Thomas Lyons was sick of people walking across his lawn as they passed his house. So, he took matters into his own hands and created a unique way of keeping people off his grass.
In a video posted to TikTok, Mr Lyons showed people walking across his lawn, and each of them got soaked by an automatic sprinkler as a loud alarm warns them not to step foot on his grass.
Thomas’ videos have racked up more than 40 million views and his method to keep trespassers off his grass has divided opinion.
Some users have branded him “mean”, whereas others say he has every right to use his property how he wishes.
Other commenters were simply dismayed at how “rude” the people walking on his grass were, with many stating they were brought up to respect other people’s property.
Someone said: “I don’t understand. I was raised to never walk in someone’s yard, especially a stranger’s.”
A second wrote: “I have always felt like it was disrespectful to walk on people’s grass.” And a third echoed: “I was raised to never walk on people’s lawns. How are these kids just casually doing that?”