Friday, April 20, 2018

Disabled Veteran needed new shower...contractor took money after gutting bathroom

Action Report: Handyman takes money, leaves disabled vet without a working shower
WLOX News
By AJ Giardina, Sports Anchor/Action Reporter
April 19th 2018

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX)
Sixty-year-old Army Veteran James Taylor is confined to a wheelchair and was hoping to have a roll-in accessible shower built in his home.

He says a real estate agent recommended a handyman. "They came right over, about a day later. Went in, look at it. We got it," said Taylor.

He recalled giving the man a thousand dollars down to begin the work. "They took the old tub out, the old shower out and that's it, " Taylor described.

Taylor says the workers left the job three weeks ago and returned on Monday to pick up a power saw. He told a neighbor about the job left undone.

"She came over the same day, went up in there...like, to cry and said Mr. Taylor they just messed you up, "Taylor said. "They just did a chop chop job. This wasn't going to work, no way."
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