City Officials Deem East Side Home Too Filthy

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Among the flowers and manicured lawns in the 1600 block of  Rose View Drive sits a home that brought out a full force of police and city inspectors.

"They donned white suits and masks and they went in the house," said neighbor Barbara Siberstein.

Siberstein has lived on this street more than 40 years.  

She says she knows the couple who bought the house many years ago and their son who owns it now.

"He was an only child, had red curly hair. Good looking kid," said Siberstein

But as an adult, she says, he let the home go.

The walkway leading to front door, leads to a porch filled with trash.

And the driveway is filled with cars, neighbors say, haven't been moved in years.

“He drives a car and then when it breaks down he parks it and then he gets another car,” said Siberstein “And the neighbors have been trying to get rid of these four cars over there."

The City of Columbus’ Department of Development says based on what it found inside the home - it was immediately declared uninhabitable.

And the homeowner was ordered to leave right away.

The process forces the homeowner to begin to clean up the mess inside and outside of the home.

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