Landlord flattens home as tenants flee- The Crazy Grinch lives

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Landlord flattens home as tenants flee- The Crazy Grinch lives

I've had a lot of great tenants over the years, and it's those that I'm thankful for- both today and every day. Have there been some clunkers over the years? Yep. Mal-contents? Ditto. But for the most part, I've had a good bunch of folks renting from me- and as I've processed nearly all of my own applications over the years, I really don't have anyone to point the finger of blame towards when good tenant prospects morph into poor tenants.

Pity the poor Grinch here- whose serious mental problems will surely be addressed elsewhere- but also ran across some tenants he just didn't seem to care for anymore.

Landlord flattens home as tenants flee- The Crazy Grinch lives

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/breakingnews/os-bulldozer-eviction-arrest-orange-county-20111123,0,6050694.story

3-day notice? I don't need no stinkin' 3-day notice... You don't need a stupid piece of paper from a guy in a sissy-lookin' black robe when you have a bulldozer!

At or near the top of my "thankful list" today (and most likely on these tenants' lists) is the fact that this former landlord is now simply known as Orange County Corrections Inmate #11044795- and that he's tucked away in the "high bond/no bond" unit this Thanksgiving Day.

For the folks of Whoville and all of us, let's home that's where he stays for a while.

Landlord flattens home as tenants flee- The Crazy Grinch lives

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Rainer
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Mark Delgado
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I think that I've had clients that actually think the same was as this guy does.  Maybe I should add to my list of questions to as potential clients- Do you own a bulldozer?

Nov 24, 2011 03:08 AM #1
Rainmaker
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And God Bless us Everyone!

Thanks for sharing Dennis!

Nov 24, 2011 03:13 AM #2
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
Orlando Property Manager and Realtor

Hi, Mark:  Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Thanksgiving.  I've had a number of clients over the years that have wanted to lock their tenants out, etc.- ones that have had a tough time understanding that whole "constructive eviction" thing.  This guy here failed to understand that, too- yet had a good handle on DEstructive eviction...

Nov 24, 2011 03:26 AM #3
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
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Hi, Patrick:  Thank you for stopping by, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your's...

Nov 24, 2011 03:27 AM #4
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Thomas McCombs
Century 21 HomeStar - Akron, OH

I would be interested in hearing the landlord's side of this. There had to be something going on that caused this man to damage his own property and put himself into the jam he is now in.

I'll bet there are many landlords who have been tempted to take drastic action, although maybe not so extreme.

In any case there are some folks who should not be in the housing provider business. I do not want to jump to judgement, but this guy might be one of them!  Chuckle.

Nov 24, 2011 03:34 AM #5
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
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Hi, Thomas:  Thank you for your comment, and Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.  Hard to know what's been going through this guy's head- although judging by his less-than-jolly mugshot I'd say he's got a bit more woe than we know...

Nov 24, 2011 03:39 AM #6
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Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
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He apparently destroyed his own property by running it over with a bulldozer.  I'm thinking the insurance won't cover that one.   How dumb can someone be?

Nov 24, 2011 11:37 AM #7
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Dennis Burgess
AmeriTeam Property Management - Mid Florida, FL
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Hi, Rob:  Thank you for dropping by, and Happy Thanksgiving.  The funny thing about it is that the guy 1. will probably not be convicted of the silly attempted murder charges, and 2. stands a good chance of using a temporary insanity defense.  Except that he did make a trip home to get the bulldozer and all...never mind- he's toast.

Nov 24, 2011 11:52 AM #8
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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
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This appears to bring a whole new meaning to "Off Road Rage"... depending on the tenants claim that the rent was up-to-date, you have to believe he was having a really off day!  Even if the trailer park had covenants against a yard sale, demolishing your own property was an over the top, cry for attention/help solution to the matter.

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