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    Default Homeowner Says Crews Demolished Wrong House

    I guess this isn't as bad as a doctor amputating the wrong leg, put it's right up there. This poor guys dad built his home. Jesus, I would be quite pissed.


    Posted: 3:43 pm EDT June 10, 2009Updated: 6:00 pm EDT June 10, 2009
    CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. -- This is a story that may leave you shaking your head.

    A Sandy Springs man got a phone call Monday that his family home in Carroll County was gone. Torn down. Demolished.

    “We had heirlooms in there…my mom’s dining room set…her hutch with her dishes in there,” said homeowner Al Byrd.

    Byrd said he cannot believe his eyes.

    The house his father built, brick by brick, with his own hands has been mysteriously demolished.

    “You can’t imagine. It’s just incredulous that something like this can happen and no one contact the owner,” said Byrd.

    Byrd grew up in the home with his nine brothers and sisters. It’s a three bedroom house on a little road bearing his family’s name.

    “We were taught that you could do anything that you wanted to do as long as you were willing to work hard and pay the price,” said Byrd.

    Byrd’s cousin shot video Monday of a bulldozer in the yard of the house with dumpsters loaded with rubble.

    The demolition company said it had paperwork.

    “I said, ‘Paperwork for what?’ and he said, ‘For the house, to demolish the house.’ I said, ‘I’m the owner of the house, I haven’t given anybody any authority to demolish this house,’” said Byrd.

    Channel 2 Action News reporter Jovita Moore asked Byrd if the demolition company had an address.

    “I said, ‘What address did you have?’ and he said, ‘They sent me some GPS coordinates.’ I said, ‘Don’t you have an address?’ (and) he said, ‘Yes, my GPS coordinates led me right to this address here and this house was described,’” said Byrd.

    Byrd said he suspects the intended target was actually across the road.

    Byrd said his house held decades of memories. While he was talking to Moore, the enormity of what is now gone appeared to set in. Byrd could hardly speak.

    The man who cuts the grass told Byrd about a month ago that the power box was missing and there were holes punched into the walls. They both thought it was vandalism. Now, Byrd believes it was part of the preparation for the demolition.

    The demolition was done by a Marietta company who told Byrd it was hired by a company out of Texas. Moore tried to contact the Texas company, but her calls have not been returned.
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    damn...i don't even know what to say except this right up there the biggest fuck ups that can happen....
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    GPS coordinates????? WTF???

    Idiots. Can you say lawsuit?
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    Lawsuit indeed, and it would probably be a slamdunk for the plaintiff - but damn. No court victory can replace that house. All the memories.

    I try to imagine something like this happening to my grandfathers house where we all lived in during the early 70's. I can feel the anguish.
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    on top of the lawsuit, someone should be going to jail for this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by it's me View Post
    on top of the lawsuit, someone should be going to jail for this.
    it would certainly seem that way.
    Stay out of it, dude.


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    That definitely sucks. I feel bad for the guy.
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    phone call at the end (featuring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne) doesn't exactly involve demolishing the wrong house, but it's along the same line of accidents...

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    Quick get Ty Pennington on the phone, we can smooth this out...
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