Wrong home demolished in Texas


TEXAS – David Underwood had a hard time finding his home at the weekend.

He and his wife looked high and low for the property that has been in his family for years, thinking that it had vanished into mid air. It turns out in a cruel twist of fate that the wrong house had been levelled by demolition experts and it just so happened to be Mr. Underwood’s house.

“We came around Silver Creek looking for the lot and my wife said, ‘David, I think the house is gone,'” Underwood told the station. “We looked up there and sure enough, it’s gone!”

The property, a three bedroom ranch style home which sat on a lake, had belonged to David’s grandmother. It was almost empty but it was not condemned, unlike the house next door which was the one that was set to be demolished at the time. Instead the demolition crew flattened David’s home which was valued at $82,000 and which he planned on fixing up and moving in to.

All that remains now is the cement foundation.

KDFW reported that Underwood’s neighbor tried to alert city officials when demolition crews showed up at the wrong doorstep on Friday. Apparently, the warning didn’t work.

This is not the first time something like this has happened either, in 2011 a man from Pittsburgh returned from holiday to find his house had been levelled while he was away.

What do you guys think? What would you do if you returned to find that your home had been mistakenly demolished? Let us know in the comment section below.

– Mark



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