Man: Wrong house demolished

CARROLL, Ga., June 11 (UPI) -- A Georgia man said he received a phone call saying the three-bedroom house his father built had been successfully demolished -- by mistake.

Al Byrd said he was shocked when the Marietta demolition company told him the Carroll house, which was vacant but filled with family heirlooms, had been destroyed, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported Thursday.


"It's just incredulous that something like this can happen and no one contacts the owner," Byrd said.

He said the demolition company told him the work crew's paperwork and GPS coordinates had led them to the home. He theorized the vacant house across the street was the house sought by the company.

"We had heirlooms in there," Byrd said. "My mom's dining room set, her hutch with her dishes in there."

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