Friday, January 27, 2012
Illegal Bronx firetrap vacated
From Eyewitness News:
"Tomorrow we can meet again, here again," said Manny Collado, the landlord.
And here was the landlord on Monday before the city carried out it's vacate order.
He was trying to get one of the tenants to work with him in a scheme to keep the city from shutting down his money-making fire trap.
What he didn't know is the tenant is working with Eyewitness News and wearing an undercover camera.
"If these people come by on Wednesday you show them, 'Listen I got a lease here bro, I don't know what you're talking about. This is my apartment I got a two year lease here,'" Collado said.
The landlord then instructs the tenant to lie to city officials by telling them the building is rented by one family and not illegally rented out as single rooms.
"Everybody there is family member. Everybody in that apartment is going to be family. They're my cousins, they live with me," Collado said.