Local Facebook really is something else. Here’s the saga of the barefoot runner and “I Love NE Minneapolis.” You might want to sit down for this. 

An irate “competitive barefoot runner” took to his neighborhood Facebook group to complain about the abundance of acorns littering the sidewalks. 

“This makes my training sessions very difficult,” he posted. “So this is just a friendly reminder to please keep your sidewalks clear of any acorns or other debris that might injure those whom are active members of the barefoot running community, including myself.” 

Then he passive aggressively dropped the possibility of filing a complaint to the city, before closing with a chipper “Peace and Love!” 

As you can imagine, people couldn’t possibly take the post seriously. 

“If only there were something you could put on your feet to protect acorns and other debris,” one Minneapolis resident commented. 

Someone suggested running with a leaf blower. Another suggested running with squirrels. Many straight up refused to sweep their sidewalks so that one person could run. 

But it appears the OP wasn’t joking about reporting the group. He posted a screenshot of his complaint and said that although he wanted to “resolve this in a neighborly fashion,” and that the “threatening and hostile nature” of fellow group members pushed him over the edge. 

“Unfortunately you have all forced my hand,” he responded, like a medieval king on a power trip. 

In the screenshot of the code violation report he wrote, “poorly maintained sidewalks littered with acorns, as well as cyber-bullying and threats from the community.” 

As @alex_cono — the hero who managed to grab all of these screenshots — noted, the OP has a history of passive aggressive neighborhood posts. In a previous post, he referred to his significant other as his “soul partner” and asked if anyone else knew of “SERIOUS” unicycling communities. 

It’s possible that he’s just a troll, but knowing the shenanigans and spats that go down on Nextdoor, this barefoot runner could actually be mad that people aren’t sweeping their sidewalks for him. 

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