In 2012, Gabriel Brawn and his family moved back to Dover-Foxcroft, Maine, to live on the property where he grew up.
The land had once included an extra 0.23 acres just to the south where the neighbor’s garage currently stood, and there were no records that the property had been sold.
After a property-line dispute that went on for a couple of months, the new neighbor, Blake, asked if he could retrieve his father’s ashes from the garage that marked the dividing line. But instead he went there and started throwing trash all over the place and smashing glass and taking bureaus and throwing them outside in the yard.
For Gabriel, that was the final straw. The very next day, Gabriel — who works in construction — took a Sawzall and cut straight down the half of the garage that was on his family’s property.