A furious builder sabotaged a newly installed bathroom with a sledgehammer after he claimed the homeowner refused to pay a £5,500 bill.
Footage shows the furious contractor destroying his own work at a property in Colorado Springs.
“We put weeks into it, thousands of dollars into it,” he can be heard saying.
Builder Terry Gregory claimed the landlord refused to pay the bill, so he decided to take back the tile shower he had made KKTV, Report.
“Is someone going to pay me?
“Let me tell you something. No contractor in the state of Colorado would fix it when they found out I took it back because he refused to pay me. No one,” he adds as he demolishes the bathroom. continues to do.
Landlord Amber Trucke told KRDO-TV She hired Dream Home Remodels of Colorado to do some renovation work on her home.
She showed outlet invoices proving she paid more than £2,000 ($3000) and said she was looking forward to paying the rest when she could be sure she was happy with the job.
“I wanted to be wow, and I wasn’t dressed,” she said.
“But I knew he was coming back on Friday to clear things up, and I thought maybe I’d be more impressed.
“So, I wasn’t going to pay them until I saw the actual finished product.”
As a result, the builder decided to destroy all the work he had just completed and ransacked the bathroom that was captured on camera by the truck’s roommate.
“It was more than just trashing my bathroom,” said Trucke. “My sense of security is gone.”
The company claims that it signed a contract and gave a statement to KRDO on Sunday.
It read: “After several weeks of work for a client, communication broke down at the end of a project.
“No displeasure was expressed, and we proceeded to pay for the project by the end of the day.
“After that communication further broke down and as a result our company returned the tile shower.
“We are sorry that this contract went sour. This has never happened before and is not something that is practiced regularly.
“The contract included several other projects she’s not willing to pay for, including a vanity, mirrors, light fixture, 2 ceiling fans, plumbing work, fixing rotten framing in her walls, and an exterior door replacement. included.”
However, Trucke insists it has paid for those items and plans to take the company to small claims court.
Police and the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department are looking into the matter, trying to determine whether it is a criminal or civil issue.
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