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Elderly Man Comes Home To Find His Neighbor Has Taken Half Of His Driveway

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades

Oliver Lynch is 79 years old and he’s lived at his home in Osceola County, Florida, for 25 years.

Lynch recently came home to find his new neighbor had cemented a line of cinder blocks down the middle of his driveway, and the neighbor claimed it was his property. The new neighbor, who has not been identified, is reportedly building his home on the vacant lot adjacent to Lynch’s house. 

"I just hate to be bullied," Lynch said. He wasn’t warned about the cinder block addition and said, “I have little fight left in me, and I hate to see somebody bulldoze over me.” 

Lynch’s records show that two 12-foot driveways are allowed next to each other, but a county spokesman suggested the neighbors consult a surveyor or go to court.

Lynch is stunned he might have to go to court. "What's he going do with these extra few yards of concrete?" he asked.

Reporters haven’t been able to contact the neighbor and Lynch said the newcomer won’t budge.

“He said he was a minister or something like that. (A) God-fearing man. But I don't think that's very Christian-like," Lynch said.

Sources: CBS Tampa, WPXI Image via WPXI