Worst Foreclosed Home Vandalism Ever?

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We don't expect foreclosed homes to be in mint condition, but what Tom Moon of Pacific Moon Real Estate saw when he walked through the doors of a 3,000-square-foot bank-owned home in Huntington Beach, Calif., was perhaps the worst case of home vandalism ever. Most walls in the house were splattered in mold, a second floor caved in from a hefty pile of wet clothes, and chemicals and cement clogged the drains, reported the Orange County Register.

This was the worst example of "malicious vandalism" the 30-year veteran agent says he has seen, as vandals caused more than $250,000 in damage to the two-story home that was previously valued at more than $1.78 million when it went up for auction last year. Ownership reverted to the bank when no one purchased it, but even at that time no one knew of the damages that awaited therein. (Pictured)

Water had been left running in the Jacuzzi bathtub, perhaps in hopes of flooding the place, and appliances had been removed. Police had no leads as to who caused the damage, and it's all water under the tiles now, as far as Moon is concerned, but it's a good lesson for buyers of foreclosures, he told AOL Real Estate.