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Henrico man seeks help with "drive-by" damage

By Andy Jenks - bio | email

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A Henrico man is calling for help, dealing with drive-by damage to his property. It's happening at his house located on the corner of Lauderdale Drive and Ridgefield Parkway, where one of the turning lanes creates a yearly source frustration.

Bob Regnier has lived on this spot for 19 years. And the same thing happens, over and over again.

"Well, I've gotten rather upset with the truckers tearing up my yard," Regnier said.

When the big trucks make a turn, sometimes the tires jump the curb. Without fail, they grind up his grass and drive away like nothing ever happened. Bob's a nice guy - but he's had a few not-so-nice thoughts about the situation.

"I didn't think they were appropriate for your show," he said.

The problem is, the land in question is part of the "right-of-way", and technically, it belongs to Henrico County, which, according to Bob, hasn't shown much interest in making a fix. So he makes repairs -- and pays for them -- on his own, each and every time.

"You know, I feel like I've got an obligation to keep my property up. It's a little maddening, to have it come out that many times and fix the same spot over and over."

He's suggesting a more permanent solution: Something like a barricade. But then the county would be responsible for the cost, and it's not likely to be high atop a government priority list.

Still, Bob believes that one day things will change.

"I think if the barricade is there, the truckers will have no choice but to stay out in the road," he said.

Bob hopes his story holds some value for others who may be in a similar predicament, especially after snow plows finish clearing streets this weekend. A message with the Henrico Department of Public Works was not immediately returned.

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