TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) — Residents of Tracy Street are tired of a home that has stock tires front and back.
It is not the first, as it was only last year that the lessee was ordered to remove another stock of tires. According to the neighbors, it took two semi-trailers to transport all the tires and the current stock is even greater.
Timothy LaHote has lived in the community his entire life. He said it bothered him to see the tires every day and his neighbor dumping them in his yard and surrounding area.
“Throwing them in dumpsters, throwing them in the creek on Tracey Road. He dumps them everywhere or waits for the city to come and clean him up,” LaHote said.
The mountain of tires is not only an eyesore, neighbors say it has created another problem, rats.
“We didn’t have any issues with rats or anything here until he brought in these tires,” LaHote said. me they found dead rats by their properties and saw live rats.
People living on the streets say they worry about their children playing outside because of pests.
“My granddaughter comes here and plays and if she gets bitten by a rat, I don’t know what I would do to that guy because he’s the problem,” LaHote said.
“We called many times. We called the mayor, we called the city. We made 10 to 15 phone calls. My end neighbor, she called.
City of Toledo officials were unable to provide much information regarding the house as there is an ongoing case against the property and its owner in court.
Neighbors say they see the improvements that have been made in the streets around them and they feel that this mountain of tires is what is holding their street back from the changes. “They’re fixing the street on that end, building a whole new street. But we’ve got trash on that end and they need to clean that up,” LaHote said.
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