We can't believe this worked.
A Michigan man whose house was going to be demolished is accused of having swapped his house numbers with a neighbor's, leading the demolition company to bulldoze the wrong house, according to local ABC affiliate WXYZ-TV.
But the real kicker is this: Neighbors are actually happy about it, saying the house that was wrongfully destroyed on Thursday in the town of Pontiac was a dilapidated eyesore.
"I wanted to give [the demolition crew] a 12-pack of beer," one neighbor told the local station. "I was that happy."
The Detroit area, unfortunately, is no stranger to wrong-house demolitions. A dozen homes were accidentally demolished in the winter of 2012 after a mistake was made by the Land Bank Fast Track Authority, which had knocked down the houses as part of a program to reduce blight near city schools, AOL Real Estate reported in January.
Similarly, in 2008, local Fox affiliate WJBK-TV reported on the story of Susan Calloway, a Detroit woman whose home was wrongfully destroyed by a demolition company. Calloway's neighbors said they'd been calling the city for months to tear down a nearby abandoned house, which was home to a number of homeless people, WJBK said.
Watch the full WXYZ-TV report in the video above.
(hat tip Consumerist)