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Foreclosed Huntington Beach home vandalized

January 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A foreclosed home in Huntington Beach is undergoing $250,000 in repairs after vandals trashed the place. The real estate agent said it is the worst case he's seen in Orange County.

The 3,000-square-foot house in a gated community on Radcliff Circle has extensive damage.

Chemicals and cement were poured down drains, walls were covered in mold and piles of wet clothes caused part of the floor to cave in.

"This is the worst malicious damage I've seen," said realtor Tom Moon. "They took a hose and weighted the clothes down so it might have been 1,000 pounds just to collapse the ceiling."

Outside, the pool and Jacuzzi are greener than the grass.

Most of the appliances and fixtures were taken, including the kitchen sink.

The realtor says he and the bank cannot prove who did it and it could be weeks to complete repairs.

"It's sad to see somebody's anger turn the house into what it is today," Moon said.

At a foreclosure auction last August, the home listed at more than $1.7 million, but with no bids, it went back to the bank.

Moon said he is confident the home will sell once the restoration is finished.