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We had a unit in little Havana that had been vacant for a while, so we couldn't be too picky with our tenant. We ended up getting a guy who was involved in the porn business. No big deal, we thought. At least he has a job. Next thing you know, the guy disappears. I call his boss, turns out the guy relapsed and went in a crack binge. Ended up selling half our furniture and never came back. When we went to clean out the unit, we found, among piles of disgusting and filthy clothes, a hammer. The blunt of this hammer had blood and particles of what I imagine to be part of someone's skull. I called the police to report a potential murder weapon. They asked if there was a body. There wasn't, so they refused to send someone to investigate. Since then, I never hold onto any rental properties.
· Renters Week 2015 [Curbed Miami]