Representative Dana Tyrone Rohrabacher (R-CA), displaying the “personal responsibility” which Republicans so ardently promote, is not only refusing to pay his former landlord for the damage he and his family did to the home they rented for more than two years, he is suing for $20,000 claiming that the landlord failed to return his security deposit in a timely manner.
The Rohrabacher family moved into the million dollar four bedroom four bath home in Orange County on April Fools Day 2010 and moved out in August of 2012, leaving the home in an unlivable condition.
When the family took up residence the 6,300 square foot home, built in 1948 was an immaculate showplace, fit to grace the pages of any upscale real estate magazine. Four miles from the Pacific Ocean, it had a park like back yard with flowers, plantings and lush grass. The carpeting was new and all of the appliances worked perfectly.
The landlord should have become suspicious when Rohrabacher changed the locks and refused to allow him to enter the home, when the family moved out and the landlord once again gained access to his property he found out why the Congressman had kept him out. The previously immaculate home was now a pigsty, with carpeting destroyed and walls filthy and with gaping holes.
The kitchen was filthy as were the bathrooms, the carnage was described as what one would expect to find left by a bunch of frat boys who have no familiarity with any implements of cleaning or a sense of hygiene.
The landlord’s long time girlfriend, Darlene Whitsell, who was first to enter the home after the Rohrabachers moved out said that when she saw the destruction left behind she wept. She said, “It was disgusting. It was unbelievable. Who lives like that?”
Throughout the house the carpets were filthy and covered with stains, walls were cracked and full of holes. In the kitchen walls, floors and counters were filthy and covered in grease. Some of the filth on the walls of the home appeared to be feces.
Every toilet seat in the house was broken. The ceilings showed smoke damage and light switches were cracked. Clumps of hair and what appeared to be balloons clogged the drains. The vent fan over the stove was so badly clogged with grease that it was completely useless.
The dishwasher was no longer functional, there was a wooden lawn chair in the back yard which had been crushed and for some reason the phone lines had all been severed.
In the bedroom suite used by the Congressman’s wife some sort of lubricant had seeped through the carpeting and the pad to stain the floor below. The floor of the room was said to resemble something one might find in a Hollywood sex club.
under the stove in the kitchen they found maggots wriggling in the filth.
Rohrabacher obtained occupancy of the $3,350 per month rental based largely on character references from fellow Congressmen, Ed Royce, John Campbell and Ken Calvert.
Owner, construction contractor, Robert Polyniak has paid invoices showing that he spent $25,800 to repair the damage done by the Rohrabachers. After deducting the $6,700 security deposit he sent a bill for the remainder to the Congressman, who simply ignored all seven attempts to communicate with him.
In August, one year after he moved out owing Polyniak a week’s rent, Rohrabacher who is well known for his miserly ways hired an attorney to file suit against his former landlord for $20,000 because he did not return his security deposit in a timely manner as the law requires.
The 66 year old Congressman who studiously avoided military service in Vietnam, and now presents himself as a super patriot, is going after the landlord who served honorably as a U.S. Marine and whose home he trashed for three times the amount of his security deposits.
The bedroom floor in the Congressman’s wife’s suite.
How the carpets looked before………………and after.
The kitchen was left like this.
More carpet damage.
Who leaves a sink like this and moves out?
The side of the stove.
h/t: Freak Out Nation