Disgruntled homeowner protests shoddy kitchen remodel with Cold War-era weapon: 'Pay me back'

 A British man angry at how poorly his kitchen was allegedly renovated is protesting the work by parking a Cold War-era weapon in the parking lot of a home improvement store — and It is refusing to move.

"I intend to hold out for justice as long as I can. I find it strange that the Wiccans can choose which part of the law they will follow. The tank is there as a peaceful protest if they want to." That it should be transferred, so there's a step there. Simple solution: Give me back what I have and what I've spent out of pocket," said Paul Gibbons, 63, from the U.K. Said about his protest against the home improvement store chain Vicks.

Gibbons said their kitchen ordeal began in February last year, when Wickes installed a new kitchen in her Kingsclere home for £25,000, or about $31,700. He told British media that he had explored other home improvement shops and contractors before settling on Wicks to carry out the work.

Placeholder Gibbons argued that she was left with a nightmare kitchen that led to mold growing under her sink, drawers that wouldn't close, and a drawer that almost fell on her dog.

“The finish as a whole is very poor, and half of the kitchen is not up to par as it should be. I agreed to the contract and was told there would be two weeks of work, and 10 months later I still have a kitchen left "I can't even use it the way you should," he said in December, according to the Telegraph.

He said the store had not fixed the allegedly defective kitchen, and that he was "making a stand" by parking a decommissioned 1963 Abbott self-propelled gun outside the Wickes location in Basingstoke.

"The worst thing about it is that Wickes refuses to accept that the quality of the kitchen is nowhere near the standard it should be," he said late last year. "People should be dealing with these issues when they come up rather than avoiding them, and I'm just taking a stance to say that's not right."

Gibbons said he borrowed the Cannon piece from a friend who lends vehicles to people protesting big stores, and parked it outside the store on December 27. He is demanding his money back from the store.

The sign on the vehicle reads, "Warning, Incompetent, Complacent Kitchen Equipment Supplier."

This month, Gibbons said a note was posted on the gun warning that it would be removed "within 14 days" by January 23.

As SWNS reports, the note said, "We have been notified of this vehicle/item as abandoned and/or not having valid road tax and have removed it within 14 days of the issue of this notice Will go.”

"If this vehicle has not been abandoned, please contact us immediately at the number below and/or arrange for it to be removed from the site."

If it is not removed, the vehicle will reportedly be "sold or destroyed."

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Gibbons retorted, saying he had no intention of taking the vehicle until he got the money back. He said he plans to contact local police if the store attempts to remove or destroy the vehicle.

"I'm not expecting huge amounts of compensation, I just want to get back to where I was last year when this debacle started," he said, according to SWNS.

A Vicks spokesperson previously told local outlets that they are aware of the vehicle issue and are working "to resolve the issue."

"We are aware of the situation at the Basingstoke store and would like to apologize for any inconvenience caused to shoppers visiting the store today," the spokesperson said. "Our Customer Relations team is in contact with the customer to discuss installation and help resolve the issue."

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