It’s natural to feel protective for things that you put too much effort into. But it’s also important to not get overprotective because then, you might cause trouble.

Unknowingly, we all have gone overboard while protecting the things that we care about. And the man who got featured in this post is no different. As he has put a lot of effort into maintaining his lawn, he doesn’t want anyone to enter the property.

To an extent, he is right. But we knew he went overboard the minute he installed an electric fence to keep people away from the lawn. “It’s like we get it you want to protect your hard work, but at what cost?”

After this Virginia man installed the electric fence, nearby parents were outraged. But he did nothing. We are assuming that he will learn on his own. Scroll down to get into the details of this story.

As the school year began, residents in Henrico County, Virginia made an unusual discovery in their neighborhood.

One of their neighbors had apparently installed a new fence, and once they saw the panel next to it, they figured out that it was electrified.

This choice of fencing shocked them because he had set it up very close to a bus stop for middle and high school students.

According to WRIC, the fence stood only inches away from where the kids were waiting, making it easy for one to fall on it and injure themselves.

Another concern was that the fence’s owner, Bryan Tucker, hadn’t put up any signs warning the children that they were near an electric fence.

For this reason and because of its proximity to the bus stop, his neighbors felt compelled to call the police on him.

Tucker said he put the fence up as a way to keep kids from trespassing on his property and leaving trash in his yard.

As he told WRIC, “I’m not in charge of other people’s children. I’m not directing other people’s children on what to do. All I can do is protect myself and that’s why I’ve got a fence up.”

When police arrived, they contacted Henrico County’s Public Works Department to determine whether the fence extended to a public easement.

Eventually, the county concluded that it did encroach on the easement, which meant it was illegal and Tucker would need to take it down.

However, it’s also true that he’s allowed to put it back up if it only stays within his property limits.

As WRIC reported, Tucker fully intends to keep the fence up no matter what his neighbors think about it.

For their part, the neighbors were not shy about sharing those thoughts. One of them, Wayne Milby, said, “What you don’t like kids? Me, I’m a parent and I don’t want any children to get electrocuted.”

Part of Tucker’s rationale for keeping the fence is his claim that trespassing signs aren’t very effective at keeping kids away from his property.

He went on to say, “It says no trespassing for any purpose. Strictly forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted.”

However, there’s a chance that the fence will stop being an issue once it stays only on the grounds he actually owns.

That’s because his property line is far enough away from the bus stop that any kids would have to wander away from the stop and towards it to make contact with it.

This story has generated some reactions online, but many are actually in favor of this man’s right to defend his property.

In fact, some people have tried to get children off their own lawns in different ways!

Many even believe it’s a brilliant idea. It’s clear that people are split on this fence.

Layfifi Fowler mentioned how her mother taught her not to interfere with people’s property.

Some people even want one of their own. Let’s just say, people, take property protection pretty seriously.

I want to hear from you all. Would you put one of these on your lawn or do you think it’s a bit much?

Some people were on the other side, and questioned whether putting up an electric fence is necessary.

David Jackson asks whether it’s in fact legal and Robert Kroulik III thinks a fence can go up but without the electric current.

It seems that people are falling on both sides of this debate.

What are your thoughts about this man’s electric lawn fence?