I remember some years ago there was a guy that had a junkyard for years without any problems because he was out in the country in an unpopulated area. Then the housing developments and yuppies started moving out there and didn't like seeing the junk. The town/county started pestering him trying to drive him out of business. His argument was that he was there first and if the new homeowners didn't want to look at his junk than they shouldn't have built their houses next to it. The town/county ended up telling him he had to put up a tall fence completely around his junkyard or they would shut him down. They thought that a fence this size would be to expensive for a small businessman and he would be forced to give up. Their mistake was that they didn't specify what the fence had to be made of. He ended up building the fence by stacking junk cars end to end three high! I remember reading about it in the newspaper, the town, county and neighbors were pissed. I never did hear what the final outcome was.
Don't mean to hijack but he's a pic of the car fence, turns out it was 4 high.
The Wall of Cars
Gene Crandall’s one-quarter mile stack of cars to comply with town fence order.
Edited by broken2, February 21, 2013 - 02:07 PM.