Abandoned house is scaring neighbors

Reported by Mika Highsmith email
Posted by Kate Oatis email

TOLEDO (WTOL) - Cheryl Boone is getting accustomed to her new home, but she can't get used to the eyesore next door.

It's an abandoned home, but neighbors say it's far from vacant. They claim people are living in the house on the 1300 block of East Broadway in east Toledo. The front is secure but walk around the side and it's wide open, which makes this home a little to close for comfort.

Concerned for their safety, they're turning to Call 11 for Action problem solver Mika Highsmith.

"I had to call the police other night because I heard them kick the door in," Boone said.

She fears "someone going in there trying to start a fire to keep warm and my house burns."

Boone said she called the city and was told it would take them two weeks to check it out.

Mika got involved, and, sure enough, a crew was sent right out there to board up that side door.

If you have a similar complaint give the city a call at 419-936-2020.