Rian White of East Hampton, N.Y., Angers Neighbors By Telling People to Throw Paint on His House

Rian White East Hampton, N.Y., Throw Paint  His House

We've seen some bad paint jobs on houses before, but this one might be the worst.

Rian White (pictured below) of East Hampton, N.Y., did some rabble rousing when he asked anyone and everyone for "help" painting his house. In a move that angered neighbors, White put up a sign outside of his home, reading: "Help paint a starving artists [sic] house. Throw a pint." His house -- windows and glass door included -- is now covered in splashes of paint (pictured above).

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I am siding, hear me roar.

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The "Hello, Kitty" theme just makes us want to say goodbye.

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The inadvisable salmon-and-chartreuse combo aside, what on earth is that thing on the garage door?

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Though the hot-pink exterior of this brownstone is kinda cute, it does stick out like a sore thumb.

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It's like tie-dye for houses!

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This place is so shocking, you can't stop looking at it -- and that's exactly the point. In exchange for turning your home into a billboard for the company, marketing firm Brainiacs from Mars will pay your mortgage. Looks like the owners of this home took the deal. Maybe the place looks better from Mars. 

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Hmmm, looks like a bank-owned property now.

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From an airplane, this Mexican village probably looks like a giant Gay Pride flag.

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Let's just say we're not envious of this green.

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We hope the princess living in this house is lovelier than the house itself.

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We actually dig these digs. Just make sure not to look directly at it in the daytime.

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Does the maker of Skittles live here?

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"It degrades the whole neighborhood," Tim Lee, White's neighbor, told East Hampton Patch. "Everybody's property value goes down. Would you buy a house next to him?"

Officials have issued notices of violation to White over the state of his property dating back to February. White didn't respond, and he is now due in court.

Rian White East Hampton, N.Y., Throw Paint  His HouseWhite went through a similar saga in 2009. After years of court battles between 2002 and 2009, town officials sent in a crew to clean up his yard, which was full of old boats, cars, tires and other knick-knacks. The town fined White $5,000 for the clean up.

Read the whole story on East Hampton Patch.

Though it appears that White isn't being malicious, he does remind us of some other stories of the proverbial "neighbor from hell." Last year, AOL Real Estate reported on a neighbor trying to sabotage the sale of a home next door by displaying all of the reasons he'd make a terrible neighbor. And in June, a woman was sentenced to 90 days in jail for harassing her neighbors despite a restraining order.

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