Demolition crew knock down wrong house

By Drum Digital
19 July 2013

A demolition crew accidentally pulled down the wrong house and left the owner, David Underwood, devastated when he returned with his wife to learn that his $82,000 three-bedroom house no longer exists.

A demolition crew accidentally pulled down the wrong house.

David Underwood was left devastated when he returned to his $82,000 three-bedroom house in Fort Worth, Texas, to find it had been knocked down instead of the property next door, which had been scheduled for demolishment since January.

Speaking to KDFW, he explained: "We came around Silver Creek looking for the lot and my wife said, 'David ... I think the house is gone.' I was like, 'What?' And we looked up there and sure enough, it's gone!

"As we left, I saw two city marshals on patrol and I said, 'Hey, what happened? Somebody tore down our house', And he goes, 'That was your house? Oops'."

The city's code compliance office later confirmed the mistake but David - who works for a company that builds community centres for the poor neighbourhoods - insists his heart-warming job has given him perspective of the error and has agreed not to take any further action.

He said: "I see so much around here, people that need help and have less. It's an accident - let's do what's right and move on."

-Bang Showbiz

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