VIDEO: Man says he wasn't illegally dumping

Posted at 5:52 PM, Dec 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-22 17:53:06-05

When household contents were discovered in a pile behind a vacant house, 7 Action News reporter Ronnie Dahl set out to find out how it got there.

Mail in the debris pile gave an address on Faust Street.  7 Action News stopped by the house and found it empty. 

It had recently been sold after the former owner passed away. 

The new owner said a company was hired to clear out the house and properly dispose of the contents.The company?  Rapid Response run by Demetrius Brown, who it turn outs lives a block away from the abandoned house where the debris pile was discovered.

How did he explain what happened?  Why did he clean up the mess? 

Click on the video player to watch Ronnie Dahl's full report.

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You can report illegal scrapping, illegal dumping or graffiti by calling the Detroit Police tip line, 313-235-4359 or by emailing

The dumping was discovered by Jonathan Pommerville, who has gained a following on social media thru his YouTube channel, Fochnut. He shames people doing dirty deeds in his neighborhood.