Some residents who live in the northwest part of Seattle's Ballard neighborhood have been engaged in a tense standoff recently with Charles Woodward, also known as Lawnmower Man, in a dispute that neighbors are threatening to take to court.
The two sides are at odds because Woodward has lined up nearly two dozen lawnmowers at the corner of 8th Avenue NW and 49th Street, impeding access on the sidewalk for pedestrians. He also has three parked cars and two wooden sheds at the site.
Woodward has staked out the corner and is known to blast music from his corner or produce a loud mechanical grating noise. When asked by area residents to turn down the music or tone down the noise, they are met with expletive-laden tirades from Woodward, they say.