Mystery car owner delivers angry letter to EVERY neighbour

Mystery car owner delivers angry letter to EVERY neighbour in response to note asking them to ‘refrain from parking on the grass verge’

  • A war of words has broken out in a Derbyshire district
  • Locals are baffled at being caught up in the exchange of angry letters
  • A whole street in Glossop was targeted with a driver’s furious Christmas riposte 

A mystery car owner has delivered an angry letter to every neighbour in response to a note asking them to ‘refrain from parking on the grass verge’.

The furious visitor sent ‘poison pen’ letters to nearby homeowners, threatening to block their cars in over a parking row – signing off the note with: ‘Merry Christmas you Grinch’.

Among the victims were Wayne Whitehead and his wife Lorna Hallsworth-Whitehead, who were shocked when they came home to find an ‘aggressive’ note pushed through their letterbox.

Bemused Mr Whitehead, 43, found himself entangled in a row over parking that first erupted when a ‘fussy’ neighbour asked drivers not to park on the grass.

The original letter, written in capitals and left on a car, asked its owner to ‘please kindly refrain from parking on the grass verge’ as it would make it look ‘unsightly’.

A war of words erupted in a Derbyshire neighbourhood in an exchange of angry messages posted on cars in a row over parking, with this response to the initial note

A defiant driver responded to the original complainer by photocopying and commenting on their letter – dubbing them a ‘grinch’, in a reference to Dr Seuss’s fictional Christmas villain

However, a ‘triggered’ motorist appeared to then photocopy this note and add their own angry reply that they then posted to the entire row of neighbours. 

It demanded the culprit ‘never put something’ on their new car because it was ‘private property’ – before declaring they can ‘park where they want’ as they pay their road tax.

Baffled local Wayne Whitehead was among the residents targeted amid the parking row in the neighbourhood

The letter warned the owner would ‘double park so you can’t get out’ next time, before ending with: ‘Merry Christmas you Grinch!’

And the riposte was then sent to the entire street – including to father-of-two Mr Whitehead.

The baffled baker said the unpleasant letter made him and his 38-year-old data analyst wife Lorna chuckle – but he feared others living nearby, including some suffering with dementia, would find it upsetting and confusing.

Wayne, from Glossop in Derbyshire, said: ‘My wife had just got home from work and she said, “Oh, we’ve just had this through the door”.

‘She couldn’t believe it when she read it.

‘It wasn’t us – I knew that we’d not put a note on anyone’s car.

The ‘grinch’ dispute has broken out on a street in Glossop in Derbyshire, where some residents have been left ‘upset’ and ‘confused’ by the letters

‘I’m up and out early in the morning and she’s sorting the kids out for school – we haven’t got time to put notes on cars.

‘Whoever has the car parked, they shouldn’t have been parked there and turfing up the grass – but in this day and age. would you be bothered?

“It gets annoying when people do park like that, but personally I wouldn’t waste my time writing a letter – there’s more important things going on in the world.


‘Would you please kindly refrain from parking on the grass verge, as it will rut the surface and make it look unsightly. Thank you.

‘If this was you, first and foremost do not ever put something on my new car as it is private property.

‘Secondly, I pay road tax and can park where I want!

‘And finally, we have nowhere to park due to road works in the village as they have dug the whole pavement up and I will not park a “white” car to get splashes of concrete on it, which you can not get!

‘It’s not your grass, next time I will double park so you can’t get out. Merry Christmas you Grinch!’

‘It’s obviously triggered someone, then they’ve gone back in their house, hand-wrote that letter, photocopied it and delivered it to all the houses.’

He told of a nearby estate having resurfacing work done, prompting an influx of cars parking on his road instead.

While he found the exchange of letters amusing, Mr Whitehead fretted others could be left feeling distressed.

He said: “For me, it’s just a laugh – it made me chuckle, especially the “Merry Christmas you Grinch”, but some other neighbours have been upset by it.

‘Another said it confused and upset their relative on the road who struggles with dementia.

“It’s not threatening but it’s a little bit aggressive – saying, “If it is you, I’m going to double park and block you in”.’

He described the original note as ‘quite polite, just asking them not to park on the grass verge’.

Mr Whitehead added: ‘It definitely is the car owner in the wrong.

‘They’re saying, “you can’t touch my car, it’s private property” – yet they’re walking down people’s private drives and putting notes in their private letterboxes.

‘Everyone should just be a bit more easy-going with your neighbours and a bit more forgiving.’

It comes after a woman living in Oldham was left ‘shaken’ after finding a threatening handwritten note left on her car in another parking row.

Another dispute broke out in nearby Bury, with a father finding menacing letters on his van – warning him of ‘trouble’ ahead.

More ‘polite’ exchanges were shared between warring neighbours in Bristol. 

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