"He also installed a gravity flow system that would allow a firetruck—his or the fire department's—to tap into his in-ground swimming pool.
"'Personally, if my house caught on fire, I wouldn't want this guy on my property,'" said neighbor Audrey Mitchell, who is no relation, ticking off a list of at least four local fire departments that could come to their aid. 'Why would I want his dirty pool water?'"
Here's the thing--in this story, I wouldn't want you on my property even if my house was on fire isn't rhetorical, or a kiss-off. That's actually what the debate is about.