by Cameron John CBS Denver News
There’s nothing like a relaxing vacation, what could possibly go wrong? You’re going somewhere awesome, you can’t wait to have fun but what could happen while you’re away? A family in Jefferson County had taken a vacation and when they came back their house was a total mess. They found broken chairs, destroyed floors, missing ceilings, broken TV, you name it. Whoever was there wasn’t just interested in taking any property from the home, they destroyed the home itself. The suspects left more than $225,000 in damage to their home.
More than just the home being destroyed, matters became worse when the suspects broke the water pipes and caused the home to flood. Their neighbor (Michelle Butzke) was watching their home while they were away. After what had happened she described their home as if it were hit by a hurricane.” We walked in through the garage and it was like something out of a horror movie. The walls were seeping water, and the ceiling was completely gone,” said Butzke.