Forgive the unseasonal entry; I just heard this one yesterday.
On our street is a house that goes all-out for the Christmas season. They put up a massive amount of lights, play Christmas music, and have a dedicated website. People come from all over to see the house during the holiday season. The homeowner collects donations for charity from the busloads of people who come by to see the house.
Now, it's probably not that relevant that their neighbor across the street (Betty) is a member of a religion that doesn't observe Christmas, but there it is. Betty has a sign posted on her lawn during the holiday season asking people not to block their driveway and reminding them that their yard is private property. I don't like the holiday house much myself, but I'm three blocks down so it doesn't disturb me.
One night this year, Betty and her husband were out to dinner in late December. When they returned, they found a car parked in their driveway. Sitting on their front porch swing was a pair of ladies. The ladies had a video camera on a tripod mounted in Betty's flowerbed, videotaping the holiday house.
Betty approached them and informed them that they had to get off their porch, move their car and vacate the yard.
"Well, we figured it was okay since you weren't home", they answered.
Betty pointed out that she had posted a reminder that this was private property.
"But you weren't home".
Betty pointed out that it doesn't matter, and that she was home now and was asking them to leave.
"But we're all set up now. I'm sure you could let us just stay and watch for a little while."
At that point Betty pulled out her phone, dialed the police and the situation continued far beyond the boundaries of this forum.
I feel very sorry for Betty. Elsewhere in our neighborhood is a cul-de-sac that gets together to put on a magnificent Christmas display, but it's written into a clause of the HOA that everyone has to be okay with it. The house on our street is in blatant violation of HOA rules (especially by playing music over a loudspeaker) and gets away with it by only having the display up for 29 days...thereby getting around the 30 day violation rule.
Yeesh. Who does that?