He asked Reddit’s “Am I the A******” for advice on the dilemma. He recently bought a house next to an older couple. When his air conditioner broke, he realized it would be much cooler to sleep in his hammock outside on his property. But when his neighbors saw him, they called the police.
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“It’s been crazy hot these past couple of weeks,” the Reddit poster explained. “My air conditioner is busted, and I’m too lazy to go out to buy a new one. I’m not comfortable having the windows open due to recent break-ins around the neighborhood. Out in the backyard, I have a hammock set up, so one night around 11 p.m. I’m tossing and turning, trying to sleep. [I] grabbed my pillow and went outside to sleep on my hammock. Lemme say it was peaceful as hell. [The] second night, the neighbors next door called the cops because they thought I was a homeless man. The day after, the husband came to me, and he asked if I could not do that because it’s not really ‘appropriate.'”
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The homeowner apologized to his neighbors but continued to sleep outside despite their request not to.
“Now the wife isn’t happy because, in the mornings (7 a.m.), she and her friends sit in her yard to have coffee while they chat,” the Reddit poster said. “Now, I’m not close to them, but because there’s only a small gate that divides our yards, they can see me from where they hang out. She’s telling me it makes her uncomfortable me being there. They’ve both asked me a few times to stop it, and I already said no. It’s quiet and peaceful, [I] get a good night’s rest and it’s my house.”
Reddit users weighed in on the situation.
“I see nothing wrong with you sleeping in your hammock on your property,” a user wrote.
“It’s his house, his yard. He can sleep wherever he wants,” another said.
“It’s your property, and you’re certainly not disturbing the peace,” a person commented.
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