UPDATE [5 p.m.]: The homeowner reached out Friday afternoon and said a crew returned to remove the crosswalk.
ORIGINAL STORY: A man was shocked Wednesday afternoon when he came home from work to find a new crosswalk painted on his street that leads pedestrians directly into his northwest Atlanta driveway.
“It’s ridiculous. It makes no sense. It’s one of the craziest things you’ve ever seen,” a baffled Matthew Miller said of the addition to his Argyle Lane home. “I sort of felt like I’d been punked.”
Surveillance footage from Miller’s security camera shows a group of workers painting the crosswalk while he was away.
But Miller told Channel 2 Action News no one will own up to the new crosswalk.
The city of Atlanta says its employees didn’t do it and the builder of the West Highlands subdivision — Brock Built Homes — said it wasn’t them, either.
Miller said from a security standpoint, the crosswalk puts undue attention on his home. He also said it poses safety concerns for anyone who may be walking into his driveway as he backs out.
“Someone had to authorize this,” Miller said. “I’d like to see the error fixed.”