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Crews demolish wrong house

PONTIAC, Mich. --- Crews demolished the wrong house on Friday. The house next door was supposed to be demolished.

The man who owned the home is accused of changing the address numbers so he could save his home.

The homeowner whose house got demolished instead says he was planning on renting it out.

Now he is wondering if the city owes him a new house.

"When I heard they tore down the house on accident I wanted to give them a twelve pack of beer. I was that happy. If anyone was going to rent that out it had to be a crackhead because no one else was going to rent that out," said Fred Sargent who lives nearby.

Nearby residents are saying good riddance to the torn down house. They say it was an eyesore.

Police are investigating the alleged house numbers swap.

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