While your passing them out or still at your lawn site? Today, my employee on the mower was about 10-15 minutes from completion in a more upscale NJ development. So i throw on my roller blades (how i usually pass out my fancy color mailbox flyers) and off i go. I go basically in a big look real quick taking about ~10 minutes. I pass out 35 flyers and on my way back to the lawn i just cut, about 4 houses down is a guy with a backpack blower in someones back yard. His old beatup rack/box body gmc truck and shabby open trailer is sitting in the wide road and which looks like hes getting done cutting a lawn. I figure its just some other company "landscape etc" or whatever the name was, so i dont put a flyer in that mailbox and continue on my way with another ~5 flyers till i get back to the house im cutting. 5 minutes later, the guy is walking down the road with the backpack blower pulling all my flyers out, he gets now right Across the street from the lawn im doing and i start to walk over to him, so he says, "here you want these back?, Theyre already taken care of". What stumped me is that i know for a fact that another large company 3 weeks ago was cutting the one across the street and did last year too.. and where did this little single crew company/guy come from having "5" 1.5 acre properties damn near in a row? He also cuts the one right next door to the one i was doing and i KNOW all of last year they had some other guy come out with a toro ZTR, younger white guy doing that lawn.. Im thinking maybe the large company across the street from my lawn is selling off lawn accounts to little guys or something. The guy must have been there for hours working on these lawns because when i pulled up to do my clients lawn, the grass in the road next door looked almost like it was cut yesterday so it was sitting there for hours before he blew off the streets and driveways. It wasnt so much the fact he took off the flyers from the lawns he was cutting, as much as to do it after he saw me go by and that i was still there. I myself would probably take them off one of my clients mail box, but then i thought about it, it probably wouldnt bother me because most flyers i see are pretty "shiatty" to say the least and im not worried about my clients seeing that and dropping my services because of it. My flyer is a full color double sided sheet and is pretty intimidating to other LCOs, especially little guys i guess. Now if he went down the entire street pulling off my flyers i would have just called the cops. I think over the weekend ill go around to all them and put flyers in their front door Seems the guy thinks hes got something to loose i guess.