Detectives in Michigan are investigating the alleged swapping of address numbers that led to the wrong house being torn down, reports ABC 7 Action News.
The homeowner of a house slated for demolition is accused of changing the address numbers with the house next door. A man only named as Mike, who owns the house that wasn't supposed to be torn down (but was) told 7 Action News he was planning on renting it out in October and hopes the city of Pontiac will buy him a new home.
The neighbors of the demolished home are relieved, saying the home was "an eyesore with broken windows." Apparantly there were also squatters living in the home.
"When I heard they tore down the house on accident I wanted to give them a twelve pack of beer. I was that happy," said neighbor Fred Sargent, adding that "if anybody was going to rent that out, it had to be a crackhead."
Crews returned later that day to destroy the correct home.
Read the full story on ABC 7 Action News.