OMAHA, NEB-- An Omaha man has a rude message for his neighbors — mowed right into his front lawn.
"When I first saw it, I saw the big 'U,' and I had to back up just to see if that's what it really said," local resident Bernie Horstmeyer told Omaha's KETV-TV.
The two-word, seven-letter, very common expletive (FUCK YOU) stretches about 30 feet across the man's front yard.
Neighbors said the man, identified only by the last name Miller, had long put off mowing his unruly lawn, until the city recently gave him a warning. The pithy phrase(FUCK YOU) appears to have been the result.
"I have three children, and two of them will definitely know what that says. It worries me," neighbor Traci Tunzer told the TV station. "We don't want our children to be around that kind of stuff."
Unfortunately for local residents, the lewd lawn is entirely legal.
"As much as you might shake your head at what kind of reasoning is involved, it's not prohibited," explained Omaha city prosecutor Marty Conboy. "A person who wants to make a statement in public that doesn't invoke a violent response is protected by the Constitution."