Demolition Company Wrecked Wrong Home in Texas

March 24, 2016 Updated: March 24, 2016

When a tornado ripped through Rowlett, Texas, on December 26 last year, destroying or damaging over 400 buildings, Lindsay Diaz survived with her son in a bathtub.

Now, when she was about to decide on repairs of her damaged house, another calamity struck. This time a man-made one.

Billy L. Nabors Demolition of Seagoville came to tear down a house one block away from Diaz’s on Wednesday.

But the map that showed which building to demolish had instead the Diaz’s house marked on it, according to a WFAA report.

How do you make a mistake like this?
— Lindsay Diaz, former home owner

Sure enough, the company followed through and leveled the duplex house Diaz owned together with Alan Cutter.

On Tuesday afternoon Diaz said she received a frantic call from Cutter’s wife saying the house was gone.

“How do you make a mistake like this?” Diaz told WFAA. “I mean, this is just the worst.”

She said she filled out a report with Rowlett police.

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