Yet another reason to hire a house-sitter: TEARDOWNS!


Well, this is pretty terrifying.

In traditional snowbird fashion, a Long Island man closed up his house and headed south, recovering from knee surgery in Florida’s sunny climes.

While he was gone, the town council decided his home was abandoned and tore it down. All of his personal possessions are gone as well, poof, vanished.

Town officials said they considered the seemingly abandoned home dangerous, and that tearing it down was their way of keeping “zombie” homes from hanging around. Besides, officials said, they made every attempt to contact the homeowner about its impending doom, following “all proper procedures” and notifying him with repeated registered letters dating back to last October. The house was torn down in May.

Registered letters? Did they also send smoke signals and a pony express?


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