Saturday, September 28, 2013

The Colony Office Burned Down

This Wednesday I drove by the Colony apartments, where I used to live, and this is what I saw.   The whole front office was charred...a giant burned whole in the roof.  

I asked one of the maintenance people there what had happened, and they said it was a disgruntled tenant.  I looked it up later...the lady who did looked familiar but if I knew her it wasn't well.  I gather they caught her on security camera, even though she tried to cover it up.   Some other residents tried to put it out but it had gotten too big by the time they noticed it.   It was in the middle of the night so no one was in the office at the time.  One firefighter was injured fighting the blaze.  All this happened back in early August, so this is old news, but new to me.

Now, here's the kicker (and this is just heresay), but I talked with someone at a nearby business about it and they say that she went to jail, served her time, got out, AND STILL LIVES THERE.  Really?  That doesn't get you evicted?  YIKES!

Now, I understand being disgruntled.   We lived there for several years, and maintenance was horrible.  We had stairs that were literally crumbling, and they weren't fixed for nearly a year (I sent in a request when I first noticed the cracks, and by the time they finally fixed it one of the steps had completely fallen away and we had been skipping over that step for at least a month).  They are lucky that me or my kids didn't get hurt because of it...'cause I would have sued (and I'm not one to do that lightly).

But, still, I don't think what she did was right.  There are better ways to handle things like that.

Anyways, here's a close up of the damage.  Dang.

More on this at:

WacoTrib - Probably the most detailed account

KXXV  - The comment are interesting on this one.  One resident posted that they sent everyone letters saying their rent was late 3 days after this.  Nice.

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