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Few things are more important than a person's livelihood. That's why this farmer was fed up when an influx of people flocked to park on his farmland without permission. When things went out of control, the man set up the perfect revenge to defend his private property. But this only resulted in the involvement of cops.
The farmer is named Davao Bedekovic, and he lives in a small village near Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. He had been dealing with people parking illegally on his land for some time. The land is his source of wealth, and Davao toils on the land to support his family. You can imagine how frustrating it was seeing people consistently using his land as a mere parking lot. Besides, another more serious issue had driven the farmer to take action.
The cars parking on the land had put the farm under great threat. They can leak gasoline and other pollutants into the soil, which could ruin Davao's farm and make his produce dangerous to consume. So it makes perfect sense that the farmer intervened to protect his private property. But why was this happening? Why were people parking on his land in the first place?
It turned out to be the result of a nearby village being made part of Zagreb. The local flea market had become well-known to the capital city residents, so many of them began flocking to the village to buy wares and goods. They, of course, needed to park their cars nearby, and Davao's land was obviously one of the most convenient parking lots. But they would have never considered the troubles that Davao faced.
The hamlet has long been a small and quiet village, and it was not equipped or prepared to cope with the sudden and dramatic growth of shoppers from the big city. Plus, the landfill in the village grew with the number of visitors, and potentially, more and more toxic contaminants would seep into the earth and ruin the crops, or even turn the land barren, which could be a disaster for a farmer. This prompted Davao to do something to save his land fast.
Though the parkers were disrespectful to leave their cars on Davao's land without even asking for his permission first, the farmer initially tried to be polite. He understood their reasons for parking on his land and explained to them why it was not acceptable. This, unfortunately, didn't work, so Davao had to come up with another plan to get the cars away from his precious land.
Having had enough, the farmer pulled in his big tractor and began doing his usual plowing of the land. He drove the tractor back and forth in front of the illegally parked cars. At first, people were not bothered by or interested in a farmer tilling the fields since it's not that unusual. But soon, they realized that the farmer was not intending to do routine farm work at all.
As Davao drove the tractor closer and closer to the cars, he showed no signs of stopping. The noise grew, and more and more people gathered around to watch him exact his revenge. It's a crafty, cunning, and also fair plan. The farmer turned over the land around the cars, so they could not be driven away to leave or get traction. One woman got in her car and tried to leave, but she quickly realized it was impossible.
Her car was not able to get a grip on the now silky and smooth soil. At this point, someone called the police, and before long, the cops arrived. Without context, many would think that Davao would be in deep trouble for what he had done. But after learning that Davao had tried to reason with the parkers but they just constantly disrespected him, how would the cops deal with the situation?
The officers understandably agreed with Davao's actions and didn't give him any punishment whatsoever. They said that Davao was totally right and that he had every right to protect his property and plow his land whenever he wanted to. It's the parkers' fault that they had left their cars in the way of Davao's labor. Then the cops just walked away and left the trapped lady embarrassed and stuck.
The lady and her silver car were completely trapped by Davao's tilling and could not get out. She struggled for ages but finally failed to drive over the plowed land. The stuck woman obviously could not manage to get out of the trouble caused by her illegal parking herself, but no one watching seemed to be willing to help her. Was this Karma? And how would the lady make things right?
While the lady was in the wrong, Davao simply held nothing against her. It would have been justifiable for Davao to leave the lady trapped there for some time, but he is a better man than that. Davao did this with the only best intentions of protecting his land from being parked casually. Now he thought the lady had learned her lesson, so he smoothed out a path and let her drive away. But Davao would have never expected that his actions would make him famous.
Somebody captured the whole thing and shared the video on the internet. Unexpectedly, it went viral quickly and caused a heated discussion about the entire situation. Unsurprisingly, most people sided with the farmer, claiming that he was totally right to do what he did to save his farm from the pesky trespassers. But some thought there was something better Davao could have done.
Davao could have charged the people parking on his private land $100. This could have been profitable but only in the short term. The parking cars would have been still ruining his farm, and Davao clearly cares more about his land than just making money. After all, money isn't everything, and sometimes, it actually doesn't pay to get the most money out of a situation. Well, Davao isn't the only one who has been through such situations.
One commenter said that he had a friend whose land was also illegally parked on, and he had simply built a fence with barbed wire around the cars for revenge. Another man just put a chain under the cars parking on his land and violently dragged them out of the way. These ideas might be effective, but they were also a little dangerous and might have made things more complicated, so the lady seemed to have gotten off lightly. But will Davao's action stop the illegal parking for good?
After the lady finally got out of the land thanks to Davao's kindness and help, onlookers were satisfied that the situation had been resolved, and they obviously appreciated what the farmer had done. Though the lady will probably not park there again, how about those, who haven't heard of Davao's revenge? To avoid the same thing happening again, Davao erected a sign telling people not to park his land, and it most likely will work.
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