Just when you think you’ve seen everything, someone has to go and leave their house in the middle of the street. Yes, it may sound stranger than fiction, but the Dover Police Department in Delaware posted two photos of a house that was left in the middle of the road on Tuesday.
They captioned the photo:
Sooooo somebody left a house on Long Point Road. Nope this is not a joke. We are unable to get anyone to move the house until Wednesday, so Long Point Road is closed until further notice. Please use an alternate route of travel.
Here’s the post:
This house was left in the middle of a road and police have no idea who did it pic.twitter.com/06Hl480AK5
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) June 27, 2018
Commenters on Facebook and Twitter were just as surprised and dumbfounded as the police:
— Don Pablo (@Cl3v3lander216) June 27, 2018
Well that’s new
— … (@las7983) June 27, 2018
And the jokes commenced:
They should have put it under house arrest
— steve allen (@stevolution666) June 27, 2018
I am guessing the winner of the St. Jude Dream House. They don't need this one anymore.
— Rectal Marmalade (@rectalmarmalade) June 27, 2018
Well crap, this mystery is EASY! It was the rocksteady sounds of Madness! ” Our House… “
— Dr.Scotty (@Thunmont) June 27, 2018
Some were reminded of the Wizard of Oz:
Are there some striped socks sticking out??
— Canine distemper (@BarkyMcBark) June 27, 2018
Thank God he did not leave his family along with it
— Adv.r.n.unni (@Unnirn) June 28, 2018
Some commenters offered their own advice to whoever left the house there:
@StaceyNicole330 MOVE YOUR HOUSE!
— Bill Bradshaw (@billbrad216) June 27, 2018
How do you “fire out”?
— Brian Reinhart (@Brian_Reinhart1) June 28, 2018
Check with @ChrissieHynde
— Kevin Morgan (@kfmorgan61) June 27, 2018
Police were unable to locate the owners of the mobile home and had to close the street for a day until they could have it moved.
What life lessons, if any, can be learned from this? Commenters on Facebook had some takeaways:
Let’s just hope that whoever lost their home gets it back. That is, if they still want it: