December 6, 2023

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“There’s somebody over right here who simply demolished the entire home and tore all of it down,” a neighbor reportedly instructed Susan Hodgson by telephone.

On this photograph offered by Susan Hodgson, her mistakenly demolished household house sits in a pile of lumber and particles in southwest Atlanta, Georgia, on Sept. 15, 2023. Susan Hodgson through AP

ATLANTA (AP) — A house owner is mulling the following step after an organization mistakenly demolished a house she owned in southwest Atlanta.

Susan Hodgson stated in an interview Saturday with The Related Press that she discovered a pile of rubble instead of what was once her longtime household property when she returned from trip final month.

“I’m livid,” Hodgson stated. “I preserve waking up considering, ‘Is that this all a joke or one thing?’ I’m simply in shock.”

She stated a neighbor referred to as her whereas she was away and requested if somebody had been employed to tear down the vacant home.

“I stated ‘no’ and he or she stated, ‘Properly, there’s somebody over right here who simply demolished the entire home and tore all of it down,’” Hodgson recalled.

When the neighbor confronted them, Hodgson stated, the employees acquired nasty.

“He instructed her to close up and thoughts her personal enterprise,” Hodgson stated.

She despatched a member of the family over to see what was happening and who requested to see a allow. When an individual in cost on the website checked his allow, Hodgson stated he admitted he was on the mistaken handle.

“It’s been boarded up about 15 years, and we preserve it boarded, coated, grass minimize, and the yard is clear,” she stated. “The taxes are paid and every thing is up on it.”

Hodgson stated she’s filed a report with police and has talked with attorneys however that they continue to be in limbo up to now.

“We’re nonetheless on this strategy of determining what to do,” she stated. “We preserve urgent in several instructions to see if one thing goes to occur.”

To this present day, she stated the Atlanta-based firm accountable, You Name It We Haul It, has but to contact her.

“How do individuals simply go up and tear any individual’s property down after which simply drive off?” Hodgson stated. “How can they suppose that’s OK? I simply want he would come repair the issue that he precipitated.

“It’s simply arduous to consider somebody thinks they’ve the best to only come and tear one thing up and stroll away from it and didn’t come again and say ‘I’m sorry. What do I have to do to repair this? It was an accident.’ They didn’t give me nothing.”

The corporate didn’t instantly return a phone message left Saturday. In a press release to WAGA-TV, the corporate stated it’s investigating and dealing to resolve the mishap.

Related Press author Chevel Johnson Rodrigue contributed to this report from New Orleans.