View Full Version : So I found out my old house burned down...


Andrew_Pakula
11-07-2008, 11:32 AM
Almost a year ago I bought a house and moved out of a house that I had rented for a few years. The house I had rented was a small older house in Toronto. The landlord was some Italian guy that never did any maintenance on the place, he just collected the checks and basically sort of let the place go. A few months before we moved away we started getting collection guys and bailiff's coming to our door looking for our landlord. Apparently he hadn't paid any of his property taxes for a few years and I think he also defaulted on a few mortgages he had on some other properties so there was people trying to track him down. Due to this I basically stopped paying him and skipped out on paying him rent for almost 3 months.

Once we left the house it basically set vacant / abandoned for almost a year now. He did not try to rent it again nor did he try to sell the property. I drove by the old place a few times through out the year just checking to see if there was any mail for me that got sent to the old address still. Each time I visited the place it looked exactly the same way I had left it many months ago only now the place definitely looked abandoned as the grass was like 5 feet high.

Then this past weekend I was having a beer and playing pool at a bar near my new place and the waitress who was also from my old neighborhood asked me if I had heard about the fire in that area. She did not know what burned down but said a building had burned down there and it was on the local news. I took a look online for an article but couldn't find anything.

So after the Pumpkins show in Toronto on Monday out of curiosity I decided to swing by the area just to see what burned down. Nothing obvious at first as I drove down the main streets in the area so I decided to drive by the old house.

Sure enough the old house that I had rented was partially burned down. All the windows were boarded up now and there was a tarp over the entire roof as it looked like it had partially collapsed.

I found out later this week from my old neighbor that it was definitely arson, he told me that just by chance he had woke up to take a piss around 4am and just happened to glance outside and noticed light coming from one of the windows next door. Knowing that nobody was supposed to be there it was obviously suspicious, sure enough it was a fire and he called 911.

When the fire department was done putting out the fire they said the walls were all spray painted inside and there was evidence someone may have been squatting in there. I can't really say I am surprised, given the problems my landlord appeared to be having I had a feeling something bad was going to happen to that place.

ChristHimself!
11-07-2008, 11:35 AM
devil worshippers dude

waltermcphilp
11-07-2008, 11:44 AM
so you were the last known tenant, you skipped out on a few months rent, and randomly "checked in the on house". sounds like the makings of a prime suspect.

topleybird
11-07-2008, 01:16 PM
I'll get you next time, asshole

sickbadthing
11-07-2008, 01:44 PM
devil worshippers dude

http://www.kweberart.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/Walterweb.jpg.w300h389.jpg

wHATcOLOR
11-07-2008, 01:57 PM
you bought a house? are donators considered shareholders of this house? you son of a bitch!!

Andrew_Pakula
11-07-2008, 02:00 PM
so you were the last known tenant, you skipped out on a few months rent, and randomly "checked in the on house". sounds like the makings of a prime suspect.

No one has contacted me, haven't heard from the police or fire department. I haven't set foot physically inside the place since Dec. 1 2007, I've only come by a few times to check the mail box to see if there was any mail still being sent there.

???
11-07-2008, 04:31 PM
insurance scam?

duovamp
11-07-2008, 04:39 PM
^Clearly.

On a barely related note, do you still have that IS300? I'm still pissed my friend sold his. :(

Brute Squad
11-07-2008, 05:19 PM
http://www.kweberart.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/.pond/Walterweb.jpg.w300h389.jpg

<img src=http://forums.netphoria.org/customavatars/avatar2361_1.gif>

Andrew_Pakula
11-07-2008, 05:21 PM
On a barely related note, do you still have that IS300? I'm still pissed my friend sold his. :(

Yes I still have it

better than new
11-07-2008, 07:53 PM
If this ridiculous windows error message sound ad doesn't stop I'm going to be forced by insanity to burn down your current residence.


edit: paying removes that shit as well, correct?

The Jesus
11-07-2008, 07:55 PM
Create a permalink to your old house.

duovamp
11-07-2008, 08:01 PM
Yes I still have it

Fuck yeah. :rockon:

noyen
11-07-2008, 09:08 PM
i wonder if santa claus died in that fire.

Andrew_Pakula
11-08-2008, 11:46 PM
Here are a few pictures

http://forums.netphoria.org/attachments/f7/33218d1226205916-so-i-found-out-my-old-house-burned-down-house1.jpg

http://forums.netphoria.org/attachments/f7/33219d1226205927-so-i-found-out-my-old-house-burned-down-house2.jpg

http://forums.netphoria.org/attachments/f7/33220d1226205937-so-i-found-out-my-old-house-burned-down-house3.jpg

http://forums.netphoria.org/attachments/f7/33221d1226205944-so-i-found-out-my-old-house-burned-down-house4.jpg

Mo
11-08-2008, 11:59 PM
That's not exactly "burned down", eh?

Hate the Hater
11-09-2008, 12:00 AM
looks like the cook fell asleep in the lab.

Andrew_Pakula
11-09-2008, 12:12 AM
Not burned to the ground but the roof is mostly collapsed. If the neighbor hadn't woke up to take a piss then it would have burned down completely.

wHATcOLOR
11-09-2008, 12:53 AM
looks like a piece of shit, fire or no

Andrew_Pakula
11-09-2008, 10:45 AM
It was sitting abandoned for a year

mickyshambles
11-09-2008, 07:25 PM
you ruined the end of the story by giving it that title. i still enjoyed the first few chapters, though.

Mablak
11-09-2008, 08:24 PM
Think about how many millions of netphorians there are out there Pakula, many of whom have a grudge against you, they're getting closer and closer. Maybe if you issued a public apology for some of the things you've done, this would all go away.

better than new
11-10-2008, 12:30 AM
Think about how many millions of netphorians there are out there Pakula, many of whom have a grudge against you, they're getting closer and closer. Maybe if you issued a public apology for some of the things you've done, this would all go away.

Burning down someone's former place of residence is a strange way to get a point across.

yo soy el mejor
11-11-2008, 11:49 AM
thats what you get, man.

mxzombie
08-19-2013, 11:36 PM
can u reupload the pics