My company handles at least one eviction per day.
I sub all evictions out and I if the sub needs bodies, I'll go. I've been to two evictions this year and both were last week.
One county, contrary to all the other counties, wants everything evicted, every eviction.
Last wed, I was at an eviction and the house was full of trash. You guys see the same houses I see. Some are messy with furniture in it and others just have wrappers in them. This was a complete wrapper house. The sheriff told us he wanted the house clean of all debris and have it bagged on the driveway. I complained and he said thats the rules for his dept.
Last fri, I was at another eviction, same sheriff, same mess but way way more. Something like 50 cu yards of trash. I held up two handfuls of wrappers and asked him, "why are we evicting this again?"
I was on my hands and knees in the kitchen shoving wrappers into a plastic bag and he leaned over me and shouted at the top of his lungs, "shut the **** up! You don't complain to me!"
I stood up and he tried to get chest to chest with me which I squirmed out of the way.* Come back to this point later
He then shouted, "Get the **** out of my eviction" and I started to walk and he again shouted, "You are never allowed at one of our evictions again."
So there you have the story.
On so many levels, this entire thing just pisses me off.
What I have done is filed an online complaint with his dept.
Part of me is worried he could make things bad for me with my client but not sure if he could or not.
Obviously, I'm not going to any more evictions in that county anymore.
I'm not sure if I was wrong or not. I felt like I have a valid complaint. Why evict obvious trash? I also feel I have a right to complain.
*I'm pretty sure if I let this guy bump my chest, we would have had a tussle, which I would have lost in many ways. I have never assaulted a police officer but have seen my share of police brutality and they never lose.
I'm still hot about this and so if this is just venting, thanks for reading.