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Man finds house stripped (video)

Warren home condemned; owner complains about police

June 26, 2013

WARREN — Retired General Motors worker Ronald Harris spent Monday afternoon covered with sweat from boarding up his property at 214 Nevada Ave. N.W....

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Jun-28-13 7:01 PM

Well old Bruce sure hasn't changed, he would complain if they hung him with a new rope. I know that house and it wasn't in that good of condition, when he lived in it years ago. Regardless though it belonged to him, and nobody should have the right to strip it. But he should of just sold it before he moved out of the area years ago. It was worth more 7 years ago, than what it's worth today. You snooze, you lose Bruce. Have a good day.

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Jun-28-13 12:29 AM

We should all look out for our neighbor's property.

No one has the right to get into another person's stuff whether they are standing guard or not.

Them we stopped blaming the victim and supported property rights.

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Jun-27-13 4:48 PM

Since when is a homeowner not responsible for their property? Why would he even think that falls on the Police Department? Sometimes people still amaze me and their sense of entitlement.

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Jun-27-13 12:56 PM

This guy was unwilling to maintain his property and apparently unwilling to sell. And this is the police departments fault?

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Jun-27-13 9:37 AM

If the city is attempting to get $10,000 bonds on empty houses would this house have qualified? It sounds on the surface like it might be a good idea. Absentee owner or mortgage company, owners should be responsible for maintaining their property. It doesn't excuse crime by the lowlife looking for drug money. But police are busy and can't watch all unoccupied buildings.

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Jun-26-13 10:59 PM

This guy is definitely part of problem, not the solution. Can't believe this was even in the paper.

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Jun-26-13 9:19 PM

Would someone please tell this slumlord that this ain't the 1970's ? As far as I am concerned he deserves to live in Tennessee for being so stupid.Even rental owners who live in the area do more than rely upon the local police department to watch over their own vacant properties.There was a day when folks watched out for one another no matter where they went or for how long...those days are gone.I suppose readers ought to fell badly for the owner.Is that what this was all about? because I don't.We are having a hard enough time tracking down delinquent owners to have their dwellings razed-even the banks don't want the liability.This is a non-story.

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Jun-26-13 6:10 PM

That Area is Drug infected hood rats. That doesnt give them the right to take and destroys peoples stuff. You need to watch out for your neighbors the police sure wont. It doesnt matter if he left it empty or rented out. Its his Property No one has that right. Warren makes me sick what it has become in the name of Drugs

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Jun-26-13 5:46 PM

The house and property has sat empty and unmaintained during that time -- that is why it is condemned. He deserves what he got for not taking care of his property.

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Jun-26-13 3:51 PM

Like these lowlifes really care that it is unacceptable behavior.

Did this "victim" even care enough about his own property to have property insurance?

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Jun-26-13 3:30 PM

How about a little outrage towards the flipping pond scum that invaded this man's private property?

What these low-lifes did was unacceptable by anyone's standards and all many folks do is blame the victim.

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Jun-26-13 2:40 PM

Let me get this straight.. You moved, decided to leave the house vacant for 7 YEARS and now your upset that its torn up and the city wants you to do something with it... Really? WOW.

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Jun-26-13 11:25 AM

w pahoot & gang on this one

what do he think gonna happen ?

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Jun-26-13 10:22 AM

This guy is a petulant idiot. Blaming everybody but yourself for your house going to S@#$@ from hundreds of miles away.

Cops aren't going to babysit your house because you're too cheap to install a security device or alarm system.

This guy falls under the category of people that drop their kids off at the mall so the mall can babysit them then blame mall security if anything happened.

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Jun-26-13 10:14 AM

Retired from GM and complaining how much he had to spend to board up his own home. How about a home alarm system for $1 a day. Vacant homes are only person was harmed or threatened. It is not up to the Warren PD to patrol vacant homes in Warren. They have more important things to do. They are needed to protect citizens, take care of thugs, etc....not to watch over vacant homes.

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Jun-26-13 9:45 AM

He should have boarded up the house years ago. You can't leave a house empty on Nevada NW without taking some sort of precautsions - that's a bad area. Or he should have sold it or rented it out. Something. But don't come back years later and complain that the house is ruined. It's Warren - don't act surprised and mad at this point.

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