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Family’s stuff dumped on front lawn

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GARLAND, Texas -

A home foreclosure has been difficult for a Garland family as well as their neighbors, especially because everything inside the home was just dumped on the curb.

There's a mess outside the home in the 400 block of Pebblecreek Drive.

It was recently purchased at an auction and the new owners didn't want what was inside. So, on Tuesday they threw everything outside for people to rummage through.

"Immediately people just started stopping and digging through the boxes and just taking everything, ransacking it, dumping the boxes out," said Jolie Little, a neighbor.

The home's previous owners were Rita and Billy Hue, two sisters who moved away two years ago when their health began to fail. They said they were under the impression that they had until the end of the month to collect their belongings and had made arrangements to get everything.

They were devastated after neighbors called to tell them what was happening. They broke into tears after driving up Wednesday morning and seeing everything outside.

Little has tried to save a few personal items for the women.

"We just have some of their family photos that we found," she said.

Other neighbors said they were appalled by people stopping at all hours of the night to pick through the women's belongings.

"There were cars double parked and lined up here and they were just ransacking through everything. I've never seen people act like that before. And it was rather upsetting," said Charline Garvey.

It appears the sisters will never get most of their things back.

There is no law in the state of Texas regarding how much time an evicted person has to retrieve their belongings.


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