor, he constantly worried that there would be an accident. He didn’t want to see anybody get hurt. But his neighbors had other ideas…
“Everybody here is a complete nutjob,” said David’s daughter, who couldn’t remember a time when the neighbors weren’t in dispute with her father.
She begged him to find a way to end the drama. But, instead of being grateful that David made an effort to ensure there were no accidents in his neighborhood, the audacious neighbors decided to take advantage.
You see, according to his ungrateful neighbors, the responsibility of getting the gravel road asphalted fell entirely on David’s shoulders. But how was that fair? They all made use of the road in their gated community, so why should David pay the cost?
But instead of telling them all off, David came up with a compromise. He was, after all, a reasonable man.
Trying to appease the ill-tempered residents, David offered up a 3 sq ft plot on the corner of his own land to make the turn around the property easier on drivers as they navigated the tricky gravel road.
But despite the gesture of goodwill, his neighbors threw it right back in his face. But that wasn’t even the worst part.
Since sacrificing the corner of his land, David watched in horror as drivers swerved even closer to his property. Then came the straw that broke the camel’s back.
One of the neighbors had ordered a truckload of wood. But, as the truck driver tried to cut the corner to drive onto David’s property, he took the corner too wide. The truck driver plowed over David’s fence. And nobody wanted to pay for the damage. David was incredulous!
“We had to replant these plants and place a new metal fence,” David’s daughter wrote. My father told me this was not the first time this happened, but actually the third. I couldn’t believe it when I heard this.”
After mending the metal fence for the third time, the police officer vowed to protect what was his — no matter the cost. Now, they had gone too far.
After he had inspected the damage, David was seething as he stomped back up to the house. Now, this was war. After he had been so generous to this entire undeserving neighborhood, he’d had enough of being taken advantage of.
That day, something inside him snapped as he inspected the broken cypress trees. But he’d get his revenge.
No one seemed to mind when the officer stationed a series of barrels around the plot of land he’d allowed them to drive on. It was his property, after all.
But while they looked like innocent plastic barrels on the surface, the neighbors would soon discover there was more to them than met the eye.
One morning, David was awoken by a loud banging at the door. His neighbor was furious that he’d driven into one of the heavy rock-filled barrels and damaged his car. But his intimidation tactics didn’t end there… he threatened the startled cop with a “pickaxe to the back.”
Knowing the law, David calmly informed him that the barrels were on his land. But his plan soon hit a snag…
Despite the huge deterrent, David found that so many drivers were hitting the barrels that they eventually split and became useless.
Going back to the drawing board, he contemplated various ways to deter the inconsiderate drivers for good. Then one night, he set about laying something that would earn him the respect he deserved.
The first neighbor on his way home that night was calmly driving along the road as usual. He knew that David let people cut across his property, so he swung his car around generously — not caring about the freshly laid flowerbed under the wheels.
The next thing he knew, the driver found himself in a heated conversation with his insurance company. You see, David had turned his petty revenge into pro revenge.
“My dad was furious,” David’s daughter recounted on the Reddit thread #ProRevenge.
“He cut some wood to use it as a mold. He bought cement, sand, and metal poles,” she continued. “One peaceful afternoon, my father and I cemented that whole part of the land and placed some lovely flowers on top.”
The disrespectful driver had happened upon the police officer’s new solution to the fence wrecking neighbors — a small concrete wall hidden under an attractive flowerbed right on the corner of his land.
It was working! The crafty cop’s neighbors couldn’t destroy any more of his property — although it took them a while to catch on before the matter was dropped completely.
A total of five neighbors wrecked their vehicles while cutting the corner — on the perfectly legal wall. Not having a leg to stand on, drivers eventually learned to steer clear of the property and stopped knocking on the police officer’s door to complain.
But one particularly angry neighbor escalated matters further, sending lawyers to snoop around the troubled street.
Some neighbors seriously damaged their vehicles, leading to insurance claims that required the cop to prove what he’d done was perfectly legal.
Of course, he’d done his due diligence and could quickly show lawyers that he’d done the right thing. It was, after all, still his land. When Reddit users read the satisfying revenge story, they clapped back.
“I’m very amused by the logic some people go by,” one incredulous user wrote. “For example If I intentionally hit your property and it damages my vehicle, it’s still your fault (the owner of the property) for trying to protect your property and not letting me just destroy your property… and you should compensate me for the damage caused by my stupidity.”
“They ran over your trees? OHHH BOY,” another user wrote. “If they run over any more of your trees look up your local laws about trees. People have been sued for TONS of money over destruction of trees because they take so long to grow so they have a lot of value”
Do you think David went a little too far with his revenge?