Despite their successful obstruction of his garage, the town is unable to fight Pelkey's vengeance. Since the finger isn't an ad, it qualifies as art and therefore has greater legal protections. It's Pelkey's constitutional right to flip off his whole town, and they have to just deal with it.
Erecting A 40-Foot Fence Solely To Piss Off A Neighbor
Petty rich people are the closest thing real life gets to Disney villains. Like Charles Crocker, a millionaire living in San Francisco, who in 1876 decided that he needed a giant fence to fuck over a single hard-working immigrant.
Crocker wanted an entire city block for his home, because of course he did, being the villain in a cartoon about the importance of friendship. And he probably would've gotten it, if not for Nicholas Yung, a German immigrant who lived on the same block. While Crocker was able to snatch up all the other property, Yung wouldn't sell. Crocker offered him $6,000, but Yung wanted $12,000. Crocker went to $9,000, but Yung wouldn't budge. Note: In modern San Francisco, these amounts would rent the average studio apartment for about 30 minutes.
Because Crocker hadn't invested in anything like maturity, he decided to build a 40-foot fence on three sides of Yung's property, effectively putting his home in a box. Thanks to this, Yung's entire home probably only got about two hours of direct sunlight, forcing him to apparently use candles to light the place all day. Crocker was so pissed off that he effectively took the center of the Solar System away from Yung.