'No Blight On My Birthday!' Detroiter speaks out about illegal dumping and blight on his block

Posted at 6:22 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 18:22:58-05

DETROIT (WXYZ) — We all know blight is an ugly sight on any given day, especially in your own backyard.

But even worse is when it's on your birthday! So, a proud long-time Detroiter reached out to 7 Action News. He wanted to see if we could help get the blight off his block.

Our Andrea Isom got right on it.

In minutes in came the city’s Buildings, Safety Engineering and Environmental Department and The Detroit Police.

“We encourage citizens to report these types of issues officially with a police report. So, that we can investigate these fully. Eventually you’re going to get caught,” says Lt. Rebecca McKay.

We all teamed up to help right a wrong.

Needless to say, Mr. Wright is having a great birthday.