Moorhead home built in 1896 trashed after tenant received eviction notice

With smashed out windows, holes in the walls and blood on the floor, landlords are out thousands of dollars after a renter trashed a more than century-old home in Moorhead.

The landlord of this Moorhead house build in the 1800s claims a tenant caused a large amount of damage to the unit they were renting.
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MOORHEAD — The list of damage goes on and on. Building owner Gary Mhyre said the woman renting the unit at the Seventh Street South 4-plex did not pay rent for three months. Shortly after starting the eviction process, Myhre said she left the place in shambles.

Dozens of holes were seen smashed into the walls and ceilings. Many of the windows were broken, the bathroom sink destroyed and the shower was left on overnight. On top of the water damage, the structure of the shower itself was dismantled. Parts of the hardwood flooring inside was ripped out, and dark blood stains could be seen on the floor.

Myhre said the home was built in 1896. He said she also destroyed an antique sink and stained glass windows from the late 1800s.

He is stuck footing the bill, and said he has to make the repairs himself.

"I've been over here for two weeks working on it. (...) The expense are materials only, I'm doing all the work myself, and I got better things to do," Mhyre said.


The police were unable to help, Mhyre said, because the person was a tenant at the time.

WDAY News is reaching out to the Moorhead Police Department to get more information.

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