MOBILE. Ala. (WALA) - A local couple says vandals and trespassers are frustrating their efforts to sell a home in west Mobile. After spending thousands on repairs, the couple decided to invest in surveillance cameras.
This modest three bedroom, two bath house on Rachael Drive could be a dream home for the right family. But, the owners say trespassers and vandals are making it a nightmare for them to sell.
"It's very frustrating to know that you put your time, your money into something like this and then you have someone come over and just totally disrespect your property, damage your property. You feel like you've just been violated," Frank said.
Frank, who didn't want us to use his last name said someone slashed the liner on the swimming pool with a knife. After the incident the couple installed security cameras.
The video shows someone helping himself to the pool after midnight on June 23rd. The man even hams it up for the camera which he obviously knows is watching.
Just a few weeks ago two people show up in a pickup truck. One was wearing swimming trunks and flip flops. He headed right for the pool.
"The guys come in. There's two gentlemen that came in and one of them goes for a swim, diving off the diving board. Can't prove that he cracked it, but the diving board was cracked. I came over immediately," Frank said.
The man in the trunks appeared to attempt to destroy one of the camera's on his way out. Frank said he showed up just minutes after the couple left and discovered the damaged diving board.
"I happened to be viewing it on my cell phone and I saw that it was just facing up at the top of the eaves there so I came over and it was just hanging pointing up," Frank said.
The owners reported both incidence to police and they hope the surveillance pictures will help put an end to unwanted visitors.
"I would hope that they would catch these people, because I would prosecute both of them. I wouldn't hesitate," Frank said.
The only people the owners want to see at the home in the future are those interested in buying.
If you recognize the people in the pictures call Mobile police.
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