Family finds house bulldozed: “Paperwork and GPS coordinates led the demolition crew”

To Al Byrd and his family, the house contained 2,200 square feet of memories.

His father, Raymond, had built the brick-and-concrete home in 1950 with his bare hands.

Al Byrd of Sandy Springs got a phone call Monday telling him that his family home in Carroll County had been torn down. The steps remain….

“Why did you knock this house down?” Byrd said he asked members of a Marietta demolition company Tuesday morning.

Byrd said a representative of North Georgia Container told him the company was hired by another company, Southern Environmental Services, to raze the home. And that company was hired by Fore Star Property, according to the sheriff’s department report….

Byrd was told paperwork and GPS coordinates led the demolition crew to 11 Byrd Trail. He said no company ever contacted him before leveling the house.

Charlsie Otieno, 60, Al Byrd’s youngest sister, fondly remembers learning her ABCs on the back porch. It was one of the few structures left standing. “This is like a death. It really is.”

The wonders of technology do no good in the hands of fools.

2 thoughts on “Family finds house bulldozed: “Paperwork and GPS coordinates led the demolition crew”

  1. moss says:

    Sue ’em till they learn to verify paperwork.

    Cripes! Suppose the GPS coordinates led them to Sheriffs Headquarters?

    I’ll bet they would have checked before demolition.

  2. Cinaedh says:

    “I’ll bet they would have checked before demolition.”

    Honestly, I don’t believe I’d be brave enough to make that bet myself.

    Stupid is as stupid does and I suspect they’d have simply torn down the Sheriff’s HQ without asking anyone anything or especially thinking about it.

    If they had the paperwork, how could they possibly be wrong?

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