A local Dunedin man’s decision to change his Facebook profile image to a picture of the Grim Reaper smoking a joint and flipping the bird has sent ripples through the community, with many locals afraid to leave their houses.
Builder Daine Austin’s decision to remove his old profile picture, a selfie of himself with his pitbull Bella, and replace it with a devil-may-care image, highlighting his ‘don’t give a fuck’ attitude has already seen the suburb’s house prices fall by 15%.
“Look, I’m the kinda guy who wears his heart on his sleeve, and is proud of it,” said Austin to DUFP reporters.
“If they can’t handle my realness, then that’s their problem!”
At the time of reporting, several neighbours had taken to boarding up their houses, arming themselves, and praying for a swift and merciful end to their suffering.
Austin went on to confirm that he planned to get several new tattoos in the coming weeks.
“Yeah, gonna get a naked chick straddling a Mustang on my bicep and the band Five Finger Death Punch all across my back.”
“Shit’s gonna be so sick!”