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Man Accused of Switching Addresses To Save His Home From Demolition

The neighbors of the demolished home are relieved, saying the home was "an eyesore with broken windows."

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    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.