Surprisingly, this mess has absolutely nothing to do with AA or Recovery Landlords. However, there is a sober living facility next door. When they interviewed the manager of this facility, she refused to divulge her full name:
The lot is next to a recently spiffed-up apartment complex that offers affordable housing to recovering alcohol and drug abusers. They can live there, at low rent, only if they remain clean and sober.
Janet, an Alcoholics Anonymous member who wants to retain her anonymity by using only her first name, manages the complex. She sees another new exhibit next door every day. Pickup trucks back up to the pile and leave behind behind sofas, mattresses, appliances and often bags full of trash. Someone tagged one of the sofas.
One day, she noticed a big-screen TV “with the remote sitting on top.” She’s seen people burrow beneath the rubble to the subfloor foundation and use a cutting torch to steal copper and other metals. When workers came in to put a new roof on a neighboring complex, they dumped the old roof remnants onto the pile, she said.
Psst, Janet, now everyone who reads the Modesto Bee knows you’re an AA member.