Man puts toilets in yard to protest development
April 13, 2011
DENVER (AP) – One person’s eyesore is another person’s protest against development.
Denver’s KUSA-TV reports that a resident of a northwest Denver neighborhood has put toilets, neon beer signs, tires and other pieces of junk in his front yard to protest construction of a duplex nearby.
Anthony Cooper says the duplex doesn’t belong in the trendy Highlands neighborhood, known for its older houses. He wants to keep people from moving in to the duplex by junking up his yard.
Contractor Craig Jones says the duplex does fit in and he’s tried to match the brick work of other homes.
The duplex is on the market for about $650,000 and sits where a house built in the 1920s used to be. Jones says the sale of the duplex could raise the values of other area homes.