Oops! Demolition crew tears down wrong house - WNCT

Oops! Demolition crew tears down wrong house

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FORT WORTH, T.X. -

Call it a big "oops" for a Texas demolition crew completing a typical day's assignment to tear down a home.  The problem: it was the wrong house.

The city is calling it a mistake, saying 9708 Watercress was set for demolition but 9716 Watercress was actually torn down.

Some people in the community actually understand when it comes to the mistake.

 "Well, to be honest, all those houses up there have always been kind of...junky," said Samantha Farmer.  "So I could see how they'd get it mistaken for the wrong one."

A local TV station reports the owner has a permanent home somewhere else.  It's expected they will be compensated for the loss.

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