Area man boarded up in his own house: A new strategy to protect cities?


While Ted Poetsch has lived in the same Minneapolis home for his entire life, he didn't want to be boarded up within its walls. However, on May 12, that's exactly what happened.

Following a protracted battle with the city over foreclosure and the deteriorating state of his property, Poetsch finally ran out of options, and it became clear that he would have to leave. On his last day in his home, he busily packed a few belongings, hoping to save some necessities before he had to leave. However, while he was finishing up his last-minute preparations, inspectors from the city boarded up his windows and doors, imprisoning him inside.