DETROIT, Mich (WXYZ) - A Detroit mom says thieves continue to break into the vacant home adjacent to her own, but the city won’t do anything about it.
Felicia Seay says she is worried the house, located next to her on Heyden Street, is a health hazard to her husband, 4-year-old son and herself.
Felicia says she and her husband chained the back door to keep thieves out but they keep breaking in. In fact, she says when she leaves or comes home she's worried someone could be in the house watching her.
They even installed a high chain link fence in their yard but it hasn’t allowed her the peace of mind to allow her little boy to play outside.
Felicia says she is emotionally drained and frustrated from the lack of response and that's why she finally called Action News. We called the Mayor's office and they are reportedly checking into it.
At the least, Felicia says the house needs to be boarded up and secured. She says she would really like it torn down.
The city did finally put a blight ticket on the front door with what appears to be the last owner's name on it, but Felicia says nothing else has been done.
Felicia was born and raised in Detroit and says she loves her neighborhood but thinks this is the kind of thing that makes you want to leave.
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