Final Episode: The Pool, the Pipes and the Cop

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A couple of weeks ago I told about a police officer and his wife who abandoned a house 20 months early, leaving the house and pool without utilities in the worst arctic freeze in DFW history since 1990. Wind chills were between 0 and -10 degrees for 10 days in a row. The pool pump froze and so did all of the pipes in the house.

We had no warning. Only an email came to us from the officer’s wife on the same day of the freeze telling us that the utilities were off, the house was vacant and they wanted their security deposit back. You can read the full story here.

We filed a suit for damages. It took more than 2 years before the case was heard, just recently, on August 28th, 2012. More than 900 photos were available to the judge to show condition before, during and after the tenants abandoned the house. It was an easy case that took a long time to be heard. Judgment was ruled in our favor.

Until next time,

Cary

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