Contractor Demolishes ... the Wrong House
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 18, 2013 2:08 PM CDT
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(Newser) – A demolition company has mistakenly torn down a three-bedroom home in North Texas—rather than the condemned building next-door. David Underwood and his wife placed their Fort Worth house on the market with the intention of moving into the retreat they purchased near the shores of Lake Worth. But when they stopped by to mow the lawn Saturday, they found the home was gone. A slab of foundation remains.

Fort Worth hired the demolition company to raze the neighboring condemned building, and was billed more than $6,000 for the work; the condemned structure remains standing. The demolished lakeside home had been in Underwood's family for decades and Underwood bought it from an aunt earlier this year. He is seeking a settlement from the city. A city spokesman says officials are investigating.

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Jul 19, 2013 7:46 AM CDT
Jul 19, 2013 7:32 AM CDT
Just how stupid and lazy can people be? Did they not even look at the description? Apparently pretty stupid. Welcome to shithole america. I would bet real money it was some fly by night minority owned business looking for a quick buck.
Jul 19, 2013 12:52 AM CDT
Brings to mind an old Heckle and Jeckle cartoon where they too tore down the wrong house. "Just give us a house to wreck, we'll tear it down by heck" Them damn magpies, they was real rascals.