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Worth Co. woman tired of eyesore next door

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By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

SYLVESTER, GA (WALB) –Albany isn't the only place dealing with eyesores.

We spoke with a Worth County woman today who is fed up with the mess she's been living next to for the past few months.

Deborah Riner lives on Peafowl Road and when she steps outside her front door she can't help but stare at the big mess next door. 

The mess was caused after three men tore the mobile home down, "I walked over here and said what you guys doing and they said oh someone told us we could knock this down," she said.

She says they did the entire job using their pick-up truck then they spent hours collecting anything of value. "They started getting all the scrap metal and everything they could sell."

After that, she hasn't seen the men again."They promised me they would clean it up and they didn't do it," she said.

She says code enforcement told her husband the property owner had thirty days to clean up the mess.

But while she waits all she can do is stare at the mess, and explain to guests where the mess came from. "They wonder if a tornado hit or something,"

She doesn't know how much more she can take but her biggest concerns is her families health, "I'm scared to walk outside and breath the air because all of this fiberglass is blowing everywhere," she said.

She says she will continue to speak out on the mess until its cleaned up, and she can return to her life before the mess.

The Code Enforcement Officer says he's been in touch with the property owner and they have until next week to clean it up. If they fail to do so they will be issued a citation.

Code enforcement may give the owner an extension if clean up starts by next week.

If you see anyone tearing down a home like that you should call the Sheriff's office to report it.

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