Forum Title: Shingles Stolen From Homeowner's Roof
This is something that you would think is unheard of. A guy looks up at his roof and all the shingles are gone. Someone stole his roof! It's pretty bad when the police and even an insurance adjuster can't keep a straight face when they are talking about it. Quote: Mystery roofers? Shingles swiped from Albuquerque homeBy Gabrielle Burkhart What someone took from an Albuquerque home has a neighborhood baffled. It couldn‚t have beeneasy, but someone swiped an entire roof right off of a house. Now the homeowner wants to know who these mystery men are. From the front, the home near Irving and Unser in northwest Albuquerque looks normal. However, when Cory Archuleta went to check the mail Saturday, he noticed something major was missing. All of the shingles from his roof were gone. ‚ÄúEven the police officer this morning couldn‚t believe it,‚Äù Archuleta told KRQE News 13. He said his insurance adjuster also had to laugh about it at one point. ‚ÄúShe said that they‚ll have to claim it as ‚Äòstolen,'‚Äù he chuckled, still baffled by the strange theft. He learned from neighbors that before the weekend, someone had stripped the entire roof off of the house. ‚ÄúThat‚s all they left,‚Äù said Archuleta, pointing to a few shingles on the ground. He‚s been in the process of selling the house, and the future resident hasn‚t moved in yet. ‚ÄúMy first thought was to call the realtor to see if maybe the new owners were doing anything yet,‚Äù Archuleta recalled. ‚ÄúBut we haven‚t closed on the house so I don‚t know why they‚d be working on it.‚Äù He called his realtor, Alex Morgan. ‚ÄúHe said, ‚Äòwell, my roof is gone. The original roof is gone,'‚Äù Morgan recalled. ‚ÄúAnd I was like, ‚Äòwhat? How the hell is that possible? How does somebody steal a roof?'‚Äù Neighbors tell Archuleta they saw a crew there on Thursday and Friday tearing the roof off, but they didn‚t think it was suspicious at the time. ‚ÄúThey just figured it was part of the sale of the house,‚Äù said Archuleta. ‚ÄúThey were in a truck with no sign, no business signs on it, so nobody knows who they are.‚Äù The home didn‚t need a new roof. Archuleta said the houses in the neighborhood are fairly new. Whoever did all that work mostly cleaned up after themselves. ‚ÄúThey put the tar paper back,‚Äù Archuleta pointed out. His best guess is that someone ordered a new roof, just not this address. ‚ÄúIt‚s just surprising that they did do all that work and then you know, must have found out they were at the wrong residence and decided to stop where they were at,‚Äù Archuleta told KRQE News 13. He hopes the mystery men might return to finish the job. Archuleta is now working to get the roof replaced before it rains. So far no one has come forward to claim a mistaken job location. Neighbors said the mystery men were in a silver extended cab pickup truck with a white flat-bed trailer. On the bright side, Archuleta said the new owner will be getting a new roof. In the meantime, Archuleta has to fork out $1,000up-front for his insurance deductible. Source
Post By: TARA LOWE (Charlotte, NC), 01/25/2018
This is really an unbelievable story, but I can see how it would happen. I think there was a mix up and the guys tore up the wrong roof. Then when they found out, they got out of there quickly.
You think to yourself, how is this even possible. But with our busy lives, do we really pay that close attention to what is going on in our own neighborhoods? I mean, yeah, you might notice a strange car hanging around, but workers working on a roof? Not likely.
Quote:Originally Posted by tfostYou think to yourself, how is this even possible. But with our busy lives, do we really pay that close attention to what is going on in our own neighborhoods? I mean, yeah, you might notice a strange car hanging around, but workers working on a roof? Not likely.You're so right aboutthis. You see crews working on houses almost every day. I know I'm not thinking things like, do they belong there? You just assume the homeowner knows they are there.