Man Erects Electric Fence Next To Bus Stop To Keep Kids Off Lawn

Bryan Tucker built an electric fence around his yard next to a bus stop.

Sandston, VA A man who was tired of children trespassing on his property installed an electric fence around his yard to keep the children out.

Parents who live in that neighborhood became very concerned about the proximity of the fence to the bus stop, according to WWBT-TV.

Bryan Tucker, the homeowner, put up the electric fence on Tuesday morning, which was also the first day of school.

Tucker said children were trespassing on his property.

Weve been warning people for years, Tucker said, according to WWBT. We called transportation and they refused to do anything about it. They said it was my responsibility if the kids get hurt on my land and that I need to tell them to get off my land and stay in the street. Im not in charge of other peoples children.

Tucker said he put the fence up to protect his property and to keep children from walking in his yard and leaving trash on it.

"This morning children were trespassing and vandalizing and nothing was done," Tucker said, according to WWBT.

WRIC-TV reported the fence was "just a few inches" away from a bus stop where children waited.

Parents called the police, which led to the county getting involved.

Henrico County Public Works Director Steve Yob told Tucker on Tuesday he was in violation of the citys ordinances by building the fence through an easement next to the roadway.

"The code says not to erect, construct, place or maintain any bumps, fences ... in a road, a ditch made to drain the road, or an off drain from ditches," Yob said, according to WWBT. "Engineers did research and the gentlemans yard starts further off the road from where the fence is. Where that fence was put is clearly county right-of-way."

Tucker took down the fence to comply with the county.

There were also concern raised over the lack of signage to warn that the fence was electric.

There are two private property signs posted on a tree in the front yard of Tuckers home that read, POSTED: Private Property hunting, fishing, trapping or trespassing for any purpose is strictly forbidden. Violators will be prosecuted.

Tucker said there was a sign on the electrical box. But the box had a sign that said Solar Intellishock but does not have a warning about the electric fence, according to WWBT.

One anonymous parent complained about the fence.

My daughter walked out and said hes got a fence up, a neighbor said, according to WWBT. Then someone said it was electric and I said whoa no! If something happens to one of those kids theyre going to have lot of angry parents.

Another parent was concerned about accidents.

What if theres a little kid, two or three years old riding their tricycle and they fall and they get shocked? a neighbor said, according to WWBT. Thats not going to be OK.

You can see KGW's interview with the man in the video below:

Comments (33)
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Jones24
Jones24

Maybe go out and watch to make sure your kids are being respectful to the guys property. Did it with my kids.

StPatty57
StPatty57

Why not move the bus stop?

audreyjane
audreyjane

seriously? it's a LAWN ffs!!! Get over yourself.

Bluesupporter
Bluesupporter

Jones24, That is WAY too much responsibility to place on today's parents! I mean seriously, are you actually suggesting that these people "parent" their children? Oh! The Audacity to suggest someone be responsible for themselves and their children! 😏😏😋 (For those on the shallow end, this is derision)

xot98
xot98

Why not just set up a regular fence?

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Well......he could always erect a barbed wire fence on his property line....but wouldn't it be better if parents TOOK RESPONSIBILITY for their children ?? Oh wait.....this is modern day, dumbed down America where NO ONE is RESPONSIBLE for their actions anymore.

RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Why can't parents tell their children to stay out of other peoples yards. Is that no longer an option as a parent? I had kids come into my yard and pick my flowers and throw them all over my yard. These were kids who had never been taught to keep their hands off things that did not belong to them. I think this guy went overboard putting up an "electric" fence but putting up a fence was a wise move. Then again, I also had a fence yet the children climbed it.

Skidoo
Skidoo

18 months ago an LAPD officer/homeowner in Anaheim, CA discharged his weapon when wrestling with trespassing teenage thugs. Had he used an electric fence those little Orange County gang bangers might have learned the meaning of No Trespassing.

Bambie
Bambie

Back in the early 2012-15 a Neighbor up the street at the corner took BLACK TAR and put it ALL AROUND THE THE LIGHT POLE so the kids at that bus stop wouldnt be able to wing on it. The kids had no idea and was full of tar

Kstone_1022
Kstone_1022

Why cant they move to bus stop to another corner. Kids are not taught to respect the property of others. I would not want a school bus stop at my corner. Good luck my man I am on your side.

JBo
JBo

Plant a hedge made of poison ivy.

VWells
VWells

Its a shame that todays parents do not teach their children to respect others property or people! My neighbors children have thrown bottles of drinks in my oak trees, they run through my large bedding island, destroy my bushes, the list goes on and on and still it continues. If you ask the kids nicely to please dont, their parents get mad. Its such a disrespect of these kids actions but I blame their parents of today!

Jendiva
Jendiva

I hope he puts his fence back up, on the correct property line : ) Parents need to teach their kids to respect others and their property.

Danimyl
Danimyl

I'm sure if he had just put up a chain link fence nobody would have said a word

HonestC
HonestC

In no way should an electric fence ever be around a bus stop. A regular fence would have accomplished his goal without possible harm to any child. The fact he erected an electric fence instead of a regular fence demonstrates his animosity towards children. Parents need to keep an eye on that man as his mindset is definitely warped.

petenila
petenila

Its his yard so file a complaint with the courts and fine the hell out of parents with kids trespassing..

Hi_estComnDenomnn
Hi_estComnDenomnn

This is what happens when you have a legit issue and try to deal with things through proper channels and nothing gets done about it. Yes putting up an electric fence is bat shit crazy. But it should not have gotten that far either.

Pipkinrahl
Pipkinrahl

Then someone said it was electric and I said whoa no! If something happens to one of those kids theyre going to have lot of angry parents. How about the parents teach their kids not to trespass on other people's property, a little respect there. I say go for it. I've been hit with an electric fence and it's not life threatening, it's just a little zap, the'll get over it.