Dear disrespectful drivers: You’re idiots

 

Kellems’ photos above and below show motorists’ damage to a homeowner’s property.

Column and photos by WNLP’s Mike Kellems

Can we talk?

As you’re well aware, starting on New Year’s Eve, Old Man Winter made a visit and left an angry calling card in La Porte County. Rain, followed by cold, followed by ice, followed by snow, left thousands without power — some for three days or more. Many of the outages resulted from falling limbs and large trees toppling, bringing down utility poles and lots of power lines. 

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But all in all, I’d say we fared pretty well. I’m here to share a different frustration.

As I headed to work Sunday morning, I found that Wozniak Road was closed between CR-100S and CR-125S because of a downed tree. The fallen tree, completely blocking the road, also snapped a utility pole. Amongst the mess were tangled power lines. Definitely something to avoid, and absolutely something to be left to the professionals. I made my way around the detour and arrived at work a few minutes later than normal. 

When I went back that way after work I found the roadway still blocked. However, in the daylight I saw that several “do gooders” had driven around the barricades, the road-closed signs and the fallen tree mess and through the yard of a house along the road. I’ve included a few photos here of the damage done to the yard, taken by some of our fellow citizens.

Now that I’ve painted a picture of the scene, I have a question: What in the name of all that is holy would possess someone to do this? The road closure was well marked and the detour would take you just a few miles out of your way. More importantly, the land that was damaged was not, and is not, yours! 

Because of a few impatient, impertinent and disrespectful people, not only did this homeowner have to suffer through three days with no power, but is also left with hundreds of dollars of damage. 

For those who paid no heed to the “road closed” signs, drove through and did damage to the yard and disrespected a neighbor, I say this: You’re an idiot!

13 Responses to “Dear disrespectful drivers: You’re idiots”

  1. Lynn Lisarelli

    Jan 07. 2021

    Oh, what an awful shame. They are indeed idiots.

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  2. Jeff

    Jan 07. 2021

    People have no respect for other peoples property anymore and it seems to be getting worse.

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  3. Helenann

    Jan 07. 2021

    We have become an I society. Disrespect runs rampant!!

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    • Agreed

      Jan 07. 2021

      Entitled people are my least favorite. Why should they have to detour and waste their time??? Since it is obvious that the property owner pushed that tree down to block the road as well as not have any power. God forbid we thought of anyone else other than ourselves.

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  4. Kathy

    Jan 07. 2021

    Fools , saw where someone drove over a school yard close to my house and in my yard as well.

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  5. ILUVLP

    Jan 07. 2021

    That stupidity irks me as much as people trowing trash out of their cars.
    Karma!

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  6. china joe

    Jan 07. 2021

    We live a world were most people suffer from”self entitlement” Mommy and daddy told them they are special ! It’s my generation’s kids that are like this and there even more worthless kids !

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  7. lawman

    Jan 07. 2021

    they have ”rights” china joe says it best!! even if they get caught-not much happens

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  8. Ray

    Jan 07. 2021

    Just a bunch of Immature Ignoramus punks

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  9. china joe

    Jan 08. 2021

    It’s a shame this homeowner didn’t paint a piece of plywood black and put a 100 nail and screws in it and accidently drop it by the barricade ????

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    • Jeff

      Jan 08. 2021

      Then the home owner would end up paying for new tires. You have no rights anymore as a property owner.

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  10. Fred

    Jan 08. 2021

    Why? Just why?

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  11. lawman

    Jan 08. 2021

    china joe-then the homeowner gets the shaft-happens every time you try to protect what’s yours

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